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Hats Off Thank you for your reliable coverage throughout the terrible crisis of the firestorm, as well as your consistently fine writing on the disaster. Like other issues such as homelessness and mental illness, this will prove to be one of the central ongoing issues of this region. I applaud your commitment to keeping a tight focus on reporting on it, even as time passes and the initial wounds begin to heal. Our recovery, as

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Devil Weed Sonoma County has no idea what it is asking for with cannabis tourism (“On the Bus,” Nov. 15). Even the very word “cannabis” has real evil in it. Pot is a drug. It is not medicinal. It causes complete indifference in its users, and can lead to death when smoked in heavy quantities. I don’t care what is happening to our “progressive” society. Drugs are evil. Pot, meth, heroin, cocaine and on and on are all inherently evil. There will be even more problems here in Sonoma County with accidental deaths among our youth, as well as among long-term users. “Cannabis,” that evil word, is going to cause more problems than it is worth. Taxing it only allows more evil and tolerance among people who do not truly believe in God Almighty. God would be the very first one to tell you how evil pot is and that it truly does come from the evil one. Our society continues to go too far with legalizing controversial issues from the 1960s. And we will all pay the price. Just watch and wait.


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Renters Rights The plight of renters and the homeless is more acute post-fire BY SUSAN LAMONT


In a county with a less than 1 percent vacancy rate, we lost more than 6,000 housing units. This increases the temptation for landlords to evict tenants and raise rents. Government understands this and has included protections against price-gouging in its emergency declaration. District Attorney Jill Ravitch has said she will aggressively prosecute those who violate those new regulations. But now we’re beginning to hear from people who have been threatened with eviction or with rent increases, who are afraid to speak up because of fears of retaliation. The California Apartments Association, the group which spent so much money to defeat a limited rent control measure in Santa Rosa, has written to the Santa Rosa City Council questioning the legitimacy of some of the anti– price gouging measures. It’s a precarious time for Sonoma County residents who are sleeping on the couches of friends and family. The county has an already seriously underserved population—the homeless—and now there’s a threat that some of the newly homeless could become permanently so. In response, the Green Party of Sonoma County, the Peace & Justice Center of Sonoma County, the Community Action Coalition and members of several groups have come together to organize a series of “Conversations Around the Fire.” The first conversation will bring representatives from Legal Aid of Sonoma County and the county Counsel’s Office to help tenants understand their rights. There will also be a discussion of homelessness before, during and after the fires, as well as information about monetary aid. This will be followed by time to discuss organizing for mutual support and to exchange fire stories. “Conversations Around the Fire: Renters’ Rights in a Disaster Zone” will take place on Monday, Nov. 27, from 6pm to 8pm at Christ Church United Methodist, 1717 Yulupa Ave., Santa Rosa. The event is free and childcare available. Call 707.889.3021 for information. Susan Lamont is a local peace and social justice activist, writer and artist who retired this year from the Peace & Justice Center of Sonoma County. To have your topical essay of 350 words considered for publication, write



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NOT SO FAST Dan Bradford is ready to rebuild, but says red tape is slowing him down.

Weighing Options Opting out of the FEMA-led debris-removal program is not so easy BY TOM GOGOLA


t’s a busy Thursday morning in Coffey Park as the debris cleanup is in full effect.

Workers in white protective suits are clearing out home sites throughout the wasteland where some 1,300 homes were destroyed in the October Tubbs fire. The sound of beeping trucks backing up fills the air, as heavy front-loaders are making piles of trashed cars and all sorts of rugged equipment is rolling around the streets.

Numerous sites have been cleared in the mass cleanup underway. They await new foundations and the first swing of a hammer into a two-by-four to signal that the rebuilding is afoot. Throughout Coffey Park, sites have gotten the federal Environmental Protection Agency seal-of-approval, signified by a laminated certification of safety on the front lawn. Coffey Park is coming back— except in front of the former home at 1613 Kerry Lane, where homeowner Dan Bradford has

been waiting for city approval of a private cleanup and rebuilding plan submitted days after the fire by his Lake County–based contractor-friend Mark Mitchell. Bradford is one an estimated 100 to 150 residents split between the city and county who have so far “opted out” of the cleanup that’s being undertaken by contractors working under a federal-state umbrella that includes the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the state Office of Emergency Services, and overseen locally

by city and county officials. But Bradford had good insurance and an experienced contractor ready to go just days after the fire, and didn’t want to go through the time-consuming rigamarole of the opt-in plan. Bradford thought the opt-out would expedite his rebuilding process; instead, it slowed it down. Homeowners who lost their property to the fire, approximately 5,100 in the county, have until Nov. 22 to either opt-in or opt-out with the mass cleanup already well underway. Bradford didn’t sign up and doesn’t plan to. He just wants the city to approve his contractor’s debris-removal plan and his rebuilding plan, and as of last Friday, he did get some good news from the city: they’d approved his debris removal plan. Now comes his rebuilding plan, which has not yet been approved. It remains to be seen what will happen if the remaining noncompliant residents blow past the Nov. 22 date and the holdouts don’t opt-in to the program. Sonoma County Supervisor James Gore says nobody will be forced into any abatement program on Nov. 23 or forced to sign up with the sanctioned cleanup plan if they don’t want to, despite the Nov. 22 deadline. The hope is that the debris cleanup will be completed by the end of the year. But as of Nov. 18, about 650 homeowners out of the 5,100 burned out in the city and county still had not signed up at all, Gore says. Dozens had opted out, including Bradford, only to wait for city and county bureaucracies to catch up with their own debris-cleanup plans and set up a process for them. The city started reviewing and approving (or rejecting) opt-out plans on Nov. 13, according to Santa Rosa City Manager Sean McGlynn. The debris removal was well underway by the time Bradford got his approval on Nov. 18. Nobody, says Gore, will be able to rebuild anything in Coffey Park until all the sites have that EPA sign in the front yard. That’s to make sure contractors aren’t laboring in toxic work sites. The EPA sign-off is a

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10 Rebuild ( 8 requirement for everyone, Bradford included, whether they opted in or opted out of the debris cleanup. Bradford, who is 60, was burned out of his home on the morning of Oct. 8 and escaped with his two dogs. He’s a respiratory therapist at Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital who lost his wife, Vicki, two years ago. Bradford has been living in a Rincon Valley rental and has taken a two-month leave from work to sort out the details of his rebuilding. He considers himself among the lucky. “You really have to stay on top of the phone calls—you can’t miss a call,” Bradford says of the process. He returned to work for a couple of days after the fires but realized he couldn’t put his patients first if he was always waiting for that critical call from the insurance company. Bradford is not the suing type and says with a smile that the fires were an act of God. He’s not jumping on to any PG&E legal action around the fire and what might have caused it. He just wants to get back into his house, with his dogs, as quickly as possible—and wonders what the hang-up is and why the city gave citizens the chance to optout without having a process in place to deal with people like him who went that route. “It takes a toll,” says Bradford of the emotional stress of being displaced and caught in the bureaucratic shuffle. “I’ve been trying to maintain some type of normalcy, but it’s hard for people who are displaced. That’s all the more reason to rebuild quickly.” A newcomer to Coffey Park, Bradford says his heart goes out to longtime residents who were burned out. To add insult to the injury of losing his home, someone stole the undamaged metal mailbox from Bradford’s front yard. He laughs and shrugs about it as Mitchell pulls up in his truck. Mitchell, who owns Lake County Contractors, has been through this before—he’s still going through it in Lake County. He rebuilt 31 houses destroyed in the 2015 Lake County fires, including,

he says, the first one that went up after the firestorm. He’s eager to be the first guy swinging a hammer in Sonoma County, too, as he and Bradford take in all the surrounding activity and wonder why they can’t be a part of the action. A who’s who of big-dollar contractors from around the region—those Ghilotti Brothers trucks are hard to miss—are hard at work on the cleanup, while Bradford’s left to contemplate his patch of black grass with his hands in his pockets. The recent rain has brought with it the jarring vision of small square patches of very bright green grass popping up amid the charred ruins. That’s a hopeful sign, but a bigger one will come once construction starts. “People have to have hope,” Mitchell says as he recounts the scene in Lake County when his crew started building their first house. People were driving by and applauding, thanking the workers, dropping off 12-packs of beer. “There’s nothing like it,” he says. Bradford says if it weren’t for Mitchell’s quick call to him after the fire, he might have made other immediate plans, such as leaving the region entirely. There’s concern over a potential “brain drain” in Sonoma County as a result of the fires, and Mitchell highlights that the more frustrated people get with bureaucracy, the more likely they are to take their insurance settlement and buy or build somewhere else. Bradford toyed with the idea himself but was taken by Mitchell’s plan for a quick rebuild. “First, when it came to my big decision to rebuild or not, I was

able to get a hold of Mark,” says Bradford, “and he was really positive and enthusiastic about a quick rebuild and I said, that’s the way to go. If not for Mark and the speed of his rebuilding [plan], I probably would have done something different.” The problem, as Bradford and Mitchell describe it, is that even as the city and county were setting a deadline for people to opt-in to the mass cleanup, the process for those who chose to optout was not fully in place, if at all, until recently. “I’ve got trusses coming in 30 days,” says Mitchell, but no building permits to go with them. If not for the optout bureaucratic hold-up, Mitchell says he’d have cleared the debris and been well-prepared for rapid rebuilding of the Bradford home. Gore says he understands the urgency of Bradford’s situation, and that Mitchell is not alone in wanting to be the first man to rebuild. He cites a constituent who has an “insatiable desire to rebuild, and I want to help him.” In the endgame of a rebuilt Sonoma County, Gore says enthusiastically that he’d like to see not just 5,100 houses rebuilt, but a fresh batch of 20,000 on top of those in the county. But it starts with just one, and Mitchell hoped it would be the Bradford house. Gore says Bradford has a legitimate point in highlighting the price of opting out of the FEMA cleanup. The last thing the county or city needs now is bad faith around bureaucracy, “which can never, ever get in the way of rebuilding,” he says. “We cannot make the private option seem to be infeasible

‘I’ve been trying to maintain some type of normalcy, but it’s hard for people who are displaced.’

in order to force them into it,” says Gore. “That is not what the process is for, and it’s not what we are doing.” The bureaucratic lag at Bradford’s property highlights that there’s a massive recovery process afoot with huge numbers to account for—$7.2 billion in damage, up to 9,000 jobs evaporated in the region, 43 deaths—while also being, says Gore, a human story with individual victims such as Bradford deserving of one-on-one attention from their local government. There’s already been one fire-related suicide at the site of a burned-out home. Lake County Supervisor Rob Brown has offered some advice to Gore as the county struggles out from under the ash. Brown has had numerous interactions with Mitchell and says that he’s trying to do the right thing and that he’s passionate about being that first guy on the scene of a disaster with the hammer. Brown also notes the value of remaining patient in the face of a process that can be frustrating. Before any new homes are built in the North Bay, Brown says he has stressed to Gore the importance of prioritizing the completion of pre-existing infrastructure projects (the emphasis in Sonoma County will be on fixing the roads, says Gore) and making sure municipalities have hired building officials for when the rebuilding plans start to come hard and fast. Two years after the fires, Lake County is still hiring staff, Brown says. Of an approximate 1,300 houses destroyed, Brown says around 350 have been rebuilt and 500 have been permitted over two years. “Two years” is the mostbandied-about timeline for when people blown out by the North Bay fires will return to rebuilt homes. Mitchell’s goal was to shorten that timeline for Bradford, but the city only started approving the opt-out plans as of Nov. 13. He’s already behind schedule for his opt-out client, even as the opt-in house across the street from Bradford’s has been cleared of debris and awaits a new foundation, and a new lease on life.


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Dining MARSHMALLOWS ARE VERY SERIOUS The Pilot R&D team plays with different ingredients

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Top (Secret) Chef Healdsburg incubates innovative food and beverage lab BY STETT HOLBROOK


ou wouldn’t know it from the outside, but the tidy house on Brown Street in Healdsburg is a secret food and drink R&D laboratory. The kitchen is loaded with hightech devices like colorimeters and incubators. One wall is given over to an apothecary of spices, herbs, extracts, roots and functional ingredients used in recipe formulation. And there’s

a custom-built beer cooler that comes out of a big log. For research, I’m guessing. The team behind the company— Pilot R&D—is impressive. The four partners (Kyle Connaughton, Ali Bouzari, Dana Peck and Dan Felder) have résumés from some of the most acclaimed and innovative restaurants in the world: Momofuku, the French Laundry, Noma, Saison, Benu, Eleven Madison Park and WD-50. Connaugthon is the

executive chef at Healdsburg’s Single Thread, which earned two Michelin stars last month. Pilot R&D develops menus and proprietary food and beverage products for companies like Sprig, Exo, Avenir, Primal Kitchen and Barnana. While those projects are hush-hush, Pilot launched its own brand, Render, and just introduced its first product called State Bird Seed, a partnership with San Francisco’s State Bird Provisions restaurant.

The idea behind Render is to collaborate with great chefs to create great food and drink products—chef-to-shelf they call it. State Bird Seed grew out of State Bird Provision’s transformation of leftover quinoa and seeds into a salty, crunchy snack that’s also used as an ingredient on other dishes. The Pilot team refined the process and created three flavors (sea salt, almond and rosemary, and furikake) and put it all an attractive, co-branded resealable bag. The snack is good right out of the bag, but last week the Pilot team opened their doors for a private lunch to show how the crunchy bits work with other food. The verdict? Very well. State Bird Seed is great as a crusty layer on cider-braised ribs and excellent sprinkled on bitter greens or on pear-apple crumble. It may be Bird Seed, but it’s not cheap. A bag goes for $28 at Mollie Stone’s, Healdsburg Shed and Good Eggs. The next product launch will be his-and-her beverages from former Bar Tartine chefs Nick Balla and Courtney Burns that are due out in the spring. Part of the idea behind Render is that many chefs have great ideas but developing them into a packaged product is beyond their skill set or resources. “That’s not what any of these chefs set out to do,” says Peck, “but Render allows for that collaboration.” Ali Bouzari, who has a PhD in food chemistry from UC Davis and worked on cooking vegetables sous vide with the French Laundry for his dissertation, says a lot of the firm’s work involves getting everyone in the kitchen a table and playing with ingredients, adding this and trying that, iterating—rendering—as they go. At the end of lunch, Bouzari grated bits of this and that—pecan, allspice—over a plate of just-made marshmallow in effort to achieve autumnal flavors. “In improv,” Bouzari says, “they would say, ‘yes, and . . .’” It will be delicious to taste what that means in the months to come. For more information, visit

Alley-Oop The craft-defying feats of Alley 6 distillery BY JAMES KNIGHT


hen I drop by impromptu at Alley 6 Craft Distillery one weekday afternoon, it looks likely they aren’t open—or that I might disturb someone who’s hard at work—so I’m about to turn away after a minute or so when a sleepy-eyed Jason Jorgensen peeks out the door. Actually, he’d been having a nap.

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district northwest of downtown Healdsburg. Having already started a distillation of Viognier wine, which he and his wife, Krystle, use as a base for their bay laurel and wild-harvested fennel-infused Harvest gin ($40), he’s got a few hours to wait it out (while the spirit drips tediously into a collecting vat) in what he describes as a man-cave-style room upstairs until having to decide when he will cut the “tails” of the distillation. If you’ve heard that a narrow cut in between “heads” and “tails” yields the purest product, the spirit in question may have been vodka. Where it concerns whiskey, says Jorgensen, he prefers to leave the tails rather long, as this more oily portion contributes mouthfeel and flavor. So is that the secret to the Jorgensen’s Alley 6 rye whiskey ($50), which Bohemian staffers picked as their overall favorite in a tasting earlier this year? Or is it the 22 percent aromatic malted barley from Heidelberg, Germany, that also makes up 100 percent of their Alley 6 single malt whiskey ($60)? Could be those antiquey copper stills over there, manufactured in Portugal for the brandy trade—although other local craft distilleries use the very same design, with very different results. The distiller’s hard-earned art is paramount, of course. And for the Jorgensens, there was that one dream trip to Scotland . . . and that two-day course in Colorado . . . “I like to say I went to the university of YouTube,” jokes the oftenchuckling Jorgensen. Surely the barrel regimen plays a role. Although the whiskey is aged in the same charred, new American oak barrels that’s required of all American whiskey bearing the name, some of the barrels in the Alley 6 cellar, a mere pantry compared to the most boutiquey of winery cellars, are as small as five gallons. Some say that’s a whiskey aging “trick.” I say it’s a delicious whiskey. Who wants to wait for whiskey this good?

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PASTA SQUAD Volunteers A. J. Reibli, Jess Wade, Bob Rey and Scooter McAllister unload food received from Facebook chefs at Vella Cheese Company in Sonoma.

Food to the Rescue Chefs and volunteers rally to help fire survivors


t’s not quite an army of volunteers that wait for a truck to roll up to the service entrance of the Vintage House senior center on a recent Wednesday morning. The volunteers, mostly from the charitable Kiwanis Club of Sonoma Plaza, number about a dozen. But they do prove an effective force—and it could be said they have a capable general.

As soon as the refrigerated truck’s lift-gate hits the pavement, the volunteers pounce on a pallet of crates at the direction

of a petite woman wearing a pink, knitted cap with pussycat ears. Sheana Davis owns the Epicurean Connection catering


and culinary education center in Sonoma. During the North Bay fires in October, she found herself suddenly leading one of the area’s rapidly evolving, seatof-the-pants food-relief efforts that paired Bay Area chefs with thousands of displaced people. Now that the urgent needs of evacuees have past, the fires have exposed the continuing needs of thousands of people who are still

on the edge. And the ad-hoc relief efforts are struggling to keep the supply chain going. Breaking up the pallets and parceling out crates of donated food, which arrived direct from the kitchens of Facebook, Davis divvies them up on the spot: “Moose is 200 meals,” she confirms, rationing a portion for the charitable Moose Lodge of Sonoma. Then a marimba

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ringtone calls her away to the next 15-second negotiation. Every minute or two the phone chimes again. When the fires forced Davis to evacuate her home, she and her husband landed at the Sonoma Valley Inn, in the same boat with many others there—just lucky to have their pets with them. “They were kind enough to let me bring my dog and my three very bad cats,” Davis says. Davis had just catered a cassoulet fundraising dinner for the Bouverie Preserve in Glen Ellen. “To know we were doing a dinner the night before, and wake up to have it burnt down, is surreal,” says Davis. But she had a refrigerator full of prepared food and 28 more events suddenly canceled, so she brought the gourmet fare to the hotel and began doling it out. Meanwhile, Alexander Valley resident and food-policy advocate Melanie Wong evacuated only days before a planned trip. She decided it was best to just go ahead with her plans. While waiting to catch her plane at SFO, she got a call from Steve Guilliams, a San Francisco engineer with family ties to the North Bay. He wanted to know if she could help with his idea for a “scaled strategy” to feed large numbers of people through commercial kitchens. Through his Silicon Valley connections, Guilliams quickly secured a commitment for prepared food from Facebook chefs. “I talked to him Thursday,” says Wong, “and the first delivery was Sunday morning.” Asked if she knew who in Sonoma County might be able to provide a ground game, Wong knew just the person—Davis. Now at Sonoma Springs Community Hall on Highway 12, Davis and her staff and volunteers repackaged and served the donations from Facebook, as well as from Jackson Family Wines and San Francisco chefs, under the banner No Pay Café/ Café Gratis. They served 7,500 meals a day at peak operation. Wong says Facebook is an ideal partner

TEAM GRATIS Sheana Davis, center, with No Pay Café volunteers served nearly 8,000 meals a day at peak operation.

because chefs for the social media company already whip up grub for more than 30,000 employees on any given day. “It’s not hard for them to do 5,000 extra meals a day,” Wong says. “And it’s fresh, wholesome food.” It was served with no questions asked, no proof of residency required. It also gave restaurants a break as they struggled to regroup, she says. “Our idea was, we’ll take care of feeding the people and give you the chance to get back in business again and kickstart our tourism economy and get our food system going again.” On Nov. 1, the operation transitioned to a “virtual” No Pay Café. Instead of serving meals out of a kitchen, Davis sends them out to charity partners, assisted by the Kiwanis. The need is still great, Davis says, but local charities, senior centers and shelters are best positioned to reach out to the communities they serve.

n the offices of the Council on Aging in Santa Rosa, there’s a zucchini about the size of a dachshund on a desk. No, it wasn’t a donation from someone trying to be helpful, says Sonoma Family Meal founder Heather Irwin— although they might as well make zucchini bread, she laughs. It was found in a volunteer’s garden— like the surge of support and volunteerism that made Sonoma Family Meal possible, another unexpected bounty that grew during the fires. Irwin, a food and cannabis writer for the Press Democrat, is more worried about what to do with the half-ton of squash they just received from the Central Valley. The Sonoma Family Meal story also starts in early October, when friends and family, including Irwin’s 93-year-old grandmother, gathered around a farmhouse table in Sebastopol in a daze.


“We were just sort of grabbing things out of the fridge and throwing them on the table,” Irwin says. “And it wasn’t a very impressive meal.” She knew that similarly displaced families were sharing their situation in crammed houses across the county. “Cooking for 10 to 11 people is not an easy thing to do— although now it looks like a snap.” At the same time, Irwin was getting calls from her contacts in the restaurant world who wanted to help. “And they couldn’t really take pans of lasagna to the Red Cross.” So they asked her, “Hey Heather, how can we help?” She thought she could bring the need and offers together. “And maybe for a couple of days, we’d do this silly little thing where we put them in these little half pans,” she says, picking up one from 60,000 cases of donated aluminum serving ) 16 trays, “and it’d be a little

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gourmet meal—gourmet comfort food, really—but it would taste good, it would look good, and it would be served with dignity. And a hug. My mom’s the chief hug giver-outer.” They set up at John Franchetti’s restaurant in Santa Rosa. Franchetti’s gas was out, but he had his wood-fired ovens. “I said, ‘Can we serve 800 meals in your kitchen?’” Irwin recounts, “‘because Traci Des Jardins [owner of San Francisco restaurant Jardinière] is sending us up prepared meals that we’re going to repackage for families of four to six.’ And he said, sure!” Adding vegetables and fruit donated by local produce distributor FEED Sonoma, they put it all in an oven. “So we had these beautiful meals with a meat, a carbohydrate, and fresh, organic produce,” Irwin says. “Well, by lunchtime, we were pretty much out of food. And I panicked.” Soon after Irwin buzzed her restaurant contacts, more food

came down the line—from Josh Silvers, chef and owner of Jackson’s Bar and Oven in Santa Rosa, Sondra Bernstein, founder of Girl & the Fig restaurant in Sonoma, and many others. A team of volunteers prepped heaps of fresh vegetables at John Ash & Co., and the pickup point moved almost from day to day, with stops at Santa Rosa Junior College and the Santa Rosa Veterans Memorial Building. Later, mostly focused on preparing meals from scratch, Sonoma Family Meal found a sweet spot at the Council on Aging/Meal on Wheels facility. Tucked away off Santa Rosa Avenue, it was, in fact, built as a disaster-relief kitchen but, surprisingly, had sat unused most of the day. n the kitchen on Nov. 7, turkey has already been prepared and shipped out the door—with sides of herbed buttermilk mashed potatoes, beet


“Thank you for being here,” says one recipient to Irwin’s husband, Jason Stanbrough, who’s overseeing what he calls a “controlled chaos” of rotating volunteers. Everyone here seems appreciative, but not accustomed to lining up for free food. Not the middle-aged pair who pause to thank Stanbrough a moment later. “A lifesaver,” says the man toting a stack of trays, sounding upbeat, with a background tinge of the strain of the past weeks. “And the volunteers are so nice,” says his counterpart. “I don’t have to feel so . . .” She hesitates to say bad for walking up to take free food. y Nov. 15, Irwin sounds weary. After serving an estimated 70,000 meals, Sonoma Family Meal won’t be able to make it to Thanksgiving. They have to cease service that evening. “We are really grateful for the community’s outpouring of love,” says Irwin, improvising her press release. “And we are going to look in to how to best serve our community in the future.” The bright spot for now is that generous friends are helping Laurell and family to move into a tiny home. Later that day, Sheana Davis checks the time and announces they’ve done pretty well: it’s noon and the volunteers have broken up three pallets, hauled the crates to their respective staging areas, packed up their vehicles and the meals are on the way to their destinations. Packaged in plastic, the bulk meals are refrigerated, not frozen, and marked with temperature cooked and cooled, and meal type: scrambled eggs, sausage, hash browns and pasta. This is no Thanksgiving dinner, and Davis isn’t worried about whether the next drop is packed with dressing and yams or not. The holiday weekend is more of a concern, she says, because children are out of school extra days and parents who were already living paycheck-topaycheck will be out of work that much longer. “We’re feeding for the long haul.”






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salad with microgreens—and volunteers, certified to handle food (it can be done online in an hour, says Irwin), chop, slice and mix ingredients for the next batch. What’ll be made with those big slabs of smoked meat over there? “Good question!” says chef Matthew Laurell on his fast-paced travels around the kitchen. Laurell is on loan from Mark and Terri Stark, for whom he’s still on salary as executive catering chef. But even then, he and his family may not have a place to live in a few days. That’s the kind of stuff that’s going on right now, says Irwin. “And this guy’s running a disaster kitchen!” Meanwhile, volunteer Woody Mosgers, a caterer, stirs butternut squash into an outsized bowl of pasta. Bright orange, it’s reminiscent of mac and cheese— which raises the question: in a time like this, why not just mac and cheese? Why gourmet pasta, eggplant and microgreens? “Because there are a lot of places you can go eat shitty food,” Irwin states flatly. “And I’m going to say that straight up. Because some of the food we’ve seen is literal garbage.” Whole pallets of kindly donated but spoiled food had to be tossed, Irwin says, and there’s more to her insistence on chefmade meals than foodie whimsy. “I’ve heard a number of horror stories that were happening all around our county,” says Irwin. “To me, it was real important that we did this professionally.” At the pickup point in the Empire College parking lot, in front of cheery tablescapes of flowers and gourds (arranged by Irwin’s mother), volunteers greet people and ask them how many they’re feeding. “We just want it to feel like you’re not in a Red Cross line,” Irwin says. “We have people that come up to us and say, ‘I never thought I’d have to ask for a meal.’ That’s kind of heartbreaking. That’s why we’re doing this, because we want somebody that thought they’d never have to ask for a meal not to feel demeaned and shamed by having to ask for one. I mean, I’d be pretty stoked to get that meal!”

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from the North Bay Fires Redwood Valley and Santa Rosa Community Recovery Fund Dear Friends, Neighbors, Colleagues, Customers, and Suppliers – Mendocino and Sonoma Counties were struck by devastating wildfires. The loss of life, property, and possessions is still being tallied and has already surpassed any modern recorded fire. Our company and employees have long, deep roots in both counties. Many were impacted by the fires — at one point over 25 were evacuated, several lost their homes, and we heard many of the harrowing tales similar to the thousands displaced. We are very grateful to our employees and the emergency response. We offer our condolences for the loss of loved ones. The recovery and restoration of homes and personal lives will take years. We want to assure the community — through our actions — we will be here for the long haul. We have considered how we can help the larger community where we live and work. I have received many phone calls and inquiries — “How can we help?”, “Where can we send money, supplies, resources?” We have spent some time to consider long-term support for communities most affected by the fires. We lost more than homes and buildings. The wide and fast devastation was a fracturing shock to the community. We ask you to join us in support of restoring things which build community. People lost gathering locations, community centers, ball parks, elder care centers; they lost pets and places to enjoy with their children. Teachers and emergency workers lost their homes and belongings. Community space, youth and elderly, teachers and public safety are the critical threads in the fabric of any community. To that end, we ask for your support to help support the most impacted communities. Specifically:


• We will match dollar for dollar the first $400,000. • The money will be distributed in Mendocino and Sonoma Counties. • The funds will be directed to youth, elder, educators, emergency workers, and animals displaced by the Nuns, Redwood Valley, and Tubbs Fires.

• The committee will consist of three (3) individuals — Carmel J. Angelo, Mendocino County resident, Buck Ganter, Mendocino County resident, Marty Olhiser, Sonoma County resident. • 100% of the donations will be put to use. Our company will pay related administrative costs. Additional Company Actions: • We are offering $5,000 relocation bonuses to new employees who not only lost homes but livelihoods and $1,000 referral bonuses to people who help. • We will have our heavy equipment and operators licensed to participate in the clean-up. Any “disaster money” we receive related to this work, we will donate to the Recovery Fund. • And importantly, we pledge to continue our “regular” community support. Each year our employees manage and distribute about $300,000 in community action grants, ag education support, college scholarships, and matching capital programs to our communities for a wide range of charity. This will continue. It is important we remember these needs despite the immediate need for fire recovery. Please see the link below to make your contribution today. And please share with your community to help ours. Redwood Valley and Santa Rosa need our support for the long haul. We are all at our best when we work together. Thank you in advance for your support of this important effort. If you have any questions about the company or this letter, please contact us at, or call me directly at the number below. Sincerely, Bob Mertz, CEO (707) 467-3385 Mendocino Forest Products Company Mendocino Redwood Company Humboldt Redwood Company Allweather Wood Follow us: @GetRedwood

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• The funds will be distributed by the Community Foundation of Mendocino County via an independent committee and a regular report of distributions will be provided on our website until the fund is exhausted.


We have established the Redwood Valley and Santa Rosa Community Recovery Fund as a Matching Challenge. Every dollar you contribute we will put in a matching dollar.


The week’s events: a selective guide


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HARMONY FOR THE HOLIDAYS Bay Area sibling singers the T Sisters perform over Thanksgiving weekend in a show hosted by KRCB 91.1-FM on Saturday, Nov. 25, at Mystic Theater & Music Hall in Petaluma. See Clubs & Venues, p25.





Big Top Holidays

Deck the Walls

Bountiful Fun

Community Rising

Created by French-born artist Michel Michelis, the storied live circus group Cirque de Bohème is inspired by early 20th-century French circus traditions and imbued with a modern sensibility. Each holiday season, the troupe takes the stage in Sonoma to dazzle with vintage acts crafted around original productions, and this year’s theme makes timely use of the idea of “Freedom” with a cast of colorful characters whose whimsical style echoes the original Bohemians while reflecting relevant messages. “Freedom” runs through Dec. 17, opening on Friday, Nov. 24, at Cornerstone Sonoma, 23570 Arnold Drive, Sonoma. Times vary; $25 and up.

Don’t settle for gifting socks to your loved ones this holiday season—surprise them with handcrafted, one-of-a-kind pieces of art and other goodies found at the 16th annual Holiday Gift Gallery at the Healdsburg Center for the Arts. Over 30 regional artists participate in the gallery show, offering gift-appropriate works in media ranging from paintings, photography, ceramics, glass, wood and other textiles. Opening in conjunction with the Healdsburg Downtown Holiday Party, in which several merchants around the plaza open late with lighted displays and Santa hangs out in the plaza’s gazebo, the HCA’s Gift Gallery opens with a reception on Friday, Nov. 24, at 130 Plaza St., Healdsburg. 5pm. Free. 707.431.1970.

Of all the things to be thankful for this holiday weekend, the ability to laugh in spite of the year’s events has to be at the top of the list. At least it is for the folks at Crushers of Comedy, who host the Give Thanks for Laughter standup showcase this weekend with a cornucopia of popular Sonoma County comics hitting the stage. The lineup includes homegrown talents Juan Carlos and Cody Smit, as well as Bay Area and Sacramento comedians Steve Ausburne, Josh Argyle and Charlie Adams. The laughs happen on Saturday, Nov. 25, at the Laugh Cellar, 5755 Mountain Hawk Way, Santa Rosa. Doors, 5pm; show, 7pm. $28. 707.843.3824.

Award-winning author Rebecca Solnit’s 2010 book, ‘A Paradise Built in Hell,’ examines the altruism and generosity that emerges in communities experiencing natural disasters. Hey, the North Bay can relate. Solnit speaks on the topic with fellow author and activist Peter Coyote in a benefit for Undocufund’s fire relief for undocumented fire victims. The evening also includes a raffle with goods from local businesses, authors and friends of the North Bay, including a handmade side table from actor, author and woodworker Nick Offerman. Space is limited, so RSVP and arrive early on Wednesday, Nov. 29, at Copperfield’s Books, 140 Kentucky St., Petaluma. 7pm. $5 donation. 707.762.0563.

—Charlie Swanson

PORTRAIT OF DISASTER New artwork draws from losses suffered in Napa’s fires and earthquake.

Artifact Art

Community art project memorializes Napa’s recent disasters BY CHARLIE SWANSON


osaic artist and longtime Napa resident Kristina Young was already three years into her massive art project memorializing items lost in Napa’s 2014 earthquake when disaster struck again in the form of the Atlas Peak and Tubbs wildfires.

The Napa Quake Mosaic began as a planned community art piece

made up of objects damaged and destroyed in the Aug. 24, 2014, quake. “Each person had a story about the object they would bring in,” says Young. “They all had nostalgic, sentimental meanings to the people.” Whether it was part of their mother’s wedding china or their child’s kindergarten macaroni jewelry, the objects and their stories painted a portrait of a community reeling, but also healing, from tragedy.

“The idea of the mosaic is that, after it’s completed, you can go and sit in reflection,” Young says. “You can find your object that you contributed and think about what home means, what the objects in our lives mean to us.” Still in the planning stages, the mosaic found a site within the developing Rail Arts district in downtown Napa, and Young is coordinating with the Napa Valley Wine Train to donate a railcar upon which the mosaic

will be assembled. Young also designed the piece, which uses the objects to represent layers of earthly sediment and an outward radiating seismic disruption. Currently fundraising for the project, Young has received grants from the Napa Valley Art Council, Mentis and other groups. “I was literally about to go out in the community to do some kind of crowdfunding program when the fires hit,” she says. “At first, I thought, ‘I don’t even know if [the mosaic] is relevant anymore,’ because the fires impacted so many more people and were so much larger of a disaster than the earthquake.” Young decided she would broaden the mosaic’s scope and add objects found in the wildfires’ aftermath. “This is very in line with what the original concept of the project was,” says Young. “It’s documenting the process of healing after a trauma. Whether it’s an earthquake or fire or any other natural disaster, the healing process is an important one.” Young is reaching out to those affected by the fires in Napa County and asking for any objects they may want to donate to the mosaic. She has already received objects from several artists who lost their studios in the fire, among them, Napa photographer Norma Quintana. Calistoga-based landscape painter Karen Lynn Ingalls, who lost her barn studio in the Tubbs fire, will also be contributing some of her recovered items. “These objects are important to people’s lives; they can’t keep them, but they can’t throw them away either,” Young says. To donate to the ‘Napa Quake Mosaic,’ contact Kristina Young at


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‘OLDEST ORPHAN’ Madison Genovese stars in the big-hearted ‘Daddy Long Legs.’

Two Squared

Two plays, four actors, two thumbs up BY DAVID TEMPLETON


wo-hander. It’s a funny term, meaning a play with two actors. Currently, two different two-handers are running in Sonoma County, proving exactly how much range and variation these plays can have.

At Left Edge Theatre, Stephen Sachs’ Bakersfield Mist is a witty, coarse and brutal dark comedy set in a Bakersfield mobile home. It clocks in at a super-brisk 79 minutes, with no intermission. Co-directed by Kimberly Kalember and Argo Thompson, the play concerns Maude Gutman (Sandra Ish), a foul-mouthed, exbartender divorcée, and Lionel Percy (Mike Pavone), an arrogant,

condescending art expert who’s convinced Maude has discovered an authentic Jackson Pollock painting in a local thrift store. Both actors are equally excellent—a necessity in a show with only two performers—and the co-directors, showing a keen facility for this kind of ugly-funny confrontation, keep the action moving through sharp, often deadly comedy and escalating mystery, to remarkably personal drama and a satisfyingly ambiguous climax. Rating (out of 5): Main Stage West’s Daddy Long Legs is in many ways the opposite of Bakersfield Mist: a lush, nostalgic, sentimentally romantic musical (by Jane Eyre’s Paul Gordon and Les Misérable’s John Caird), slightly overstuffed at two hours, two minutes (including an intermission) but absolutely dripping with sweetness and charm. Based on the classic 1912 novel by Jean Webster, this 2009 gem, imaginatively and sensitively directed by Elly Lichenstein, is told mainly through correspondence between the spirited Jerusha Abbott (a superb Madison Genovese), who sings the autobiographical “Oldest Orphan in the John Grier Home,” and Jervis Pendleton (Tyler Costin), the titular “Daddy Long Legs,” a wealthy, anonymous benefactor who funds Abbott’s college education and dreams of becoming an author. With lovely offstage orchestration from a live ensemble, this openhearted, unorthodox twohander proves, with beautiful tunes and a soaring, if improbable love story, that less can sometimes be much, much more. ‘Bakersfield Mist’ runs through Dec. 2 at Left Edge Theatre. 50 Mark West Springs Road, Santa Rosa. Thursday– Saturday, 8pm; 2pm and 5pm matinee, Sunday, Nov. 26, and Saturday, Dec. 2. $25–$40. 707.546.3600. ‘Daddy Long Legs’ runs Thursday–Sunday through Dec. 10 at Main Stage West, 104 N. Main St., Sebastopol. Thursday–Saturday, 8pm; matinee, Sunday at 5pm. $15–$30. 707.823.0177.


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D.C. INC. Pretty soon, the only movies they’ll make will have guys

with capes and gals with shields.

Super People

‘Justice League’ delivers the fun with a touch of ennui BY RICHARD VON BUSACK


he engaging, endearing Justice League, in its brisk two hours, is a big improvement on 2013’s Man of Steel and last year’s Batman v Superman—which could have been subtitled “The Dawn of Superman’s Funeral.”

Justice League commences with charm worthy of the Christopher Reeve Superman films. A couple of off-camera kids corner Superman (Henry Cavill) for an interview. The question that stops him speechless: “What’s the best thing about Earth?” In BvS, the demise of the hero seemed like a sad gimmick. Here, the montage of street-corner monuments and rotting flowers on the street corner really stings: Leonard Cohen’s “Everybody Knows” on the soundtrack, Superman flanked with Bowie and Prince on a tabloid cover, Lois (Amy Adams) reaching for the empty side of the bed, and a beggar on a blanket next to a cardboard sign: “I TRIED.” Smelling blood in the water, an alien god called Steppenwolf (voiced by Ciarán Hinds) arrives by wormhole. He’s essentially another Sauron, from Lord of the Rings, here to retrieve three strange pulsating cubes hidden by the ancients—three boxes to rule them all. To save the world, Batman recruits a defense team of meta-humans, including the witty, self-doubting Flash (Ezra Miller), the fastest man alive and a self-described “attractive Jewish kid”; the insanely hearty barbarian of Atlantis, Aquaman (Jason Momoa); the somber half-machine Cyborg (Ray Fisher); and, in a welcome return, Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot). This rapid yet smooth film has the time for breaks—the aging Bruce Wayne gets a sympathetic ear from Wonder Woman: “You can’t do this forever,” she warns. “I can barely do this now.” The weariness and second thoughts are as much a surprise as the final battle where Steppenwolf is busy un-terraforming Terra. Gadot is glorious in slo-mo, and the sight of the Batmobile roaring away with a cloud of flying monsters behind it is thrilling to any former child who ever tied a towel around his neck, pretending it was a cape. ‘Justice League’ is playing in wide release in the North Bay.



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ark and drenched in reverb, the experimental psychedelic rock of Sonoma County trio the Drought Cult mixes dreamy hooks and fuzzed-out guitars for a lush gothic sound. Formed and fronted by Santa Rosa native Francesco Echo, whose musical career began with high school band Girls in Suede and flourished recently with the John Courage Trio, the Drought Cult unleashed its sophomore EP, The Truth, earlier this month, featuring four tracks of heavy, hypnotic rock that recall the post-punk of Joy Division and industrial grit of Nine Inch Nails. A stark departure from the roots-rock and garage-band sound of previous projects, the Drought

Cult reflects Echo’s personal philosophy about music. “I really feel like the only thing I want out of it is to feel like I’m progressing,” Echo says. “We all gauge our success; I try to gauge mine on small, achievable goals—being satisfied with the art we’re making, and doing what small working bands do.” That attitude toward creative progress led to Echo leaving Sonoma County about three years ago to tour with Tucson’s Burning Palms, thinking it was a stepping stone to a larger career in music. After a summer in Arizona, Echo says he started having an existential crisis. “I would take these walks out into the desert,” he says. “I realized that I still felt strong in the reasons why I left, but that the one thing that I could never rebuild was my . . . community” in Sonoma County. “Whatever happens with music, what I need is a community. I need to feel immersed in love and familiarity and to contribute to that,” says Echo. “There’s no other place I can do that, despite my wanderlust. I had to go back to Santa Rosa.” After his return, Echo ventured into creating art and sculpture, and recruited longtime Santa Rosa bassist Jef Overn (Litany for the Whale) and recently added drummer Dan Ford to make what he calls “spooky music” with the Drought Cult. With two strong EPs to their name, the Drought Cult are focusing on multimedia projects like music videos and mesmerizing audiences with spellbinding live shows. “I need to feel like I can get onstage and basically put myself into a trance with the music we’re creating,” Echo says. “If anything else, it’s to make myself feel good, and having my friends on board is the best part of that.” The Drought Cult play with the Acharis, Self Care and others on Wednesday, Nov. 22, at the Forestville Club, 6250 Front St., Forestville. 8pm.

Concerts SONOMA COUNTY Gabriel Wheaton

Songwriter from Los Angelesbased band We the Folk plays a solo album release show with Barrio Manouche. Nov 25, 9pm. $10. HopMonk Sebastopol, 230 Petaluma Ave, Sebastopol. 707.829.7300.

Dwight Yoakam

Veteran songwriter and actor, who recently dove into bluegrass, performs with support from the Craig Brown Band. Nov 26, 8pm. $59-$79. Luther Burbank Center for the Arts, 50 Mark West Springs Rd, Santa Rosa. 707.546.3600.

MARIN COUNTY Magic in the Other

Self-described avant-rock trio take inspiration from jazz, West African rhythms, and improvisational jam bands for a creative output of groove-heavy tunes. Nov 26, 7:30pm. Terrapin Crossroads, 100 Yacht Club Dr, San Rafael. 415.524.2773.

Send It Foundation Super Jam

Musicians Eddie Roberts, Reed Mathis, Wally Ingram, Eric McFadden, Mike Olmos and Joe Cohen come together to support the foundation that offers therapeutic outdoor adventures for cancer fighters and survivors. Nov 28, 8pm. $100. Sweetwater Music Hall, 19 Corte Madera Ave, Mill Valley. 415.388.3850.

NAPA COUNTY Big Brother & the Holding Company

Bay Area legends celebrate the 50th anniversary of “The Summer of Love” featuring original members Peter Albin and Dave Getz, with Tom Finch and David Aguilar on guitar and Darby Gould (Jefferson Starship) fronting the band. Nov 24, 7pm. $20$25. Silo’s, 530 Main St, Napa. 707.251.5833.

The Fab Four

The ultimate Beatles tribute act returns to the North Bay for a note-for-note retrospective. Nov 25, 8pm. $50-$70. Uptown

Theatre, 1350 Third St, Napa. 707.259.0123.

Clubs & Venues SONOMA COUNTY A’Roma Roasters Nov 24, Riner Scivally and Brian Allen. Nov 25, Callie Watts. 95 Fifth St, Santa Rosa. 707.576.7765.

Aqus Cafe Nov 22, bluegrass and oldtime music. Nov 24, the Buzz. Nov 25, Riner Scivally Trio. Nov 26, Alan Early. Nov 29, St Cinder. 189 H St, Petaluma. 707.778.6060.

Arlene Francis Center Nov 24, Ceres Project benefit with Kurupi. Nov 25, North Bay fire benefit with M-Section and the Goochers. 99 Sixth St, Santa Rosa. 707.528.3009.

Barley & Hops Tavern Nov 24, Burnside. Nov 25, Sharkmouth. 3688 Bohemian Hwy, Occidental. 707.874.9037.

The Big Easy Nov 22, Wednesday Night Big Band. Nov 24, Anthony Presti & the Tusslers with Marshall House Project. Nov 25, Citizen Flannel and Santeria. Nov 26, Hex. Nov 28, Smart Fellers and Steam Swing. Nov 29, Free Peoples. 128 American Alley, Petaluma. 707.776.7163.

B&V Whiskey Bar & Grille

Nov 22, the Drought Cult with the Acharis and Self Care. 6250 Front St, Forestville. 707.887.2594.

Green Music Center Schroeder Hall

Nov 26, 3pm, Ashu. Nov 28, 7:30pm and , Nov 29, 2pm, Instrumental Repertory Recital. 1801 E Cotati Ave, Rohnert Park, 866.955.6040.

HopMonk Sebastopol Nov 22, Sessions and Smoked Out Soul. Nov 24, Mark Farina and Malarkey. Nov 27, Monday Night Edutainment with Yaadcore. 230 Petaluma Ave, Sebastopol. 707.829.7300.


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Nov 24, Joe and Vicki Price. Nov 25, Treja-Vu. 691 Broadway, Sonoma. 707.935.9100.

Nov 25, 6:30pm, the Gypsy Trio with Ian Scherer, Steve Froberg and Michael Price. 25 Matheson St, Healdsburg. 707.431.2800.

Jamison’s Roaring Donkey

Nov 22, Domenic Bianco & the Soulshake with Fell Swoop. Nov 24-25, DJ Ricki. 146 Kentucky St, Petaluma. 707.772.5478.

Lagunitas Tap Room

Nov 22, Flowtilla. Nov 24, Attila Viola & the Bakersfield Boys. Nov 25, Matt Reischling & the Black Boxes. Nov 26, the RevTones. Nov 29, Dirty Red Barn. 1280 N McDowell Blvd, Petaluma. 707.778.8776. Nov 24, dance party with DJ Lori Z. 5755 Mountain Hawk Way, Santa Rosa. 707.843.3824.

Cellars of Sonoma

Luther Burbank Center for the Arts

Nov 24, 1pm, Feedback piano with Jerry Green. Nov 25, 1pm, Irish Jam. Nov 26, 2pm, gypsy jazz jam. 6761 Sebastopol Ave, Sebastopol. 707.829.6600.

Flamingo Lounge Nov 24, Ricky Ray Band. Nov 25, Project 4 Band. 2777 Fourth St, Santa Rosa. 707.545.8530.


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HopMonk Sonoma

Nov 22, pre-Thanksgiving celebration with DJ Cal. 400 First St E, Sonoma. 707.938.7110. Nov 26, 2pm, Dustin Saylor. 20 Matheson Ave, Healdsburg. 707.578.1826.


Nov 25, Electric Funeral. 490 Mendocino Ave #104, Santa Rosa. 707.890.5433.

Nov 29, Mannheim Steamroller Christmas by Chip Davis. 50 Mark West Springs Rd, Santa Rosa. 707.546.3600.

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Nov 24, Rhythm Drivers. Nov 25, Levi Lloyd Blues Band. Nov 26, Barbara Olney. Nov 28, Mac & Potter. 16280 Main St, Guerneville. 707.869.0501.

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Wed 11⁄22 • Doors 8pm ⁄ $22–$24 • 21+

Vinyl Black Wednesday Party Fri 11⁄24 • Doors 8pm ⁄ $27–$32 • 21+

Wonder Bread 5

Sat 11⁄25 • Doors 8pm ⁄ $30–$34 • 21+

The Purple Ones

Insatiable Tribute to Prince Sun 11⁄26 • Doors 8pm ⁄ $32–$34 • All Ages Israel Vibration + SOUL SKA Tue 11⁄28 • Doors 8pm ⁄ $100–$200 • 21+

Send It Foundation Super Jam


Eddie Roberts & Friends (New Mastersounds), Reed Mathis (Electric Beethoven), Wally Ingram, Eric McFadden, Mike Olmos and Joe Cohen (New Mastersounds)

Thu 11⁄30 • Doors 7pm ⁄ $27–$32 • All Ages

Alasdair Fraser & Natalie Haas


(seated show) Fri 12⁄1 • Doors 7pm ⁄ $20–$22 • All Ages


Sat 12⁄2 • Doors 8pm ⁄ $18–$22 • All Ages


Moonalice & David Freiberg’s Quicksilver Messenger Service Holiday Kick-Off Party with The King of the Funky Drums

Zigaboo Modeliste and the New Aahkesstra

Sun 12⁄3 • Doors 7pm ⁄ $27–$30 • All Ages

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452 First St E, Ste G, Sonoma. 707.996.1364.

Nov 27, 5pm, Lithium Jazz. 16246 First St, Guerneville. 707.869.3377.

Twin Oaks Roadhouse

Monroe Dance Hall

Nov 25, 6:30pm, Mark St Mary Zydeco Band. 1400 W College Ave, Santa Rosa. 707.529.5450.

Murphy’s Irish Pub

Nov 24, Peace of G. 464 First St E, Sonoma. 707.935.0660.

Mystic Theatre & Music Hall

Nov 25, T Sisters with Ismay. Nov 28, “How the Grouch Stole Christmas” with the Grouch and Del the Funky Homosapien. 23 Petaluma Blvd N, Petaluma. 707.775.6048.

Nov 24, Hot Grubb. Nov 25, the Melt. Nov 27, the Blues Defenders. Nov 28, open mic. 5745 Old Redwood Hwy, Penngrove. 707.795.5118.

Whiskey Tip

Nov 25, Soul of Santa Rosa fire relief benefit. 1910 Sebastopol Rd, Santa Rosa. 707.843.5535.


Thurs, open mic night. 1415 Fifth Ave, San Rafael. 415.454.6422.

27, Kimrea. Nov 28, open mic. Nov 29, Robert Elmond Stone. 757 Bridgeway, Sausalito. 415.332.1392.

Osteria Divino

Nov 22, Jonathan Poretz. Nov 24, Walter Earl Trio. Nov 25, Ian McArdle Trio. Nov 26, David Jeffrey’s Jazz Fourtet. Nov 28, Suzanna Smith. 37 Caledonia St, Sausalito. 415.331.9355.

Panama Hotel Restaurant

Nov 22, Charlie Docherty. Nov 28, Joan Getz Trio. Nov 29, Lorin Rowan. 4 Bayview St, San Rafael. 415.457.3993.

Peri’s Silver Dollar

The Phoenix Theater

Nov 25, Sage the Gemini with P-Lo and Shabazz. Nov 29, the Faceless and Inanimate Existence. 201 Washington St, Petaluma. 707.762.3565.

Nov 24, Harvey Mandel. Nov 25, Nzuri Soul Band. Nov 26, 6:30pm, California wildfire benefit with Marin Academy rock bands. 919 Fourth St, San Rafael. 415.813.5600.

Nov 22, the New Sneakers. Nov 23, Mark’s Jam Sammich. Nov 24, Lumanation. Nov 25, Talley Up. Nov 26, Chrissy Lynne and friends. Nov 27, Billy D’s open mic. Nov 28, Fresh Baked Blues. Nov 29, Fitz & Pieces. 29 Broadway, Fairfax. 415.459.9910.

Ray’s Deli & Tavern

George’s Nightclub

Rancho Nicasio

Nov 24, Pat Hull. 900 Western Ave, Petaluma. 707.762.9492.

Redwood Cafe

Nov 24, “Dance Your Turkey Off” DJ Party. Nov 25, 3pm, Gold Coast Jazz Band. Nov 26, 3pm, old time fiddle jam. Nov 27, Open Mic with DJ Loisaida. Nov 29, Pop-Up Jazz Jam with Debra Anderson. 8240 Old Redwood Hwy, Cotati. 707.795.7868.

The Reel Fish Shop & Grill

Nov 22, Turkey Fest & fire fundraiser with Train Wreck Junction. Nov 24, Israel Vibration. Nov 25, T Luke & the Tight Suits. 401 Grove St, Sonoma. 707.343.0044.

Rio Nido Roadhouse

Nov 25, Tumbleweed Soul with fire relief raffle. 14540 Canyon 2 Rd, Rio Nido. 707.869.0821.

Russian River Vineyards

Nov 24, 5pm, Jon Gonzales & Family. 5700 Hwy 116, Forestville. 707.887.3344.

Ruth McGowan’s Brewpub

Nov 25, Wild Jane. 131 E First St, Cloverdale. 707.894.9610.

Sonoma Speakeasy

Nov 22, the Acrosonics. Nov 24, Three on a Match. Nov 25, Sonoma Sound Syndicate. Nov 26, 5pm, Love Jones. Nov 26, 8:30pm, Sonoma blues jam. Nov 27, Brandon Eardley. Nov 28, American roots night with Lou Rodriguez and friends.


Nov 23, Sabor Dominicano. Nov 25, DJ party. Nov 26, Banda Night. 842 Fourth St, San Rafael. 415.226.0262.

HopMonk Novato

Nov 24, Metal Street Boyz and Dead Guise. Nov 25, Afrofunk Experience and Midnight Sun Massive. 224 Vintage Way, Novato. 415.892.6200.

Iron Springs Pub & Brewery

Nov 22, Matt Jaffe & the Distractions. Nov 29, Charlie Hickox Trio. 765 Center Blvd, Fairfax. 415.485.1005.

Marin Country Mart

Nov 26, 12:30pm, Folkish Festival with Michael LaMacchia & the Kauai Project. 2257 Larkspur Landing Circle, Larkspur. 415.461.5700.

19 Broadway Club

Nov 24, the Jerry Hannan Band’s annual leftovers party. Nov 25, Bud E Luv’s holiday party. Nov 26, 4pm, Maurice Tani album release concert. 1 Old Rancheria Rd, Nicasio. 415.662.2219.

Rickey’s Restaurant & Bar

Nov 24, Lilan Kane and James Harman. Nov 25, Kimrea & Dreamdogs. 250 Entrada Dr, Novato. 415.883.9477.

Sausalito Seahorse

Wed, Milonga with Marcelo Puig and Seth Asarnow. Nov 24, the 7th Sons. Nov 25, Freddy Clarke & Wobbly World. Nov 26, 5pm, Candela with Edgardo Cambon. Nov 28, Noel Jewkes and friends. 305 Harbor View Dr, Sausalito. 415.331.2899.

Nov 22, IrieFuse with Conscious Cru. Nov 23, Lonely Hearts Thanksgiving Potluck. Nov 24, 5:30pm, Lyra Star. Nov 24, 9:30pm, Norris Man with the Dubwise Connection Band and DJ Adam Twelve. Nov 25, 5pm, Jai Josef Trio. Nov 25, 9:30pm, Katdelic with RonKat Spearman. Nov 26, 5:30pm, Namely Us with Connie Ducey. Nov 27, open mic. Nov 28, Eddie Neon blues jam. Nov 29, Night Animals. 17 Broadway Blvd, Fairfax. 415.459.1091.

Smiley’s Schooner Saloon

No Name Bar

Nov 22, the Casual Coalition. Nov 24, Top 40 Friday dance party. Nov 25, Walking Spanish. Nov 27, Grateful Mondays with Stu Allen. Nov 28, Colonel &

Nov 22, Wabi Sabi and friends. Nov 24, Michael Aragon Quartet. Nov 25, KC Filson Trio. Nov 26, Timothy O & Co. Nov

Nov 24, the Risky Biscuits. Nov 25, the Missing Pieces. 41 Wharf Rd, Bolinas415.868.1311.

Sweetwater Music Hall Nov 22, Vinyl. Nov 24, Wonder Bread 5. Nov 25, the Purple Ones. Nov 26, Israel Vibration and Soul Ska. Nov 27, 5pm, Crossroads music school. 19 Corte Madera Ave, Mill Valley. 415.388.3850.

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new album, ‘Songs for Under Skies,’ on Tuesday, Nov. 28, at Blue Note Jazz Club in Napa. See Clubs & Venues, below.

the Mermaids. Nov 29, San Geronimo. 100 Yacht Club Dr, San Rafael. 415.524.2773.

1030 Main St, Napa. 707.603.1258.

Throckmorton Theatre

Nov 24, French Oak. Nov 25, Analog Us. 1141 First St, Napa. 707.224.6664.

Nov 22, 12pm, José López and Heidi Wilcox. Nov 26, 5pm, Kimrea’s pro showcase with Joyce Grant. Nov 29, 12pm, Derek Tam and Erik Andersen. 142 Throckmorton Ave, Mill Valley. 415.383.9600.

Trek Winery

Nov 25, Amy Wigton. 1026 Machin Ave, Novato. 415.899.9883.


Ca’ Momi Osteria

Deco Lounge at Capp Heritage Vineyards Nov 25, Jon Shannon Williams. 1245 First St, Napa. 707.254.1922.

Downtown Joe’s Brewery & Restaurant Nov 24, Captain Paisley. Nov 25, Walter Hand & the Blue Hand Band. Nov 26, DJ Aurelio. 902 Main St, Napa. 707.258.2337.

Nov 22, Austin Hicks. Nov 25, Justin Diaz. Nov 29, John Vicino. 1450 First St, Napa. 707.687.1234.

JaM Cellars

Blue Note Napa

JaM Cellars Ballroom at the Margrit Mondavi Theatre

Nov 22, Jelly Bread. Nov 24, Terrie Odabi and Wee Willie Walker with the Anthony Paule Soul Orchestra. Nov 25, Royal Jelly Jive. Nov 28, Sara Rodenburg.

Nov 24, the Deadlies. 1460 First St, Napa. 707.265.7577.

Nov 29, LGBTQ dance party with DJ Rotten Robbie. 1030 Main St, Napa. 707.880.2300.

Napa Valley Roasting Company

Fri, jammin’ and java with Jeff Johnson. 948 Main St, Napa. 707.224.2233.

Napkins Bar & Grill

Nov 22, Pre-Thanksgiving party with DJ Willie. Nov 2425, DJ Willie G. Nov 26, 12pm, acoustic brunch with Doug Houser. Nov 28, the Gentlemen of Jazz. 1001 Second St, Napa. 707.927.5333.

River Terrace Inn

Nov 23, Johnny Smith. Nov 24, Adam Lieb. Nov 25, Timothy O’Neil. 1600 Soscol Ave, Napa. 707.320.9000.


Nov 25, 7 and 9:30pm, Caravanserai with Tony Lindsay. Nov 29, Mike Greensill with Lisa Lindsley. 530 Main St, Napa. 707.251.5833.

Susie’s Bar

Wed, Open Mic Night with Randy Foisy. 1365 Lincoln St, Calistoga. 707.942.6710.

Lunch & Dinner Sat & Sun Brunch

Fireside Dining 7 Days a Week

Din n er & A Show

6th Annual Leftover’s Party Nov 24 The Jerry Hannan Band Fri



13th Anniversary Holiday Party Nov 25

Bud E Luv 8:30 se Sun CD Relea Maurice Tani 26 rty! Nov Premier Songwriter/ Singer Pa 4:00 / No Cover

Bishop’s Big Fun Trio Dec 2 Elvin with Bob Welch and Willy Jordan 8:30 Sat

Scouts Dec 8 Beer “Rock & Roll Xmas Show” Fri


Dec 9 Sun

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Danny Click’s Birthday Party with The Hell Yeahs! 8:30

Dec 10 Mark Hummel’s Rancho Debut!

Deep Basement Shakers and Howelldevine 4:00


North Bay Fire Relief Fundraiser Dec 16 M.C. Bill Bowker & KRSH Radio present

The Angela Strehli Band with Mighty Mike Schermer

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Sons of The Soul Revivers Sat Dec 23, 8pm & Sun Dec 24, 7pm Reservations Advised


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Healdsburg Center for the Arts, “Holiday Gift Gallery,” a winter wonderland of art from over 50 regional artists is on display and for sale through the holiday season. 5pm. 130 Plaza St, Healdsburg. 707.431.1970.

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Through Jan 7, “Artistry in Wood,” annual exhibit is presented by the Sonoma County Woodworkers Association. Through Nov 26, “Unpacked,” exhibit includes contemporary works from private collections in Sonoma and Napa counties. 425 Seventh St, Santa Rosa. TuesSun, 11 to 5. 707.579.1500.


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Arts Guild of Sonoma

Through Nov 27, “ Zaza Fetterly Solo Show,” arts guild member and sculptor is the featured artist for the month of November. 140 E Napa St, Sonoma. Wed-Thurs and SunMon, 11 to 5; Fri-Sat, 11 to 8. 707.996.3115.

Calabi Gallery

Through Dec 3, “After the Fire,” exhibit features poignant photography by Penny Wolin and a selection of international artwork. 456 10th St, Santa Rosa. Tues-Sun, 11 to 5. 707.781.7070.

and printmaker. 16190 Main St, Guerneville. Fri-Sun, noon to 6pm. 707.239.0518.

Glaser Center

Through Nov 30, “Unraveling Threads:The Mexican Indigenous Textile Project,” photographic prints highlight Mexican indigenous people, their customs and textiles. 547 Mendocino Ave, Santa Rosa. 707.568.5381.

Graton Gallery

Through Dec 17, “Inside Out,” artists Sandra Rubin and Susan Proehl illustrate the world around them while expressing a subconscious perspective. 9048 Graton Rd, Graton. TuesSat, 10:30 to 6; Sun, 10:30 to 4. 707.829.8912.

Healdsburg Senior Center

Through Nov 28, “Healdsburg Gems,” several pastel landscape paintings are inspired by the region’s sights. 133 Matheson St, Healdsburg.

History Museum of Sonoma County

Through Nov 30, “Día de Muertos,” exhibition combines traditional and modern takes on the artistic Mexican holiday. 425 Seventh St, Santa Rosa. Tues-Sun, 11 to 4. 707.579.1500.

IceHouse Gallery

Through Jan 7, “Vita Collage,” artists and designers from the Pt Reyes studio shop present jewelry, textiles, glasswork and more. 405 East D St, Petaluma. 707.778.2238.

Journey Center

Through Dec 15, “Wonderful Gifts in Small Packages,” annual holiday art show and fundraiser features small works of art by local artists. 1601 Fourth St, Santa Rosa. Mon-Fri, 9 to 5; weekend hours by appointment. 707.578.2121.

Petaluma Historical Library & Museum

Through Dec 17, “Petaluma Arts Association Exhibit,” the group celebrates 60 years with paintings, sculpture and ceramics by over 30 association artists. 20 Fourth St, Petaluma. Wed-Sat, 10 to 4; Sun, noon to 3; tours by appointment on Mon-Tues. 707.778.4398.

Sebastopol Center for the Arts

Through Dec 3, “Got Glass,” exhibit shows a wide range of techniques for glass art, from blown glass to painted panes. 282 S High St, Sebastopol. Tues-Fri, 10 to 4; Sat-Sun, 1 to 4. 707.829.4797.

Sebastopol Gallery

Through Nov 26, “Let’s Talk About Trees,” mixed-media art Jeremy Joan Hewes combines photographs and acrylics paintings to depict trees and nature landscapes. 150 N Main St, Sebastopol. Open daily, 11 to 6. 707.829.7200.

University Art Gallery

Through Dec 10, “2 Scale,” group show features large, mixed-media ceramic works. Sonoma State University, 1801 E Cotati Ave, Rohnert Park. Tues-Fri, 11 to 4; Sat-Sun, noon to 4. 707.664.2295.

MARIN COUNTY Art Works Downtown

Through Dec 23, “Small Works Exhibition,” annual show offers affordable, quality artwork for the holiday gift-giving season. Reception, Dec 8 at 5pm. 1337 Fourth St, San Rafael. Tues-Sat, 10 to 5. 415.451.8119.

Community Media Center of Marin

Through Dec 31, “Mark Lifvendahl: Making a Splash,” Sonoma County artist displays his latest colorful, large-scale paintings. 1200 River Rd, Fulton. Sat-Sun, noon to 5pm 707.536.3305.

Through Jan 4, “Form & Color: It’s Wild Out There,” wildlife photographs by Dave Strauss are on display in Heron Hall. 900 Sanford Rd, Santa Rosa. 707.527.9277.

Through Nov 30, “TRANSFRONTERIZA,” photographer John Pike offers a glimpse into the city of Tijuana as guided by members of the transgender community. 819 A St, San Rafael. 415.721.0636.

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Through Nov 30, “Innovations,” Marin Society of Artists celebrates its 90th anniversary with art from current members, including sculpture, painting, photography, printmaking, ceramics and jewelry. 1515 Third St, San Rafael. Wed-Sun, Noon to 4pm. 415.464.9561.

O’Hanlon Center for the Arts

Through Nov 22, “Inspired by Textures,” multimedia group show is juried by Emily Dvorin and Bonnie Himberg. 616 Throckmorton Ave, Mill Valley. Tues-Sat, 10 to 2; also by appointment. 415.388.4331.

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Through Jan 1, “Steven Hurst: Treasures from My Dreams,” artist retrospective show includes paintings, illustrations, sculpture and surreal clocks. 1611 Fourth St, San Rafael. 415.482.0550.

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Through Nov 30, “Under, Over & Out,” new works on canvas by Victoria Ryan. 301 Caledonia St, Sausalito. Mon-Fri, 10 to 5. 415.331.2800.

San Geronimo Valley Community Center

Through Nov 30, “Pressing Matters VIII: Printmakers Group Show,” eighth annual exhibit includes etchings, woodcuts, linocuts, lithographs, letterpress and other

prints. 6350 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, San Geronimo. 415.488.8888.

Throckmorton Theatre Through Nov 30, “A Break in the Battle,” art installation from Ronie Dalton features large-scale canvas images that depict individual tattoos, quotes and portraits of US soldiers and their families. 142 Throckmorton Ave, Mill Valley. 415.383.9600.

NAPA COUNTY Workmix Cafe Lounge Through Nov 30, “Soaring Beyond the Self,” Renuka Sondhi presents a journey of life displayed in surreal paintings. 950 Randolph St, Napa. Mon-Fri, 8am to 5pm; 7am to 5 for members; twilight hours, 5 to 7pm. 707.603.3986.

Comedy Give Thanks for Laughs Several standups perform in a holiday gathering. Nov 25, 7pm. The Laugh Cellar, 5755 Mountain Hawk Way, Santa Rosa. 707.843.3824.

The Immaculate Big Bang

Bill Santiago performs his new show, inspired by the death of his father and birth of his daughter, that laughs at the border of science and religion. Nov 29, 8pm. $20-$30. Throckmorton Theatre, 142 Throckmorton Ave, Mill Valley. 415.383.9600.

Mind Tricks Live!

Master magician Jay Alexander performs his jaw-dropping illusions in a laugh-packed show. Nov 24-25, 8pm. $25$45. Throckmorton Theatre, 142 Throckmorton Ave, Mill Valley. 415.383.9600.

Trevor Noah

South African comedian and host of “The Daily Show” takes the stage with his acclaimed standup. Nov 22, 7:30pm. $55-$95. Luther Burbank Center for the Arts, 50 Mark West Springs Rd, Santa Rosa. 707.546.3600.

Tuesday Night Live

See standup comedians Quinn Dahle, Marc Yaffee, Forrest Shaw, Steven Kravitz and others. Nov 28, 8pm. $17-$27. Throckmorton Theatre, 142 Throckmorton Ave, Mill Valley. 415.383.9600.

Dance Alma del Tango Studio Tuesdays, Lindy Hop & East Coast Swing Dance. Wednesdays, Tango 1 & 2. 167 Tunstead Ave, San Anselmo 415.459.8966.

Hermann Sons Hall

Mondays, 7pm. through Dec 11, International Folk Dance Class, dances from Romania, Bulgaria, Serbia, Greece, Turkey and more. $7/$65. 860 Western Ave, Petaluma 707.762.9962.

Monroe Dance Hall

Nov 24, 7pm, Groovy Movie Dance Party. 1400 W College Ave, Santa Rosa 707.529.5450.

Events Community Open Studios at di Rosa

Visitors can drop-in and explore the studio stations arranged in di Rosa’s gallery, with staff and volunteers on hand. Sat, Nov 25, 11am. Free. di Rosa Center for Contemporary Art, 5200 Sonoma Hwy, Napa. 707.226.5991.

Family Fun Weekend at Charles M Schulz Museum

Join cartoonist and storyteller Joe Wos for live performances and cartoon workshops throughout each day. Nov 2425. Charles M Schulz Museum, 2301 Hardies Lane, Santa Rosa. 707.579.4452.

Gather & Give

Bon Air Center hosts a holiday food drive with the SF-Marin Food Bank, with Pronzini Christmas Tree Lot and Santa visiting on the first three Saturdays of December. Nov 26-Dec 24. Bon Air Center, 302 Bon Air Center, Greenbrae.

Geyserville Tree Lighting & Tractor Parade Annual events sparkles with family fun. Nov 25, 5pm. Free. Downtown Plaza, Geyserville Ave, Geyserville.

Golf for Fire Relief

Hit the links and help those affected by the wildfires. Nov 27. Chardonnay Golf Club, 255 Jamieson Canyon Rd, Napa.

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Healdsburg Turkey Trot Annual trot takes a Sonoma Strong theme Thanksgiving morning for a 5K run/ walk through downtown Healdsburg. Nov 23, 8am. $15-$35. Healdsburg City Hall, 401 Grove St, Healdsburg,

Holiday Marketplace at CIA Copia

Start your holiday shopping with seasonal and local offerings from Napa and Bay Area vendors, featuring handmade items and culinary delights. Nov 24-26. The Culinary Institute of America at Copia, 500 First St, Napa. 707.967.2530.

Holidays in Yountville The town transforms into a winter wonderland with sparkling lights and schedule of live entertainment, art shows, workshops, shopping, food and wine tours, carriage rides and more. Through Dec 31. Downtown Yountville, Washington St, Yountville,

Locals’ Day at the Barlow

Jam-packed with discounts, two-for-one-tastings, freebies and other offerings from nearly 30 makers and merchants. Thurs. Barlow Event Center, 6770 McKinley St, Sebastopol. 707.824.5600.

Marin Turkey Trot

One-mile, 5K and 10K courses offer Thanksgiving Day fun for

all ages. Nov 23, 8:30am. $28$55. College of Marin, Indian Valley Campus, 1800 Ignacio Blvd, Novato, marinturkeytrot. com.

Rohnert Park Community Center, 5401 Snyder Ln, Rohnert Park. 707.588.3456.

Napa Christmas Parade

Get gifts for Christmas or yourself, from local vendors, including vintage clothing and original art. Nov 24, 11:30am. The Corner Store Collective, 575 Ross St, Santa Rosa. 707.292.9580.

Evening parade features creative floats built by Napans themselves, focusing on the theme “’Twas the Night Before Christmas.” Nov 25, 5pm. Free. Downtown Napa, First Street and Town Center, Napa,

Parade of Lights & Winter Wonderland

The family tradition returns with live entertainment, holiday marketplace, parade and tree lighting in City Plaza. Nov 24-25. Downtown San Rafael, Fourth St, San Rafael, 800.310.6563.

Point Reyes Open Studios Many of West Marin’s finest sculptors, photographers, potters, painters, printmakers and woodworkers open their doors to the public. Nov 24-26. Free. Pt Reyes Artist Studios, State Route 1, Pt Reyes Station,

Readers’ Books 26th Anniversary Party

Sonoma’s independent book sellers celebrate another year of literary love. Nov 25, 10am. Readers’ Books, 130 E Napa St, Sonoma. 707.939.1779.

Rohnert Park Holiday Arts & Craft Faire

Live music, festive decorations and handmade goods from several vendors make for fun holiday shopping. Nov 24-25.

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Santa’s River Boat Arrival

Welcome Santa and Mrs Claus to Petaluma with live music and family fun. Nov 25, 11:30am. Free. River Plaza, E Washington St, Petaluma. 707.762.9348.

SHED Holiday Pop-Up

Inspiring shopping event features, local and sustainable goods from artisan makers. Nov 25, 10am. Free. Healdsburg Shed, 25 North St, Healdsburg. 707.431.7433.

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Saturday Hikes Explore the state park in a guided walk each week. Sat, 10am. through Dec 23. Free. Jack London State Park, 2400 London Ranch Rd, Glen Ellen. 707.938.5216.

Turkey Waddle Extend the spirit of the holiday by gathering family and friends and enjoying a refreshing and inspiring post-Thanksgiving day hike. Nov 24, 10am. Free. Jack London State Park, 2400 London Ranch Rd, Glen Ellen. 707.938.5216.

Wednesday Wellness Walks Join a healing walk through the redwoods. Wed, 10am. Armstrong Redwoods State Natural Reserve, 17000 Armstrong Woods Rd, Guerneville,

Film Jewish Film Festival Twenty-second annual series presents Jewish themed films from around the world; screening next the German romantic comedy “Family Commitments.” Nov 28, 1 and 7:30pm. Rialto Cinemas, 6868 McKinley St, Sebastopol. 707.525.4840.

King of Jazz See a digital restoration of the early Technicolor musical. Sun, Nov 26, 4:15pm. Smith Rafael Film Center, 1118 Fourth St, San Rafael. 415.454.1222.

The King’s Choice Norwegian film is based on the true story of the King of Norway’s ultimatum from the German armed forces in 1940 and screened in partnership with the International Film Showcase. Nov 25, 4 and 7pm. Jarvis Conservatory, 1711 Main St, Napa. 707.255.5445.

Look & See: A Portrait of Wendell Berry New film profiles the philosopher farmer. Nov 29, 6pm. $20. Healdsburg Shed, 25 North St, Healdsburg. 707.431.7433.

Mind Reels

Documentary and discussion series screens “Presenting Princess Shaw,” about an aspiring musician who inspired an international star. Nov 28, 12pm. $20-$29. Lark Theater, 549 Magnolia Ave, Larkspur. 415.924.5111.

Petaluma Cinema Series

Petaluma Film Alliance screens Swedish director Ingmar Bergman’s 1966 psychological mystery “Persona” with prefilm lecture and post-show discussion. Nov 29, 6pm. $5$6/$45 season pass. Carole L Ellis Auditorium, 680 Sonoma Mountain Pkwy, Petaluma,

Raging Bull

Go in depth with Martin Scorsese’s award-winning film about boxer Jake LaMotta in a film class with instructor Ian McIver. Nov 28, 1pm. $10. Cameo Cinema, 1340 Main St, St Helena. 707.963.9779.

Turn It Around: The Story of East Bay Punk

Iggy Pop narrates documentary about the Bay Area’s punk music history with a central focus on Berkeley’s 924 Gilman Street music collective. Nov 24, 7pm. $20. Mystic Theatre & Music Hall, 23 Petaluma Blvd N, Petaluma. 707.775.6048.

Food & Drink Alexander Valley Black Friday Open House

Enjoy a day of wine tasting, food pairings and sales on wines and unique gifts at several wineries. Nov 24, 11am. $15-$45. Highway 128 Wineries, Highway 128, Healdsburg,

Benovia, Bubbles & Bites Series

Enjoy a day complete with food from local chefs, delicious bubbly and amazing views. Fri, Nov 24, 3pm. $30. Benovia Winery, 3339 Hartman Rd, Santa Rosa. 707.526.4441.

Compassionate Living Thanksgiving Potluck

Bring a vegan, home-cooked holiday meal to share and your own place setting, then enjoy a sing-along of Christmas carols and folk music. Nov 23, 4pm.

Free. Monroe Dance Hall, 1400 W College Ave, Santa Rosa. 707.540.1760.

The Epicurean Connection Pop Up

Shop for fancy cheeses, jams and spreads from popular chef and caterer Sheana Davis. Fri, Nov 24, 3pm. Steiner’s Tavern, 465 First St W, Sonoma. 707.938.3812.

Holiday Tea Service

Indulge in a relaxing afternoon atmosphere while enjoying pastries, petit sandwiches, custom blend teas, classic cocktails and other holiday fare. Sat-Sun, 2pm. through Dec 24. Hotel Healdsburg, 25 Matheson St, Healdsburg. 707.431.2800.

Sonoma Valley Holiday Open House

Enjoy wine tastings, meet winemakers, stock up on wines for the holidays and get gifts for friends and family at several participating wineries throughout the valley. Nov 25-26, 11am. $10$55. Sonoma Valley wineries, various locations, Kenwood,

Thanksgiving Day Celebration at Left Bank

Enjoy a four-course holiday prix fixe dinner. Nov 23. $54. Left Bank Brasserie, 507 Magnolia Ave, Larkspur. 415.927.3331.

Thanksgiving on the Wine Train

Traditional gourmet feast in a nontraditional setting. Nov 23. $134 and up. Napa Valley Wine Train, 1275 McKinstry St, Napa,

Thanksgiving Supper at Acacia House Enjoy a three-course menu featuring traditional familystyle favorites. Nov 23, 5pm. $95. Acacia House by Chris Cosentino, 1915 Main St, St Helena. 707.963.9004.

Wine & Dine Wednesdays

Weekly three-course offering showcases local wines and music by Michael Hantman. Wed. $36. Spoonbar, 219 Healdsburg Ave, Healdsburg. 707.433.7222.

For Kids Home School Day

Spend the morning making art, learning and ice skating. Nov 29, 10am. $6-$8. Charles M

Schulz Museum, 2301 Hardies Lane, Santa Rosa. 707.579.4452.

Lionel scale-model trains are featured in nostalgic smalltown winter settings. Nov 24-Jan 7. Free. Healdsburg Museum, 221 Matheson St, Healdsburg. 707.431.3325.

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10. $15-$30. Main Stage West, 104 N Main St, Sebastopol. 707.823.0177.

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Ongoing class offers the basics to help you learn the language. Mon, 1pm. through Dec 18. Free. San Rafael Library, 1100 E St, San Rafael. 415.485.3323.

Spiritual Healing

Popular kids’ show comes to life in an exciting stage show. Nov 27, 6:30pm. $34 and up. Luther Burbank Center for the Arts, 50 Mark West Springs Rd, Santa Rosa. 707.546.3600.

Weekly meeting covers various topics, with meditation and individual healing treatment. Fri, 7pm. Spiritist Society Towards the Light, 1 Simms St, San Rafael. 707.225.5762.

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Join cartoonist and storyteller Joe Wos for hands-on cartoon instruction, live stories and lots of fun. Through Nov 22. Charles M Schulz Museum, 2301 Hardies Lane, Santa Rosa. 707.579.4452.

Lectures Conversations Around the Fire Learn about renter’s rights in a disaster zone. Nov 27, 6pm. Free. Christ Church United Methodist, 1717 Yulupa Ave, Santa Rosa.

Facilitated Women’s Support Group Explore what is holding you back from having the life you desire. Tues, 6:30pm. Empowering Change, 130 Petaluma Ave Ste 2C, Sebastopol. 707.494.3216.

Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous

Twelve-step recovery program for anyone suffering from food obsession, overeating, undereating or bulimia. Sat, 8am. All Saints Lutheran Church, 2 San Marin Dr, Novato, 781.932.6300.

Live Figure Drawing Class

Open studio event includes live model figure drawing or painting class with no instructor. Fri, 9:30am. $25. Healdsburg Art Atelier, 126 North St, Healdsburg. 707.791.4028.

The Parent Project

Ten-week program for parents of strong-willed, out-of-control children and adolescents addresses problems with concrete, concise tools to change negative behavior. Nov

Learn yoga at all ages and levels of health and mobility. Wed, 12:15pm. BodyVibe Studio, 999 Anderson Dr, Ste 170, San Rafael. 415.689.6428.

Readings Book Passage

Nov 28, 4pm, Nutcracker Story Time with Marin Ballet. Nov 28, 7pm, “Light of the Nothern Dancers” with Robin Gainey. 51 Tamal Vista Blvd, Corte Madera 415.927.0960.

Inspecting Carol

An old-style circus based on the French tradition of the 1920s presents a new show, “Freedom,” with an amazing cast of characters. Nov 24-Dec 17. $30-$55/ kids 15 and under are $22. Cornerstone Sonoma, 23570 Arnold Dr, Sonoma,

Nov 29, 7pm, “A Paradise Built in Hell” with Rebecca Solnit, in conversation with Peter Coyote. 140 Kentucky St, Petaluma 707.762.0563.

Theater Bakersfield Mist

Left Edge Theatre presents the mature comedy about an unlucky bartender who’s thrift-store painting may fetch millions in value. Through Dec 2. $25-$40. Luther Burbank Center for the Arts, 50 Mark West Springs Rd, Santa Rosa. 707.546.3600.

Daddy Long Legs

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Shakespeare in Love

Stage adaptation of the beloved film written by Tom Stoppard and Marc Norman makes its Bay Area premiere. Nov 24-Dec 13. $25-$49. Marin Theatre Company, 397 Miller Ave, Mill Valley. 415.388.5208.

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Nov 25, 12pm, “Finding Magic: A Spiritual Memoir” with Sally Quinn. 999 Grant Ave, Novato 415.763.3052.


The danger and hilarity are non-stop in this glittering whodunit set during the Christmas holidays, presented by Ross Valley Players. Through Dec 10. $15-$27. Barn Theatre, Marin Art and Garden Center, 30 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, Ross. 415.456.9555.

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he family-owned cannabis farm has taken a back seat in Northern California as corporations gobble up more resources. And yet parents and their children continue to plant, cultivate and harvest.

Probably no father-daughter team does more in the cannabis world, and does it with more panache, than Tim, 60, and Taylor Blake, 33. This year the Emerald Cup that Tim (pictured) founded in 2003 takes place Dec. 9–10 in Santa Rosa. Bigger and perhaps better than ever before, the focus is on regenerative, ecologically minded farming. At the first Cup, Taylor was 19, an observer rather than a participant. This year, as women have become more prominent in the industry, she has selected speakers, assembled panels and picked judges who will smoke and eat a wide variety of cannabis products and then rate them.

“It’s hard to select judges,” Taylor says. “We pick people who smoke regularly, know a lot about different strains and who can go though many rounds without dropping out.” Once a family get-together, the Cup has turned into an extravaganza that’s part marijuana country fair, part industry confab and part live music festival. In 2013, Tim brought the Cup from Mendocino County to Santa Rosa, now a major center in the cannabis-manufacturing industry. In 2003, there were 23 cannabis strain entries. Last year, there were 1,205. This year, the Cup has more entries and more sponsors than ever before, including AbsoluteXtracts and the International Cannabis Farmers Association. Tim learned about marijuana in Santa Cruz County in the 1970s. “I was the Irish kid who worked for the older guys,” he says. “Tons of Thai weed arrived by boat. One guy told me that the day of the smuggler was ending. ‘We’ll all be growing indoors under lights,’ he said. I told him, ‘You’re crazy.’” Taylor learned about cannabis in Mendocino County and studied psychology at UC Santa Cruz. “For years, I ping-ponged from pot fields to college classrooms,” she says. “There are marijuana people in both places, but in Mendo it’s harder to find someone who’s not involved in the industry. “Growing up,” she adds, “I helped my father with his outdoor projects. He taught me that cultivation is a labor of love.” Cultivating marijuana hasn’t always been fun and games for the Blakes. “I watched friends go to jail,” Tim says. “I also saw growers trash the environment.” To those who are eager to join the “green rush,” Taylor suggests: “Join a growers’ group, find a mentor, go to a job fair—and come to the Emerald Cup.” Jonah Raskin is the author of ‘Marijuanaland: Dispatches from an American War.’


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For the week of November 22


ARIES (March 21–April 19) In alignment with the current astrological omens, I have prepared your horoscope using five hand-plucked aphorisms by Aries poet Charles Bernstein. 1. “You never know what invention will look like or else it wouldn’t be invention.” 2. “So much depends on what you are expecting.” 3. “What’s missing from the bird’s eye view is plain to see on the ground.” 4. “The questioning of the beautiful is always at least as important as the establishment of the beautiful.” 5. “Show me a man with two feet planted firmly on the ground and I’ll show you a man who can’t get his pants on.”

LIBRA (September 23–October 22) We all need teachers. We all need guides and instructors and sources of inspiration from the day we’re born until the day we die. In a perfect world, each of us would always have a personal mentor who’d help us fill the gaps in our learning and keep us focused on the potentials that are crying out to be nurtured in us. But since most of us don’t have that personal mentor, we have to fend for ourselves. We’ve got to be proactive as we push on to the next educational frontier. The next four weeks will be an excellent time for you to do just that, Libra.

TAURUS (April 20–May 20)

your last warning! If you don’t stop fending off the happiness and freedom that are trying to worm their way into your life, I’m going to lose my cool. Damn it! Why can’t you just accept good luck and sweet strokes of fate at face value?! Why do you have to be so suspicious and mistrustful?! Listen to me: the abundance that’s lurking in your vicinity is not the set-up for a cruel cosmic joke. It’s not some wicked game designed to raise your expectations and then dash them to pieces. Please, Scorpio, give in and let the good times wash over you.

It may seem absurd for a dreamy oracle like me to give economic advice to Tauruses, who are renowned for being among the zodiac’s top cash attractors. Is there anything I can reveal to you that you don’t already know? Well, maybe you’re not aware that the next four weeks will be prime time to revise and refine your long-term financial plans. It’s possible you haven’t guessed the time is right to plant seeds that will produce lucrative yields by 2019. And maybe you don’t realize that you can now lay the foundation for bringing more wealth into your life by raising your generosity levels.

GEMINI (May 21–June 20) I used to have a girlfriend whose mother hated Christmas. The poor woman had been raised in a fanatical fundamentalist Christian sect, and she drew profound solace and pleasure from rebelling against that religion’s main holiday. One of her annual traditions was to buy a small Christmas tree and hang it upside-down from the ceiling. She decorated it with ornamental dildos she had made out of clay. While I understood her drive for revenge and appreciated the entertaining way she did it, I felt pity for the enduring ferocity of her rage. Rather than mocking the old ways, wouldn’t her energy have been much better spent inventing new ways? If there is any comparable situation in your own life, Gemini, now would be a perfect time to heed my tip. Give up your attachment to the negative emotions that arose in response to past frustrations and failures. Focus on the future. CANCER (June 21–July 22) So begins the “I Love to Worry” season for you Cancerians. Even now, bewildering self-doubts are working their way up toward your conscious awareness from your unconscious depths. You may already be overreacting in anticipation of the anxiety-provoking fantasies that are coalescing. But wait! It doesn’t have to be that way. I’m here to tell you that the bewildering self-doubts and anxiety-provoking fantasies are at most 10 percent accurate. They’re not even close to being half-true! Here’s my advice: Do not go with the flow, because the flow will drag you down into ignominious habit. Resist all tendencies toward superstition, moodiness and melodramatic descents into hell. One thing you can do to help accomplish this brave uprising is to sing beloved songs with maximum feeling. LEO (July 23–August 22) Your lucky numbers are 55 and 88. By tapping into the uncanny powers of 55 and 88, you can escape the temptation of a hexed fiction and break the spell of a mediocre addiction. These catalytic codes could wake you up to a useful secret you’ve been blind to. They might help you catch the attention of familiar strangers or shrink one of your dangerous angers. When you call on 55 or 88 for inspiration, you may be motivated to seek a more dynamic accomplishment beyond your comfortable success. You could reactivate an important desire that has been dormant. VIRGO (August 23–September 22) What exactly is the epic, overarching goal that you live for? What is the higher purpose that lies beneath every one of your daily activities? What is the heroic identity you were born to create but have not yet fully embodied? You may not be close to knowing the answers to those questions right now, Virgo. In fact, I’m guessing your fear of meaninglessness might be at a peak. Luckily, a big bolt of meaningfulness is right around the corner. Be alert for it. In a metaphorical sense, it will arrive from the depths. It will strengthen your center of gravity as it reveals lucid answers to the questions I posed in the beginning of this horoscope.

SCORPIO (October 23–November 21) This is

SAGITTARIUS (November 22–December 21)

Journalist James A. Fussell defined “thrashing” as “the act of tapping helter-skelter over a computer keyboard in an attempt to find ‘hidden’ keys that trigger previously undiscovered actions in a computer program.” I suggest we use this as a metaphor for your life in the next two weeks. Without becoming rude or irresponsible, thrash around to see what interesting surprises you can drum up. Play with various possibilities in a lighthearted effort to stimulate options you have not been able to discover through logic and reason.

CAPRICORN (December 22–January 19) Let’s observe a moment of silence for the illusion that is in the process of disintegrating. It has been a pretty illusion, hasn’t it? Filled with hope and gusto, it has fueled you with motivation. But then again—on second thought—its prettiness was more the result of clever packaging than inner beauty. The hope was somewhat misleading, the gusto contained more than a little bluster, and the fuel was an inefficient source of motivation. Still, let’s observe a moment of silence anyway. Even dysfunctional mirages deserve to be mourned. Besides, its demise will fertilize a truer and healthier and prettier dream that will contain a far smaller portion of illusion. AQUARIUS (January 20–February 18) Judging from the astrological omens, I conclude that the upcoming weeks will be a favorable time for you to engage in experiments befitting a mad scientist. You can achieve interesting results as you commune with powerful forces that are usually beyond your ability to command. You could have fun and maybe also attract good luck as you dream and scheme to override the rules. What pleasures have you considered to be beyond your capacity to enjoy? It wouldn’t be crazy for you to flirt with them. You have license to be saucy, sassy, and extra sly. PISCES (February 19–March 20)

A snail can slowly crawl over the edge of a razor blade without hurting itself. A few highly trained experts, specialists in the art of mind over matter, are able to walk barefoot over beds of hot coals without getting burned. According to my analysis of the astrological omens, Pisces, you now have the metaphorical equivalent of powers like these. To ensure they’ll operate at peak efficiency, you must believe in yourself more than you ever have before. Luckily, life is now conspiring to help you do just that.

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