Page 1

SERVING SONOMA & NAPA COUNTIES | MARCH 21-27, 2018 | BOHEMIAN.COM • VOL. 39.46

bestof 2018


NORTH BAY BOH E MI AN | MAR C H 21-27, 20 1 8 | BO H E M I AN.COM

2

WE I L L

HAL L + L AW N

T H A N K Y O U FO R V O T I N G US

BEST OUTDOOR MUSIC VENUE S O N O M A

C O U N T Y

CATCH THE LINEUP – APRIL 10 TH AT 10 A.M. GMC. SONOMA .EDU

|

1 . 8 6 6 .9 5 5 . 6 0 4 0


for voting us BEST optical shop in the North Bay for 18 years in a row!

NO RTH BAY BO H E M I AN |

thank you

3

MAR C H 21-27, 201 8 | BOH E MI A N.COM

now you don’t have to go to san francisco for the best selection in fashion eyewear!

www.sonomaeyeworks.com 534 larkfield center, santa rosa • 707.578.2020 • store hours mon-sat 9-6:30


NORTH BAY BOH E MI AN | MAR C H 21-27, 20 1 8 | BO H E M I AN.COM

4

Congratulations!

Best Law Firm Spaulding McCullough & Tansil LLP Best Real Estate Attorney Kevin McCullough Best Labor & Employment Attorney Jan Gabrielson Tansil

Kevin McCullough

Jan Gabrielson Tansil

90 South E Street Suite 200 w Santa Rosa CA 95404 w 707 524 1900 / 11 Western Avenue w Petaluma CA 94952 w 707 283 0000

www.smlaw.com

Thank you for voting La Crema Best Chardonnay of 2018

Rooted in Russian River Valley

©2018 La Crema Winery, Windsor, CA #LC18_34598


5

Bohemian

NO RTH BAY BO H E M I AN | MAR C H 21-27, 201 8 | BOH E MI A N.COM

847 Fifth St., Santa Rosa, CA 95404 Phone: 707.527.1200 Fax: 707.527.1288 Editor Stett Holbrook, ext. 202

News Editor Tom Gogola, ext. 106

Arts Editor Charlie Swanson, ext. 203

Copy Editor Gary Brandt, ext. 150

Contributors Rob Brezsny, Richard von Busack, Harry Duke, Shotsie Gorman, James Knight, Jonah Raskin, Tom Tomorrow, Daniel Walters

Interns Amelia Malpas, Alex T. Randolph, Sierra Sorrentino

Design Director Kara Brown

Art Director Tabi Zarrinnaal

Production Operations Manager Sean George

Senior Designer Jackie Mujica, ext. 213

Layout Artist Gary Brandt

Local Hospital

Advertising Director Lisa Marie Santos, ext. 205

Advertising Account Managers Mercedes Murolo, ext. 207 Lynda Rael, ext. 204

Sales Operations Manager Deborah Bonar, ext. 215

ER physician

Ob/Gyn

Publisher

Sports Medicine Specialist

Rosemary Olson, ext. 201

CEO/Executive Editor Dan Pulcrano NORTH BAY BOHEMIAN [ISSN 1532-0154] (incorporating the Sonoma County Independent) is published weekly, on Wednesdays, by Metrosa Inc., located at: 847 Fifth St., Santa Rosa, CA 95404. Phone: 707.527.1200; fax: 707.527.1288; e-mail: editor@bohemian.com. It is a legally adjudicated publication of the county of Sonoma by Superior Court of California decree No. 119483. Member: Association of Alternative Newsweeklies, National Newspaper Association, California Newspaper Publishers Association, Verified Audit Circulation. Subscriptions (per year): Sonoma County $75; out-of-county $90. Thirdclass postage paid at Santa Rosa, CA. FREE DISTRIBUTION: The BOHEMIAN is available free of charge at numerous locations, limited to one copy per reader. Additional copies may be purchased for one dollar, payable in advance at The BOHEMIAN’s office. The BOHEMIAN may be distributed only by its authorized distributors. No person may, without permission of the publisher, take more than one copy of each issue.The BOHEMIAN is printed on 40 % recycled paper.

Published by Metrosa, Inc., an affiliate of Metro Newspapers ©2018 Metrosa Inc.

Cover illustration by Shotsie Gorman. Cover design by Tabi Zarrinnaal.

Joshua B Weil, MD kp.org/santarosa

Amy Merchant, MD

Todd Weitzenberg, MD


NORTH BAY BOH EMI A N | MAR C H 21-27, 20 1 8 | BO H E M I AN.COM

6

RISING TO THE OCCASION

nb At the worst of times during and after the fires, the people in Sonoma and Napa counties showed the world their best. We dedicate this issue to them, p17.

Let us love your jewelry as much as you do

9070 Windsor Road Windsor

Drop by for a FREE jewelry clean & check

707 836 1840 MarkShimizuDesign.com

Best Of Napa and Sonoma 2018: During the Worst, the Best P17 Culture P19 Recreation P28 Food & Drink P33 Family P47 Romance P52 Health & Wellness P55 Home Improvement P63 Cannabis P69 Everyday P75

Rhapsodies & Rants p10 The Paper p12 Culture Crush p88

Clubs & Concerts p89 Arts & Events p92

Classified p95 Astrology p95


7

• “Best Napa Winetasting Room” ATELIER FINE FOODS

“Best Napa Cheese Shop” STEPHANIE PUTNAM, RAYMOND VINEYARDS

“Best Napa Winemaker” 2014 GENERATIONS, RAYMOND VINEYARDS

“Best Napa Cabernet” JCB 21, JCB BY JEAN-CHARLES BOISSET

“Best Napa Sparkling Wine” VICTOR SCARGLE

“Best Napa Chef”

• BOHEMIAN.COM

“BEST OF 2018”

BOISSETCOLLECTION.COM

MAR C H 21-27, 201 8 | BOH E MI A N.COM

RAYMOND VINEYARDS

NO RTH BAY BO H E M I AN |

JOIN US IN OUR WORLD OF WINE RE-IMAGINED


NORTH BAY BOH E MI AN | MAR C H 21-27, 20 1 8 | BO H E M I AN.COM

8 Fur ni t ur e Acce s s or ie s L ig h t ing A r e a Rug s Uphols t er y

For Voting Us

of 2018

Thurs - Mon 11-5 or by appointment. Taste our award winning wines while enjoying a riverfront bocce court and patio seating in our organic garden lounge. 52 Front St Healdsburg, Ca

707.433.3858

www.daviswines.com

CODDINGTOWN NEIGHBORHOOD

1125 W. Steele Lane, Santa Rosa • 707-568-4044

CEDROS DESIGN DISTRICT

412 S. Cedros, Solana Beach • 858-481-4341

COKASDIKO.COM


9

NO RTH BAY BO H E M I AN |

sonomacleanpower.org

MAR C H 21-27, 201 8 | BOH E MI A N.COM

4.3438 x 4.8438.pdf 1 1/31/2018 9:08:48 AM


NORTH BAY BOH E MI A N | MAR C H 21-27, 20 1 8 | BO H E M I AN.COM

10

Rhapsodies BOHEMIAN

Angry White Men Are Angry

Odd Logic

Russia with Love

I was amused to see the Bohemian doesn’t conform to the narrow confines of political correctness. In the piece on Jared Huffman (“Travels wth Jared,” March 7), Tom Gogola spews a little racist hate speech with the rant “clutched and angry fists of angry, armed white men.”

In Tom Gogola’s article about the Yountville shooting (“And Now Yountville,” March 14), he reported that Mike Thompson doesn’t support a ban on assault weapons because there are already so many in circulation. That seems like odd logic to me. If someone who doesn’t have one buys an AR-15 in five months and then shoots up a school, what will he say?

I believe in giving credit to the Russians, in spite of themselves. They were the first to put a dog into outer space and they were also the first to put a monkey in the White House.

DON JONES

MOSS HENRY

Santa Rosa

CRAIG CORSINI

Sebastopol

Santa Rosa

Kudos and Corks Thanks to James Knight’s article (“Bark Arc,” Jan. 24), our boxful of wine corks will now find a new home. This would be a good time to let your readers know that Whole Foods also accepts used batteries as well. We’ve been bringing them there for years, and we appreciate the company’s contribution to the health of our planet.

BOB CANNING Petaluma

THIS MODERN WORLD

By Tom Tomorrow

End the Lies This week kicks off the national End the Lies Week of Action, raising awareness of the deceptive practices of fake women’s health clinics. I haven’t yet seen this covered in the Bohemian, but I hope it will be. Fake women’s health clinics offer free pregnancy tests and ultrasounds, targeting low-income pregnant folks. Once inside, these unregulated and often unlicensed centers tell people lies that abortion causes cancer and PTSD. The centers knowingly delay access to care.The Supreme Court will now decide if California’s Reproductive FACT Act is legal. The law requires these centers to post a notice listing the free reproductive healthcare options available. The centers have sued to stop this basic regulation. I hope the Bohemian will cover this story, as this kind of deception is an often invisible harm perpetrated against pregnant folks.

EMILY LOEN Santa Rosa

It’s in Your Hands When does the Best Of 2018 issue publish?

JAYNE BURNS

Sebastopol

Write to us at letters@bohemian.com.


Best Plastic Surgeon VOTED BEST PLASTIC SURGEON 2009 – 2018

Defending Immigrants

BEST LASER SURGERY CENTER 2018

It’s time for a new Civil Rights movement BY CHRISTOPHER KEROSKY

T

he recent ICE raids on our immigrant community in California should not be a surprise to anyone. Shortly after his election, Donald Trump promised to deport 2–3 million immigrants “immediately.” His executive order in January spelled out his plans: a massive expansion of the deportation machinery now underway.

Here in the North Bay, Trump’s plans would mean large numbers of immigrant families facing deportation or separation. Over 7,500 young people with DACA status would also be at risk. It would devastate our immigrant community, severely deplete our workforce and adversely affect us all. And let’s be clear. Most of those deported under his plan would be guilty of nothing more than a misdemeanor or a violation of immigration regulations—the vast majority are not “bad hombres.” The Civil Rights movement of the 1960s provides a good model for those of us who value our immigrant community. Protests and demonstrations like the DACA march earlier this month are important statements of community resolve. Political action is critical, too, especially during this fall’s elections. Sanctuary declarations are important, but our immigrants need a defense when they are apprehended. With adequate help, almost any immigrant can fight their deportation in court. As during the Civil Rights movement, we should provide this vulnerable population the information and assistance to assert their legal rights. With training, much can be done by nonprofits and volunteers from the community. If you can help, here are a few resources: To donate to a county fund to support immigrants’ defense (sonomacountysecurefamilies. org/donate-now); to be part of a community response network (northbayop.org/rapidresponse); for some ideas on how to make an impact politically or humanizing the immigrant story, go to myamericandreams.org/get_involved.html. Can we protect and defend our immigrant community in the Trump era? Let’s remember the words of California’s own Civil Rights leader, Cesar Chavez: Si, se puede! Yes, we can!

DAVID E. MARCUS, M.D.

Cosmetic Surgery & Laser Center 1128 Sonoma Avenue, Santa Rosa, California | drdavidmarcus.com

707.575.1626

It’s a Spring Thing!

10-30% OFF

JEWELRY SALE MANY NEW ITEMS

Christopher Kerosky is a member of the Sonoma County Human Rights Commission and an attorney who practices law in Santa Rosa. Open Mic is a weekly feature in the ‘Bohemian.’ To have your topical essay of 350 words considered for publication, write openmic@bohemian.com.

707.829.8544

851 Gravenstein Ave S Sebastopol

Sun–Sat 9–6

11 NO RTH BAY BO H E M I AN | MAR C H 21-27, 201 8 | BOH E MI A N.COM

Rants

Thank you for your confidence.


NORTH BAY BOH E MI A N | MAR C H 21-27, 20 1 8 | BO H E M I AN.COM

12

Paper THE

DEBR IEFER Gullixson Out at PD Sonoma State University announced on March 9 that Press Democrat editorial director Paul Gullixson will be leaving his post at the PD and joining ranks with SSU as its chief communications officer, effective April 9. Gullixson has been with the local paper of record for almost two decades and has been its editorial director since 2007. Neither he nor executive editor Catherine Barnett responded to emailed requests inquiring about his departure. That sort of shabby treatment of fellow reporters likely won’t fly at Gullixson’s new post, where part of his job will be to field press inquiries.

PLEASE LIKE ME Media companies built strategies around Facebook ‘likes,’ only to have the social network change the rules on them—and put them in financial peril.

It’s Not Clicking News outlets’ quest for Facebook likes may destroy them BY DANIEL WALTERS

A

s with any toxic relationship, the possibility of a breakup sparks feelings of terror— and maybe a little bit of a relief. That’s the spot that Facebook has put the news business in.

In January, the social media behemoth announced it would once again alter its News Feed

algorithm to show users even more posts from their friends and family, and a lot fewer from media outlets. The move isn’t all that surprising. Ever since the 2016 election, the Menlo Park–based company has been under siege for creating a habitat where fake news stories flourished. Their executives were dragged before Congress last year to testify about how they sold ads to Russians

who wanted to influence the U.S. election. In some ways, then, it’s simply easier to get out of the news business altogether. But for the many news outlets that have come to rely on Facebook funneling readers to their sites, the impact of a separation sounds catastrophic. In an open letter to Zuckerberg, San Francisco Chronicle editor-inchief Audrey Cooper decried the social media company’s ) 14

Gullixson is already up to his eyeballs at SSU, where he is currently a lecturer and newspaper writing and editing instructor. He is also a faculty adviser to the Sonoma State Star. According to a statement from SSU, Gullixson’s new duties will include leading the university’s strategic communications media, social media and graphic design team, and serving as the “public information officer overseeing campus-wide and executive communications.” Among other career highlights, Gullixson was the only North Bay journalist who could wade into the pandora’s box of Sonoma County pension-fund intrigue and emerge intact to write an interesting and insightful column about it. Godspeed, Gullixson. We’ll see you in the funny pages. Give us a shout sometime.—Tom Gogola The Bohemian started as The Paper in 1978.


13

ADVERTISEMENT

NO RTH BAY BO H E M I AN |

Doctor’s Confession to Petaluma

Twenty-nine years ago something happened to me that changed my life forever. Let me tell you my story.

I was studying pre-Med in college, in hopes of becoming a medical doctor. Things were looking up, and life was good, until things took a turn for the worse. I began to have terrible back and stomach problems. For a young guy, I felt pretty rotten. My back hurt so badly that I had a hard time even concentrating in class. I was miserable. The medical doctors tried different drugs, but they only made me feel like I was in a “cloud.” I was just not getting better.

A friend of mine convinced me to give a chiropractor a try. The adjustment didn’t hurt, it actually felt good. I got relief, and I soon was off all medication. It worked so well that I decided, then and there, to become a chiropractor myself. Now for my kids, Hayden and Henry. They have been under chiropractic care their entire lives. And, unlike most other kids in their class, they never get the “common” childhood illnesses like ear infections, asthma and allergies. In fact, they have never taken a drug in their lives. And they are now 19 and 21!

It’s strange how life is, because now people come to see me with their back problems and stomach problems. They come to me with their headaches, migraines, chronic pain, neck pain, shoulder/arm pain, whiplash from car accidents, asthma, allergies, numbness in limbs, athletic injuries, just to name a few. If drugs make people well, then those who take the most should be the healthiest, but that simply isn’t the case. With chiropractic we don’t add anything to the body or take

Dr. Taajes with his sons anything from it. We find interference in the nervous system and remove it thus enhancing the healing capacities of the body. We get tremendous results…it really is as simple as that. Here’s what some of my patients had to say:

“I have had a problem with migraines as well as low back pain. Even after seeing doctors and other health professionals, the pains remained. After coming to Dr. Joel, they have helped tremendously. They even take away my migraines. They’re great!” (Judy E.) “I came in pending laser surgery for two herniated discs. Over a few months here the need for surgery subsided, and the pain has subsided to a mild discomfort with occasional morning stiffness. Over all, I feel better visit after visit. It’s a gradual process.” (Jaime O.) Several times a day patients thank me for helping them with their health problems. But I can’t really take the credit. Find out for yourself and benefit from an AMAZING OFFER. Look, it shouldn’t cost you an arm and a leg to correct your health. You are going to write a check to someone for your health care expenses, you may as well write one for a lesser amount for chiropractic. When you bring in this article between March 7 through

April 4, you will receive my entire new patient exam for $27. That’s with x-rays, exam, report of findings…the whole ball of wax. This exam could cost you $350 elsewhere. Great care at a great fee… Please, I hope that there’s no misunderstanding about quality of care just because I have a lower exam fee. You’ll get great care at a great fee. My qualifications… I’m a graduate of Northwestern College of Chiropractic who regularly goes to monthly educational chiropractic seminars. I’ve been entrusted to take care of tiny babies to neighbors that you may know. I just have that low exam fee to help more people who need care.

My staff and my associate Dr. Rogers and I are ready to see if we can help you. Our office is both friendly and warm and we try our best to make you feel at home. We have a wonderful service, at an exceptional fee. Our office is called REDWOOD CHIROPRACTIC. Our office is located at 937 Lakeville Street, Petaluma, phone number is 707-763-8910. We would love to help you. Call Alex, Christine or Brenda today for an appointment. We can help you. Thank you.

– Dr. Joel Taatjes

redwoodchiropractic.com

MAR C H 21-27, 201 8 | BOH E MI A N.COM

Dear Friend, I wanted to let everyone know what happened while I was in college. It was a moment that changed my life forever. But before I tell you about my experience, I wanted to tell you my story from the start. Let me start by explaining the photo in this letter, I’m the guy in the middle, Dr. Taatjes. You know when I meet people in town and they usually say, “Oh yeah, I know you, you’re Dr. Taatjes. You’ve been in Petaluma for years…” Well, that’s me.


NORTH BAY BOH E MI A N | MAR C H 21-27, 20 1 8 | BO H E M I AN.COM

14

Facebook ( 12 sudden change of course on Jan. 12. “We struggled along, trying to anticipate the seemingly capricious changes in your newsfeed algorithm. We created new jobs in our newsrooms and tried to increase the number of people who signed up to follow our posts on Facebook. We were rewarded with increases in traffic to our websites, which we struggled to monetize.” The strategy worked for a time, she says. “We were successful in getting people to ‘like’ our news, and you started to notice,” wrote Cooper. “Studies show more than half of Americans use Facebook to get news. That traffic matters because we monetize it—it pays the reporters who hold the powerful accountable.” But just as newspapers learned to master Facebook’s black box, so, too, did more nefarious operations, Cooper noted. Consumers, meanwhile, have grimaced as their favorite media outlets have stooped to sensational headlines to lure Facebook’s web traffic. They’ve become disillusioned by the flood of hoaxes and conspiracy theories that have run rampant on the site. Now sites that relied on Facebook’s algorithm have watched the floor drop out from under them when the algorithm changed—all while Facebook has gobbled up chunks of the print advertising revenue that had always sustained news operations. It’s all landed media outlets in a hell of a quandary—it sure seems like Facebook is killing journalism. But can journalism survive without it? It’s perhaps the perfect summation of the internet age: a website that started because a college kid wanted to rank which co-eds were hotter became a global Goliath powerful enough to influence the fate of the news industry itself. When Facebook launched its News Feed in 2006, it ironically didn’t have anything to do with news. This was the site that still posted a little broken-heart icon

when you changed your status from “In a Relationship” to “Single.” The News Feed was intended to be a list of personalized updates from your friends. But in 2009, Facebook introduced its iconic “like” button. Soon, instead of showing posts in chronological order, the News Feed began showing you the popular posts first. And that made all the difference. Well-liked posts soared. Unpopular posts simply went unseen. Journalists were given a new directive: If you wanted readers to see your stories, you had to play by the algorithm’s rules. Faceless mystery formulas had replaced the stodgy newspaper editor as the gatekeeper of information. With digital ad rates tied to web traffic, the incentives in the modern media landscape could be especially perverse: write short, write a lot; pluck heartstrings or stoke fury. Mathew Ingram, who covers digital media for Columbia Journalism Review, says such tactics might increase traffic for a while. But readers hate it. Sleazy tabloid shortcuts give you a sleazy tabloid reputation. “Short-term, you can make a certain amount of money,” Ingram says. “Long-term, you’re basically setting fire to your brand.” The News Feed, Zuckerberg announced in January, had skewed too far in the direction of social video posts from national media pages and too far away from personal posts from friends and family. They were getting back to their roots. Even before the announcement, news sites had seen their articles get fewer and fewer hits from Facebook. In subsequent announcements, Facebook gave nervous local news outlets some better news: they’d rank local community news outlets higher

in the feed than national ones. They were also launching an experiment for a new section called “Today In,” focusing on local news and announcements, beta-testing the concept in certain cities. But in early tests, the site seemed to have trouble determining what’s local. The San Francisco Chronicle and other Bay Area news outlets say they’re taking a “wait-and-see” approach to the latest algorithm, analyzing how the impact shakes out before making changes. They’ve learned to not get excited. There was a time Facebook was positively smug about its impact on the world. After all, it had seen its platform fan the flames of popular uprisings during the Arab Spring in countries like Tunisia, Iran and Egypt. “By giving people the power to share, we are starting to see people make their voices heard on a different scale from what has historically been possible,” Zuckerberg bragged in a 2012 letter to investors under the header, “We hope to change how people relate to their governments and social institutions.” And Facebook certainly has— though not the way it intended. A 2016 BuzzFeed investigation found that “fake news” stories on Facebook, hoaxes or hyperpartisan falsehoods, actually garnered more views than stories published in trusted outlets like The New York Times. That, experts speculated, is another reason why Facebook, despite its massive profits, might be pulling back from news. “As unprecedented numbers of people channel their political energy through this medium, it’s being used in unforeseen ways with societal repercussions that were never anticipated,” writes Samidh Chakrabarti, Facebook’s

Consumers grimace as media outlets stoop to sensational headlines to lure Facebook’s web traffic.

product manager for civic engagement, in a recent blog post. By last May, a Harvard-Harris Poll found that almost twothirds of voters believed that mainstream news outlets were full of fake news stories. The danger of fake news, after all, isn’t just that we’re tricked by bogus claims. It’s that we’re pummeled by so many different contradictory stories, with so many different angles, that the task of trying to sort truth from fiction becomes exhausting. Facebook has tried to address the fake news problem—hiring fact checkers to examine stories, slapping “disputed” tags on suspect claims, putting counterpoints in related article boxes—but with mixed results. The latest headache for the company arrived last week when it was revealed that the Trump campaign had used Cambridge Analytica to mine personal data of some 50 million Facebook users. Facebook’s new algorithm threatens to make the fake news problem even worse. By focusing on friends and family, it could strengthen the filter bubble even further. To determine the quality of news sites, Facebook is rolling out a two-question survey about whether users recognized certain media outlets, and whether they found them trustworthy. The problem is that a lot of Facebook users, like Trump, consider the Washington Post and the New York Times to be “fake news.” The other problem? There are a lot fewer trustworthy news sources out there. And Facebook bears some of the blame for that, too, the Chronicle’s Cooper says. “I’ve built my career on exposing hypocrisy and wrongdoing and expecting more of those with power, which is why I have repeatedly said Facebook has aggressively abdicated its responsibility to its users and our democracy,” she says. “I expect a lot more from them, as we all should.” A version of this article first appeared in the Inlander. Jennifer Wadsworth contributed to this report.


15

• "Communication Failures Among Authorities" • "Communications systems broke down and emergency responders weren't properly trained" - KQED report

to submit a fire-related government claim form You will not be able to recover against the County unless you submit a claim form before the deadline. If you have not hired an attorney, contact us by April 2 for assistance in completing this form (no cost and no obligation to file a lawsuit).

Degree Completion

Call Kristine Meredith at:

(707) 400-6047 www.NorCalFireLawyers.com

B.A. Liberal Studies @ Napa & Solano

Ready to complete your degree? Info Session Saturday, March 24 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. Solano Community College Vallejo Center Room 122

sonoma.edu/exed/libs susan.mcfeeters@sonoma.edu

707.664.2601

ATTORNEY ADVERTISING

MAR C H 21-27, 201 8 | BOH E MI A N.COM

Deadline: April 6, 2018

NO RTH BAY BO H E M I AN |

Would you have evacuated sooner?


NORTH BAY BOH E MI AN | MAR C H 21-27, 20 1 8 | BO H E M I AN.COM

16


m e h o B 17

A

s Best Of season comes around each year, we put our heads together in early fall to come up with a theme for what is always our biggest issue of the year. We started out with a loose idea based on royalty and monarchy—like the various best of winners are the kings and queens of the respective fields. Or something like that. For cover art, the idea was to create a coat of arms or shield that represented the many splendid things in Sonoma and Napa counties. It sounded like a plan and we set to work on the issue and commission the artwork. Then the fires hit. All thoughts of our Best Of issue went out the window while we focused on making sure all of our staff was safe and reporting on the fires and the aftermath. When the smoke finally settled and we could take a breath and turn our attention back to the Best Of issue again, I knew we’d have to change our plans. The fire was the story of the year, and an issue that celebrates what’s great about our corner of the North Bay would have to reflect that. The unofficial theme became the best of Sonoma and Napa counties in the worst of times. Each section of the issue you now hold begins with a story or profile that highlights how people and organizations rose to the challenges the fire presented and did something exemplary. With only nine sections, we were limited in space but could have added many more stories of North Bay residents at their best. The stories of sacrifice and heroism exhibited by the thousands first responders could fill a library. As for the cover, we stuck with the coat of arms idea, but, as inked by the great Sonoma tattoo artist Shotsie Gorman (our vote for best tattooist), the image reflects the beauty, resilience and strength of the North Bay and the courageous and generous people who rose to the occasion during the fires. You are the best! Thanks to the many writers who helped out with this issue: Tom Gogola, Charlie Swanson, James Knight, Jonah Raskin, Amelia Malpas, Alex T. Randolph, Sierra Sorrentino, Bryce Stoepfel and Richard von Busack. —Stett Holbrook

NO RTH BAY BO H E M I AN | MAR C H 21-27, 201 8 | BOH E MI A N.COM

BEST & WORST


NORTH BAY BOH E MI AN | MAR C H 21-27, 20 1 8 | BO H E M I AN.COM

18

Thanks again

BEST MUSIC VENUE

★★★★

2018 TALENT: Patrick Malone

SPECIAL THANKS TO

LIGHTING: Brian Willison

MANAGEMENT: Bill DeCarli, Ty Marestein, Josh Shaw and Tyler Ferrante

SECURITY: Brian, Steve, Beau, Tai and Nicholas

LEAD SOUND ENGINEER: Jared Butler

BARTENDING: Nicole, Kylie, Garrett, Bex, Michelle, Tyler and Josie

ENGINEERS: Mat McQuaid, Zack Lindenbusch, Ken Braziel, Taylor James, Nigel Wolovick, Stu Markham and Susanne Dugan

2017 2016 2015 2014 2013

DON’T FORGET TO CHECK US OUT AT TWIN OAKS ROADHOUSE! WWW.TWINOAKSROADHOUSE.COM


19

o

NO RTH BAY BO H E M I AN | MAR C H 21-27, 201 8 | BOH E MI A N.COM

o

cC u lt u r e

Bo

BEST MUSICAL SUPPORT AFTER THE FIRE

B

obby Jo Valentine had the longest flight of his life, between Kansas and Oakland, last October. The North Bay native and musician was in the heartland playing shows with his partner at the time when they got word of a fire on Atlas Ridge near their home in the Napa hills. “We got an early flight back as soon as we heard, so we didn’t know if the fire had actually hit our home the whole ride back,” Valentine says. “When we landed, one of our friends had texted us pictures of the house just completely

gone. All you saw was an apocalypse.” As a professional traveler, Valentine says he’s not much of a materialist, but the loss was still a gut-punch. Yet almost immediately, the musical community came together to offer them support in the form of donated goods and funds. “I really feel for the people who don’t have a safety net of support to help them after the fires,” Valentine says. This month, Valentine and other North Bay and Bay Area songwriters release After the Fire: Vol. 1, a benefit

compilation album spearheaded by Mill Valley musician and producer Scott Mickelson. Mickelson wanted to help so he called up Valentine, Sam Chase, Travis Hayes, David Luning, Josh Windmiller and other musicians to contribute to the album. Valentine’s track is “There Is a Shore,” an optimistic song about finding inner peace when the world around you is in chaos. Valentine also paid for manufacturing the CDs. “I really want people to hear the music,” he says. —C.S.


NORTH BAY BOH EMI A N | MAR C H 21-27, 20 1 8 | BO H E M I AN.COM

20

HISTORY MUSEUM OF SONOMA COUNTY

SANTA ROSA

CULTURE

h Bo

WRITERS PICKS

NEW EXHIBITION NOW ON VIEW

BEST PLACE TO PROVE YOUR NERD CREDENTIALS

There are several different comic book stores in the North Bay, but none of them has quite the atmosphere and lineup of events as Comics FTW. I go out of my way to visit, not because of its selection of comics, but because of the people and its monthly trivia night. My first trivia night was a complete accident. I came in to pick up a comic I ordered, and then decided to stay when I noticed likeminded people were staying too—and they had karaoke and drinks. I signed up, enjoyed the company of people I rarely see outside of an internet screen, and then it was time for the main event. Our team fiercely competed with several others to claim $25 in store credit. No TV show was too obscure, no comic book too unknown to qualify. From Doctor Who to Doctor Fate, our nerd knowledge was pushed to the very limit. And when the night was over, I went home victorious, with a 150-page Elfquest comic that didn’t cost me a dime. Those who want to get their geek on with good friends can’t go wrong here. Trivia Night happens one Sunday a month. Sign-ups start at 7pm, and the nerd-dom begins at 8pm. 1435 Santa Rosa Ave., Santa Rosa. 707.284.2272. comicsftw.com.—A.R.

BEST SHIRT SLEEVES IN THE MUSIC SCENE

Come for the fringed sleeves, stay for the fun. Most metalheads in the North Bay know vocalist Lance Ozanix as the face of veteran Sonoma County thrash band Skitzo, in which he has notoriously regurgitated green slime onstage since 1981. Fewer metal fans may know that Ozanix has been doing a drop-dead impression of heavy metal’s original frontman, Ozzy Osbourne, for over a decade in the awesomely old-school Black Sabbath cover band Electric Funeral. As if Ozanix’s long hair and perfectly screeched vocals wasn’t enough

to conjure up Ozzy’s “Prince of Darkness” aesthetic, his outfits make Electric Funeral a must-see show, if only for the fringed-sleeves. Yes, I’m talking about those stringy, wavy, essential shirt sleeve accessories that all the cool kids would have craved back in the days of beaded curtains and shag carpets. Draped from Ozanix’s armpits, extending all the way down to his wrists, these majestic tassels move like the hypnotic wings of some dark angel when the band powers through a set featuring 1970s-era Sabbath hits like “War Pigs” and “Iron Man.” The tassels really tie the band together when Ozanix wails about “generals gathered in their masses” or when he’s urging his band mates, guitarist Tim G Sabbath, bassist Dave Delico and drummer Liz Daniels, to rock like they’ve never rocked before.—C.S.

BEST FEMINIST THEATER TROUPE

About 70 percent of theatergoers are women over 40. However, most plays are written with either younger women or men in mind, leaving very little for its biggest audience. In 2016, June Alane Reif, president of the Valley Players board of directors, got together with some of her friends to do something about that gender imbalance. Napa’s Valley Players, which became incorporated just last year, operate with the goal of empowering women over 40 on stage and behind the scenes as stagehands. While still a new group with only a handful of members, the Players have produced such plays as Harold Pinter’s The Lover and Christopher Durang’s Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, which feature older players or have non–age specific roles. They have also collaborated with local playwrights, such as Sonoma County resident Lorraine Midanik, who wrote a screenplay the troupe will perform soon. According to Reif, women who have retired from theater as they got older have been coming out of the woodwork to help out. The theater company is

) 24


21 NO RTH BAY BO H E M I AN |

MAR C H 21-27, 201 8 | BOH E MI A N.COM


NORTH BAY BOH E MI A N | MAR C H 21-27, 20 1 8 | BO H E M I AN.COM

22

CULTURE readers PICKS

NAPA

SONOMA

SEBASTOPOL CENTER FOR THE ARTS

BEST MUSEUM NAPA

NAPA VALLEY MUSEUM SONOMA

CHARLES M. SCHULZ MUSEUM

BEST OUTDOOR ART EVENT NAPA

BOTTLEROCK NAPA VALLEY SONOMA

SONOMA COUNTY ART TRAILS

BEST MOVIE THEATER NAPA

BEST PLACE TO DANCE NAPA

CA’ MOMI OSTERIA SONOMA

FLAMINGO CONFERENCE RESORT AND SPA

BEST ART GALLERY THE HESS COLLECTION

hemian Bo

SONOMA

JARED WRIGHT, VIDEOBRITE

BEST MEDIA PERSONALITY NAPA

BOB ST. LAURENT, KVYN 99.3-FM SONOMA

BEST FILM FESTIVAL NAPA

NAPA VALLEY FILM FESTIVAL SONOMA

BRENT FARRIS, KZST 100.1-FM

BEST FESTIVAL NAPA

BOTTLEROCK NAPA VALLEY

SEBASTOPOL DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL

SONOMA

BEST BALLET COMPANY

BEST CHARITY EVENT

NAPA REGIONAL DANCE COMPANY

HANDS ACROSS THE VALLEY

NAPA

SONOMA

SEBASTOPOL BALLET

BEST PERFORMING DANCE COMPANY

SEBASTOPOL APPLE BLOSSOM FESTIVAL

NAPA

SONOMA

WAGS, WHISKERS & WINE, HUMANE SOCIETY OF SONOMA COUNTY

NAPA

BEST PERFORMING ARTS CENTER

BEST INDY FILMMAKER

SONOMA

NAPA VALLEY COLLEGE PERFORMING ARTS CENTER

MORGAN HAMILTON-LEE

BEST DANCE STUDIO

CAMEO CINEMA SONOMA

RIALTO CINEMAS

SONOMA

BEST VIDEOGRAPHER NAPA

NOBLE ROT PRODUCTIONS

ACADEMY OF DANSE TRANSCENDENCE THEATRE COMPANY

NAPA

ACADEMY OF DANSE SONOMA

THE DANCE CENTER

NAPA

SONOMA

LUTHER BURBANK CENTER FOR THE ARTS

BEST THEATER TROUPE NAPA

VALLEY PLAYERS SONOMA

6TH STREET PLAYHOUSE

BEST BAND/PERFORMER NAPA

JEALOUS ZELIG SONOMA

DAVID LUNING

BEST COVER BAND NAPA

N2L

SONOMA

ELECTRIC FUNERAL

BEST MUSIC VENUE NAPA

UPTOWN THEATRE SONOMA

HOPMONK TAVERN, SEBASTOPOL

BEST OUTDOOR MUSIC VENUE NAPA

ROBERT MONDAVI WINERY SONOMA

GREEN MUSIC CENTER’S SUMMER WEIL HALL & LAWN PERFORMANCES

BEST MUSIC FESTIVAL NAPA

BOTTLEROCK NAPA VALLEY SONOMA

RAILROAD SQUARE MUSIC FESTIVAL

BEST OUTDOOR MUSIC FESTIVAL NAPA

BOTTLEROCK NAPA VALLEY SONOMA

RUSSIAN RIVER JAZZ & BLUES FESTIVAL


LOB_Boho_3best.pdf

3/19/18

1:51 PM

S THI

WRITERS PICKS

W

EEK

END

TRAN SC EN D EN C E’ S

C

M

Y

CM

MY

CY

CMY

K

MARCH LUTHER BURBANK 24-25 CENTER FOR THE ARTS Get Tickets Now

Ladies of Broadway.com

SPRING BREAK ©2018 PNTS

at the

BEST JUNK - ART RESPONDER

Sebastopol artists Patrick Amiot and Brigitte Laurent didn’t let the North Bay fires of 2017 deter them for long from doing what they’re best known for doing around Sonoma County: turning junk into smiles. Amiot’s work first attracted the attention of neighbors on Florence Avenue in Sebastopol, which is now a sort of junk-art lover’s destination in itself: the tin dogs, jaunty little cable cars and towering chickens are guaranteed to elicit a grin. Well, the North Bay fires of 2017 saw heroism from some, inspired volunteerism from others and a whole lot of thankfulness to first responders in word, deed and many handwritten signs. But smiles, fun, whimsy? For many more residents, the fires were a dispiriting sit-out, confined to quarters under dirty nacho-orange skies. To express gratitude, Amiot set to work, creating a towering sculpture of a yellowclad fireman (Laurent paints the sculptures), teeth gritted in determination, stubble-faced from overtime hours on the line. It was installed on the corner of his art-studio property (which is located just two miles due south of the Tubbs fire, and, trivia for longtime Bohemian readers, is the former location of Black Sparrow Press), facing the SMART train tracks. Of course, there’s a merry little vehicle in the scene, a red Santa Rosa fire engine numbered “707.” The action happens most nights, when the siren lights up and a wind machine in the base of the sculpture causes windsock “flames” to lick at the fireman’s feet. The caption says it all: “Thank you.” And thanks for the smiles, folks. Cleveland Avenue at 10th Street, Santa Rosa.—J.K.

CHARLES M. SCHULZ MUSEUM and RESEARCH CENTER

APRIL 2–6, 2018 Take classes in art, cartooning, animation, and ice skating! For ages 3–15. REGISTER ONLINE! schulzmuseum.org/learn/classes-camps or call 707-284-1272

Thank you for voting the Charles M. Schulz Museum BEST MUSEUM OF SONOMA COUNTY

2301 Hardies Lane

Santa Rosa, CA 95403 schulzmuseum.org

n

n

(707) 579-4452

23 NO RTH BAY BO H E M I AN | MAR C H 21-27, 201 8 | BOH E MI A N.COM

CULTURE

1

hemian Bo


CULTURE

VOTED BEST FRAME SHOP

Best Costume & Festive Wear

WRITERS PICKS (

SONOmA COUNTy

yOUR COmmUNITy COSTUmE SHOp located in HISTORIC RAILROAD SQ UARE in downtown Santa Rosa the best place to find all your costume needs wigs, festival wear and funny novelties we carry all manner of unique and curious gifts

Sonoma County’s Premier Frame Shop for over 30 years…and Art Gallery Now inside Corrick’s 637 4th St, Santa Rosa 707.542.3599

Treat Yourself

Disguise the Limit

129 4th Street, Santa Rosa, CA

IN HISTORIC RAILROAD SQ UARE

707.575.1477

Thank You Bohemians!

Treasures & Pleasures of the Goddess

complimentary brow wax with appointment

Best Psychic

123 North Main St. Sebastopol, CA 95472 www.milk-and-honey.com

Effective anti-aging products by GM Collin

Mary Lia Skin Care

Esthetic Services in the Coastal Redwoods

707.486.8057 maryliaskincare.com

Storyteller Figure by Mary Trujillo

NORTH BAY BOH EMI A N | MAR C H 21-27, 20 1 8 | BO H E M I AN.COM

24

456 Tenth St, Santa Rosa • Tue–Sat 11–5 707.781.7070 • calabigallery.com

h Bo

always looking for more volunteers, and will gladly take anyone of any age and gender. valley-players.com.—A.R.

BEST FEMINIST BODICE RIPPER STARRING JACK AND CHARMIAN LONDON Rebecca Rosenberg lost everything in the fires, including her diamonds and gold. But the real treasure that burned was her archive on Jack and Charmian London that she had gathered over the years and then used to write her novel, ‘The Secret Life of Mrs. London,’ which has roiled the Jack London faithful. Fortunately, the novel was already finished and in the hands of her editor at Lake Union publishing when the fire incinerated her Kenwood home and everything in it. The Secret Life of Mrs. London suggests that Jack London really died of a morphine overdose, and that Charmian persuaded Jack’s doctors to say that the cause of death was uremic poisoning. Some London fans wish the book had gone up in smoke. Even with her archive intact, Rosenberg would be unable to prove her hypothesis beyond a shadow of doubt, though London’s doctors did prescribe morphine to mask his pain. In The Secret Life, Rosenberg has imagined a Jack London who is unable to satisfy his wife. In these pages, Charmian enjoys a fiery affair with the magician and escape artist Harry Houdini. It’s a fact that Harry and Charmian carried on outrageously. But the dialogue between Rosenberg’s lovers is pure fiction. It might make prudish readers blush. Read it at your pleasure or your peril.—J.R.

BEST NON - GLAMOROUS PORTRAYAL OF THE RESTAURANT INDUSTRY ‘Empire on Main Street’ could have been a tuchus-kisser, and to its great credit, it’s not. Jessica Congdon wrote, co-produced and photographed this candid short documentary about the successful but controversial Guerneville

20

businesswoman Crista Luedtke. This second-generation restaurateur, a freckled Wisconsinite with a rockabilly haircut, made ambitious renovations of several Russian River restaurants and entrepots—including Big Bottom Market, Revival at Applewood and the Boon Hotel. Her work brought in money and out-of-towners as renowned as Oprah herself, who declared Luedtke’s biscuits the best she’d ever had. Yet Luedtke sometimes angered the locals who liked the funk and decay of Guerneville just as it was. Congdon had top-notch access to her subject, enough to hear the story of how Luetdke’s marriage eroded under the strain of work. In a broader sense, this could be the story of the sacrifices and gambles of any kind of entrepreneur. Empire on Main Street screens at the Sonoma International Film Festival on March 23–24. sonomafilmfest.org.—R.V.B.

BEST PLACE TO MEET YOUR CHILDHOOD HEROES

I realized I love Santa Rosa’s Toy and Comic Con after meeting the Pink Power Ranger, Ash Ketchum and Samurai Jack (well, the actors who lend their voices) in quick succession. The annual event is the brainchild of toy shop owner Mike Holbrook, who was tired of traveling to other towns and cities to sell his wares. While it is not the only convention in Sonoma County, it is by far the largest, with stalls and special guests for comic book fans, and fans of geek culture in general. Previous events have also included live-action Dungeons & Dragons games, disc golf, fencing and even amateur wrestling. The biggest draw, however, is the cosplay contest. Taking place in the last hour of the convention, people from ages 6 to 60 get together to show off their costumes and see who has the best one. At the next Toy Con, in September, Lou Diamond Phillips and Firefly’s Adam Baldwin are slated to appear! santarosatoycon.com.—A.R.


Presents

on’s

s

John

WRITERS PICKS

h beac

Photo courtesy Kristina Young

featuring

l el ee Fe F d od oo Go G

Goo Goo dolls

beach

party

!

june

9

shaGGy

an and d

the

mo more re!!

California Honeydrops

rating Celeb

100 Years

lle evi nson’s Beach in Guern h o J at

BEST ARTIFACT ART

Mosaic 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 Quake Mosaic began as a planned community art piece made up of objects damaged and destroyed in the 2014 quake. “Each person had a story about the object they would bring in,” Young says. “They all had nostalgic, sentimental meanings to the people.” Currently being developed on a site within the developing Rail Arts District in downtown Napa, the mosaic’s design uses these objects, applied to the outside of a rail car donated by the Napa Valley Wine Train, to represent layers of sediment disrupted by outwardly radiating seismic waves. In October, Young broadened the scope of the mosaic to add objects found in the wildfires’ aftermath. “This is very in line with what the original concept of the project was,” Young says. “It’s documenting the process of healing after a trauma.” Young has already received objects from several artists and community members, and is currently teaming up with St. Helena–based Nimbus Arts to hold mosaic workshops where the public can contribute to the project with hands-on activities, all tools and instruction provided. For more info, visit nimbusarts.org/calendar.—C.S.

JUNE 10

ROBERT CRAY BAND

ERIC BURDON

AND THE ANIMALS

ELVIN BISHOP’S BIG FUN TRIO

AND MORE TO BE ANNOUNCED!

RUSSIANRIVERFESTIVALS.COM

25 NO RTH BAY BO H E M I AN | MAR C H 21-27, 201 8 | BOH E MI A N.COM

CULTURE

hemian Bo


• Bike Relay Races! • The Best Napa Valley Food Trucks! • Mouth-Watering Cuisine! • Delicious Wines! • Refreshing Beers! • Live Music featuring the T Sisters Trio

A BENEFIT EVENT FOR THE

E

TEAMS OF 4 1/2 MILE CIRCUIT Come out and ride or just enjoy the action!

T

OD + ON

FREE

$25

FO

E

FOR CAMPOVELO PASSHOLDERS OR

N

5-9PM

K T ICKE

PER PERSON

CLUDES O

BIKES PROVIDED DIRT TRACK GRANDSTAND VIEWING

IN DR

IN

NORTH BAY BOH E MI AN | MAR C H 21-27, 20 1 8 | BO H E M I AN.COM

26

CALISTOGA SPEEDWAY AT THE NAPA COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS

SATURDAY NIGHT APRIL 28 CAMPOVELO.COM

@ CAMPOVELO

#EATDRINKRIDE

TICKETS AVAIšBLE AT CAMPOVELO.COM/SPEEDWAY

Voted Sonoma County’s BEST MOVIE THEATRE Bringing the Best Films and Big Screen Events in the World to Sonoma County DIVERSE WINE SELECTION • 8 GREAT BEERS ON TAP PIZZA • PANINIS • BRUSCHETTA • SALADS • SHAREABLES Sourced Locally, Prepared Fresh, Enjoy in Cafe or Theatre! 6868 McKinley Street Sebastopol • rialtocinemas.com • 707 525-4840


We’re honored that our customers selected us in the 2018 Bohemian Best of Sonoma & Napa readers’ poll.

BANKOFMARIN.COM • MEMBER FDIC

MAR C H 21-27, 201 8 | BOH E MI A N.COM

“Best Bank - Business”

NO RTH BAY BO H E M I AN |

Thank you for your vote!

27


NORTH BAY BOH E MI A N | MAR C H 21-27, 20 1 8 | BO H E M I AN.COM

28

r ec r t i o n ea BEST TRAILBLAZING (AND RESTORING) BIKE CLUB Along with 8,900 structures and 245,000 acres of wildlands, last year’s wildfires burned miles of hiking and biking trails. While rebuilding lives and homes is the priority for fire survivors, trail restoration is critical work too, says Debbie Bloomquist, the new chairperson of the Redwood Empire Mountain Bike Alliance (REMBA).

She points to research that shows getting out on a trail for some R&R helps beat the stress, anxiety and depression that can follow living through a natural disaster like a fire. “People need trails now more than ever,” she says. Bloomquist knows about recovering

from a fire. She lost her home in the Valley fire two years ago in Lake County. That experience informs her work at REMBA, where the group has partnered with Sonoma County Trails Council, California State Parks, REI, the Trail House and the mountain bike industry to begin sorely needed trail restoration work in Sonoma, Lake and Napa counties. On March 24 at TrioneAnnadel State Park, REMBA is planning trail-restoration work on the popular Marsh Trail, its first work party on the trail since the fires. The group is also working with the trails council, REI and Jack London State

Historic Park to repair fire-damaged trails at the park. Meanwhile, REMBA is in talks with State Parks to identify other projects, a process that Bloomquist says can be slow. Thanks to the donation of two mountain bikes donated by Santa Cruz Bicycles (one painted the color of a Cal Fire helicopter, and the other, Cal Fire engine-red), the group raised $62,000 for trail work and is looking for projects to spend it on. If there’s a silver lining to the fires, says Bloomquist, it’s the outpouring of volunteers. “We have been maxing out on volunteers on trail work days,” she says. mountainbikealliance.org.—S.H.


readers PICKS

thank you bohemian readers!

BEST BIKE SHOP NAPA

THE HUB SONOMA

THE BIKE PEDDLER

BEST CYCLING EVENT NAPA

CYCLE FOR SIGHT SONOMA

LEVI’S GRANFONDO

BEST BIKE ROUTE/TRAIL

BEST PILATES STUDIO NAPA

JILL HOFF STUDIO SONOMA

TONE PILATES & WELLNESS STUDIO

BEST YOGA STUDIO NAPA

HOT YOGA CALISTOGA

NAPA

SONOMA

SONOMA

BEST MARTIAL ARTS SCHOOL

NAPA VALLEY VINE TRAIL JOE RODOTA TRAIL

BEST GYM

BIKRAM YOGA OF SANTA ROSA

NAPA

RED DRAGON MARTIAL ARTS

NAPA

SONOMA

SYNERGY MEDICAL FITNESS CENTER

PETALUMA ACADEMY MARTIAL ARTS

SONOMA

BEST PARK

COACHES CORNER FITNESS CENTER

BEST HEALTH CLUB NAPA

HEALTHQUEST FITNESS CENTER SONOMA

AIRPORT HEALTH CLUB

BEST SWIMMING POOL NAPA

INDIAN SPRINGS SONOMA

NAPA

ALSTON PARK SONOMA

HOWARTH PARK

BEST HIKING TRAIL NAPA

SKYLINE WILDERNESS PARK SONOMA

TRIONE-ANNADEL STATE PARK

BEST HORSEBACK RIDING NAPA

FINLEY COMMUNITY CENTER

NAPA VALLEY TRAIL RIDES

BEST PERSONAL TRAINER

CHANSLOR RANCH

NAPA

DONAVAN ALMOND, CALISTOGA FIT SONOMA

AMBER KENEALLY, VERTEX

29

SONOMA

BEST WATER SPORTS COMPANY SONOMA

GETAWAY ADVENTURES ) 30

NO RTH BAY BO H E M I AN | MAR C H 21-27, 201 8 | BOH E MI A N.COM

RECREATION

hemian Bo


NORTH BAY BOH E MI A N | MAR C H 21-27, 20 1 8 | BO H E M I AN.COM

phone

ur

RECREATION

30

Pass

WRITERS PICKS

Silk Moon is a boutique that gives back to the community. We stand proud and connect with women through color and grace. 4 time Winner of the Bohemian Best of Awards. CLOTHING | JEWELRY SCARVES | ACCESSORIES | SHOES

195 N Main Street, Sebastopol | 707.824.4300 | silkmoon.org | Open Mon–Sun 10 to 6

Use your phone to get your

31-Day Pass and now... Fast Pass! Download the hopthru app and start riding today!

Expires Mar 25, 2018 11:30am

BEST TWO - WHEELED RIDE WITH DRINKS

Biking and beer. Biking and wine. What an ingenious idea. Those who love the outdoors get the best of both worlds with Getaway Adventures’ Sip ’n Cycle and Pints ’n Pedals tours. The rides are the most popular outings Getaway Adventures offers. Each group gets a tour guide, but don’t think that means a set schedule is followed. Guides share what they like and don’t always hit the same destinations. An open mind (and palate) is essential. You are free to suggest destinations, too. But remember to sip, as the tours around the Napa and Sonoma valleys include four stops. If biking isn’t your strong suit, Getaway Adventures also offers hiking, kayaking and ziplining outings. Thankfully, booze is not included on those. getawayadventures.com.—S.S.

readers PICKS (

29

BEST BOATING COMPANY NAPA

LAKE BERRYESSA BOAT & JET SKI RENTALS SONOMA

CLAVEY PADDLESPORTS

BEST OUTDOOR ADVENTURE TOUR NAPA

GETAWAY ADVENTURES, CALISTOGA SIP N’ CYCLE SONOMA

SONOMA CANOPY TOURS

BEST HOT AIR BALLOON COMPANY NAPA

CALISTOGA BALLOONS

BEST URBAN RIPARIAN EXPERIENCE

Sometimes I need to unwind a little bit before a hectic day, or maybe I just need a little exercise. Problem is, I take public transportation and the regular hiking trails are too far away to be practical for me to use. Fortunately, I can always take the Santa Rosa Creek Trail, which isn’t far from where I live and has some great views of the creek it follows on the way to downtown Santa Rosa. The trail starts at Willowside Road and extends to the Memorial Greenway in Santa Rosa. It’s not a very long trail, but very well placed, cutting through several groups of homes and coming out right near the Santa Rosa Plaza. On dry days, I’ll take my bike down the trail, enjoying the view of the creek as I slowly pedal, and spotting the occasional heron on the creekside.—A.R.

SONOMA

UP & AWAY BALLOONING

BEST SPORT FISHING CHARTER COMPANY NAPA

WOMBAT CHARTERS SONOMA

NEW SEA ANGLER/ THE BOAT HOUSE

BEST SURF SHOP NAPA

BOARDGARDEN SONOMA

NORTHERN LIGHT SURF SHOP

BEST SKATE SHOP NAPA

BOARDGARDEN SONOMA

BROTHERHOOD BOARD SHOP

he Bo


Thank you Sonoma County

BEST YOGA STUDIO

WRITERS PICKS

Dawn Heumann

Voted Best Yoga Studio 12 Yrs in a row!

5 Classes for $35

BEST LOVED CAVE TROLL MYTH

Intrigued by an aside about one of the North Bay’s lesser-known backroad mystery spots, buried within a turn-by-turn description of a bicycle ride, I went in search of the troll of Cavedale. According to an account written “many years ago” by Santa Rosa Cycling Club member Bill Oetinger as part of the club’s “Ten Great Rides” series that details some of the best cycling routes in Sonoma and Napa Counties, midway along the initial climb up Cavedale Road the eponymous cave itself appears, cut out of rock for unknown purposes many decades ago. “During the Christmas season, small presents are sometimes seen at the mouth of the cave,” Oetinger writes, “left as offerings for the troll who lives within.” Sure enough, on my first trip up the steep, narrow, winding road, I see flowers decorating the entrance to a gloomy, almost too-perfect little cave. Around the holidays this past year, amid a changed landscape, a Christmas stocking appeared, along with a sign that said, “Cavedale strong.” But the legendary Cavedale troll? Even longtime Sonoma Valley winemakers who know the road well could not shed light on that. I only had to remember to bring my bike headlight on a daytime ride to explore further. The cave looks shallow from the road, but takes a turn north; then, a branch turns south again into the gloom, where, turning my headlamp around the corner, I suddenly find myself face to face with . . . the end of the cave. Seriously, it’s like 12 feet long. But the rest of the ride is an adventure, to be sure—just practice mutual respect on the road, as this is an area where many properties are still being cleaned up and rebuilt after the fires, and nobody has to act like a troll. Cavedale Road, Sonoma.—J.K.

522 Wilson St, Santa Rosa bikramyogaofsantarosa.com | 707.545.9642

Best Outdoor Adventure Tour ‘17 & ‘18 Best Water Sports Company 2018

Come work for us!

looking for a few good guides! get paid to ride, paddle, and hike! flexible days and competitive pay email us your details 707.568.3040 info@getawayadventures.com

31 NO RTH BAY BO H E M I AN | MAR C H 21-27, 201 8 | BOH E MI A N.COM

RECREATION

hemian Bo


NORTH BAY BOH E MI AN | MAR C H 21-27, 20 1 8 | BO H E M I AN.COM

32

Some things are BEST done “Old School”

Mombo’s Pizza Best Pizza

17 years straight!

SANTA ROSA f AVE 1880 B. MENDOCINO 528-FAST • 707.528.3278

SEBASTOPOL 560 GRAVENSTEIN HW Y. N. 823-PIZA • 707.823.7492

Click for Coupons on our website: www.mombospizza.com


33

BEST FED EVACUEES

W

hen the fires came, wine country forgot about things like upscale cassoulet and $250 per plate fundraising dinners. The needs of evacuees, wealthy and not-so-wealthy alike, suddenly became more elemental . . . Wait, what about that cassoulet?

as there would be no business as usual later in the week. The preserve burned, the Fisher house was saved and Davis had a refrigerator full of food. Having evacuated to the Sonoma Valley Inn, she asked owner Norm Krug if she could serve dinner. She served cassoulet to 200 guests, in addition to first responders.

Sheana Davis, owner of Epicurean Connection in Sonoma, had made a cassoulet with wild duck, wild boar and sausages for a dinner at Bouverie Preserve in Glen Ellen, the former home of food writer M .F. K. Fisher, the night of Oct. 8. That night, they fed 100, but Davis had made enough for 1,000 for catering clients later in the week. It was timely,

The next day, Davis and Depot Hotel chef Tony Ghilarducci served more food from his kitchen, until he lost power. “By Thursday, we all realized the fires were not going away,” says Davis. A few phone calls brought in a commitment from Facebook to donate thousands of meals, which Davis and company distributed as “No Pay Café,” while restaurateurs, under the impromptu

NO RTH BAY BO H E M I AN | MAR C H 21-27, 201 8 | BOH E MI A N.COM

Food k n & Dr i

Bo banner SF Chefs Fight Fire, helped provide meals for people with serious allergies. Meanwhile, similar efforts were underway in Napa County, while in Sebastopol, food writer Heather Irwin turned offers to help from restaurants into an idea: distribute complete, gourmet comfort food, beginning out of John Franchetti’s Santa Rosa restaurant. She called the effort Sonoma Family Meal and fed thousands, thanks to scores of volunteers. Five months later, there’s still need, and some of these inspired efforts are still helping people, supplementing longstanding food security organizations like the Redwood Empire Food Bank. —J.K.


food& drink

Thank you Friends!

readers PICKS

BEST FARMERS MARKET NAPA

CALISTOGA FARMER’S MARKET SONOMA

SANTA ROSA ORIGINAL CERTIFIED FARMERS MARKET

Best local coffee roaster

BEST COMMUNITY SUPPORTED AGRICULTURE SONOMA

LAGUNA FARM

BEST FOOD PRODUCER NAPA

CLIF FAMILY KITCHEN SONOMA

www.acrecoffee.com

AMY’S KITCHEN

You Only Have One Face

BEST LOCALLY MADE FOOD PRODUCT NAPA

ANNIE THE BAKER SONOMA

AMY’S KITCHEN

BEST CHEESE SHOP NAPA

ATELIER FINE FOODS AND CATERING SONOMA

FREESTONE ARTISAN CHEESE

BEST BUTCHER SHOP

www.uberoptics.com

NORTH BAY BOH EMI A N | MAR C H 21-27, 20 1 8 | BO H E M I AN.COM

34

he Bo

NAPA

FATTED CALF SONOMA

SONOMA COUNTY MEAT CO.

BEST BAKERY NAPA

MODEL BAKERY

Unique Frames • Digital Rx Lenses • Sunglasses • Adjustments & Repairs

19 Kentucky St.

PETALUMA

707-763-3163

SONOMA

VILLAGE BAKERY

BEST BARBECUE NAPA

BUSTER’S ORIGINAL SOUTHERN BBQ SONOMA

KIN SMOKE

BEST BURGER NAPA

NORMAN ROSE TAVERN SONOMA

SUPERBURGER

BEST PIZZA NAPA

AZZURRO PIZZERIA E ENOTECA SONOMA

MOMBO’S PIZZA

BEST CHOCOLATIER NAPA

WOODHOUSE CHOCOLATE SONOMA

SONOMA CHOCOLATIERS

BEST ICE CREAM NAPA

THREE TWINS SONOMA

SCREAMIN’ MIMI’S

BEST FROZEN YOGURT NAPA

YOBELLE FROZEN YOGURT SONOMA

HONEYMOON FROZEN YOGURT

BEST CAFE/COFFEEHOUSE NAPA

NAPA VALLEY COFFEE ROASTING COMPANY ) 36


2018

Lo Coco’s

WRITERS PICKS

Voted Best Italian restaurant of the North Bay.

C u c i n a R u s t ic a

—North Bay Bohemian

LoCoco’s is everything an Italian restaurant should be—boisterous, busy, fun, with excellent authentic food of the best quality: fresh seafood, meats and pasta.

707- 52 3 -2227

SERVING L UNCH & D INNER

H ISTORIC R AILROAD S QUARE , 117 FOURTH STREET, SANTA ROSA R ATED

BEST OBJECT LESSON THAT A SOCIALIST WORKERS PARADISE IS NOT NECESSARILY INCOMPATIBLE WITH A GOURMET DELI

During the Cold War, a common comic trope depicted Soviet citizens standing in long lines for bread and other household essentials which may have been long gone by the time they reached the store, while in the United States, consumers waited in short lines at the supermarket to pay for their overflowing carts of groceries. The lesson was clear: boo, socialism; hurray, unfettered free market capitalism. Well, nobody called it socialism when Sonoma County grocery entrepreneur Steve Maass handed a substantial portion of Oliver’s Market to his employees, making a majority eligible to buy into an employee stock-ownership plan by dint of their labor. Maass founded Oliver’s Market in Cotati in 1988, growing the business slowly to four stores, popular with shoppers for their generous organic selection, and excellent deli and bakery, in particular. “I certainly didn’t build the place myself. Everybody here participated.” Maass could have sold out to a larger chain, which in turn might have been swallowed up by a larger corporation—all too often, that’s the way the story goes when the founder of a successful local business bows out. But that wouldn’t befit a social purpose corporation that emphasizes partnerships with locally owned businesses and investment in the community. Now, none dare call that communitarian or anarcho-syndicalism (if only because nobody knows what these vaguely “red” words mean anymore), or even socialism— certainly not, because, you know, the bread thing. Although, if my comrades would keep a certain $6 loaf of artisan multigrain bread in stock just a bit more regularly, my shopping struggle would be all the more glorious. oliversmarket.com.—J.K.

the

of best e m ia boh

n ’s

ay th b nor the

2005

G IFT C ERTIFICATES AVAILABLE L OC OCOS. NET

Best of the north Bay

BeSt Caterer! thank You everyone!

707.769.7208 www.SonomaCaterers.com

Pr e f e r r e d Sonoma CatererS

35 NO RTH BAY BO H E M I AN | MAR C H 21-27, 201 8 | BOH E MI A N.COM

food & drink

hemian Bo


NORTH BAY BOH EMI A N | MAR C H 21-27, 20 1 8 | BO H E M I AN.COM

36

he Bo

food& drink readers PICKS

(

34

SONOMA

FLYING GOAT COFFEE

BEST LOCAL COFFEE ROASTER NAPA

NAPA VALLEY COFFEE ROASTING COMPANY

VOTED Best italian restaurant & Best place to dance!

SONOMA

ACRE COFFEE

BEST TEA SHOP/CAFE SONOMA

MUIR’S TEA ROOM

1141 FIRST STREET | DOWNTOWN NAPA 707-224-6664 | WWW.CAMOMI.COM

BEST BREAKFAST NAPA

SOUTHSIDE SONOMA

DIERK’S PARKSIDE CAFE

Santa Rosa Original Certified Farmers Market

BEST BRUNCH

Fresh Produce • Local Meats • Dairy • Baked Goods

SONOMA

Where It’s Always Fresh, Local and Fun Mention ad and receive 2 market thank you bucks!

NAPA

FUMÉ BISTRO & BAR THE SPINSTER SISTERS

BEST BUSINESS LUNCH NAPA

ANGÈLE RESTAURANT & BAR SONOMA

STARK’S STEAK & SEAFOOD

BEST DINER NAPA

JAX WHITE MULE DINER SONOMA

D’S DINER

Sonoma County’s

#1 FARMERS MARKET

Celebrating Over 50 Years!

Sat & Wed 8:30–1pm at Luther Burbank Center for the Arts thesantarosafarmersmarket.com

BEST SANDWICH SHOP NAPA

GENOVA DELICATESSEN

SONOMA

IKE’S PLACE

BEST OUTDOOR DINING NAPA

BRIX SONOMA

BRAVAS BAR DE TAPAS

BEST DINING AFTER 10PM NAPA

MIMINASHI SONOMA

SPEAKEASY

BEST SPOT TO DINE SOLO NAPA

COMPLINE WINE BAR, RESTAURANT & MERCHANT SONOMA

RAMEN GAIJIN

BEST CATERER NAPA

ELAINE BELL CATERING SONOMA

PREFERRED SONOMA CATERERS

BEST SERVER NAPA

CRYSTAL DALE, MORIMOTO SONOMA

LINNEA HILL, THE SPINSTER SISTERS

BEST CHEF NAPA

VICTOR SCARGLE, ATELIER FINE FOODS & CATERING ) 38


37

...or just come and hang out! WED THU FRI SAT SUN

Best Ethnic Market Thank you everyone! • Asian specialty food store for home chefs and restauranteurs • Direct to your door Home Delivery Coming Soon

$

10 Off

$

80 purchase

Rice, noodle case, cigarettes excluded. Exp 5⁄31⁄18

1PM - 9PM 11:30AM - 8PM

Namaste! Thank you to our loyal customers! Best Indian Restaurant in Sonoma County

• Free delivery with $ 50 min. purchase Email pma@asiamartsr.com for more details

Asia Mart Oriental Grocery and Gifts 2481 Guerneville Road, Near Fulton Road, Santa Rosa

707.542.3513 | www.asiamartsr.com Mon–Sat 8:30–7:30, Sunday 9:30–6:30

190 Farmers Lane, Santa Rosa • 707.521.9608 14301 Arnold Dr, Glen Ellen • 707.996.9930 yeticuisine.com

MAR C H 21-27, 201 8 | BOH E MI A N.COM

LAGUNITAS.COM/PETALUMA

NO RTH BAY BO H E M I AN |

Brewery tours daily, book your spot online:


NORTH BAY BOH EMI A N | MAR C H 21-27, 20 1 8 | BO H E M I AN.COM

38

support! g n i o g n o For your s in a row!!! ar Three ye

! u o y k 2016 + 2017 + 2018 n a

thBEST BUTCHER SHOP

“Exactly what Santa Rosa needed.” -JAMES G.

food& drink readers PICKS

(

36

SONOMA

MARK STARK, STARK REALITY RESTAURANTS

BEST RESTAURANT NAPA

KITCHEN DOOR SONOMA

THE SPINSTER SISTERS

BEST RESTAURANT WITH A VIEW NAPA

CALISTOGA INN & BREWERY 35 Sebastopol Ave, Santa Rosa 707.521.0121 Retail Open Tues - Sat 10am - 6pm www.SoCoMeatCo.com

SONOMA

THE TIDES WHARF & RESTAURANT

BEST NEW RESTAURANT NAPA

Best Bakery Sonoma County

CIA AT COPIA SONOMA

BEER BARON BAR & KITCHEN

BEST GLUTEN - FREE MENU NAPA

MELTED SONOMA

SLICE OF LIFE

BEST CHINESE NAPA

SOO YUAN SONOMA

GOJI KITCHEN

BEST FRENCH NAPA

BISTRO JEANTY SONOMA

6760 McKinley Street, Suite 150, Sebastopol • 707.829.8101 1445 Town & Country Dr, Santa Rosa • 707.527.7654 villagebakerywinecountry.com

he Bo

BISTRO 29

BEST INDIAN NAPA

AROMA INDIAN CUISINE SONOMA

YETI INDIAN RESTAURANT

BEST ITALIAN NAPA

CA’ MOMI OSTERIA SONOMA

LOCOCO’S CUCINA RUSTICA

BEST JAPANESE/SUSHI NAPA

EIKOS’ MODERN JAPANESE CUISINE SONOMA

HANA JAPANESE RESTAURANT

BEST LATIN AMERICAN NAPA

C CASA SONOMA

EL COQUI

BEST MEDITERRANEAN NAPA

TARLA MEDITERRANEAN BAR & GRILL SONOMA

EAST WEST CAFE SEBASTOPOL

BEST MEXICAN NAPA

DON PERICO MEXICAN RESTAURANT SONOMA

EL MOLINO CENTRAL

BEST SEAFOOD NAPA

MORIMOTO ) 40


hemian Bo

WRITERS PICKS

BEST EVACUATION RESPITE

When the phone rings and you’re issued a mandatory evacuation, you leave your home fast. When I found myself evacuated during the fires and in need of some human interaction, I headed to the Girl & the Fig. There are dozens of gathering places on the Sonoma Plaza, but the Girl & the Fig is always festive, no matter if there’s a drought, flood or fire. By the time we arrived, the tables were taken and so were the seats at the bar. But the homey lounge was wide open, so we staked out the territory and ordered drinks. Sondra Bernstein, the restaurant’s founder, and her partner, John Toulze, have infused the place with a sense of joie de vivre, which might be translated into English as “fun.” Sitting next to me was a group of women, all from Sonoma, all burned-out and all eager for much needed R&R. “There are worse things in life than losing your property,” a 93-year-old woman told me. I poured her a glass from the bottle of sparkling wine I had ordered. She shared her charcuterie platter. For my entrée, I had what I always have: the pastis-scented steamed mussel served with fries and toast. Disaster, I learned, has a way of making food taste miraculously good. For dessert, my friends and I shared the restaurant’s signature chocolate-dipped fig kisses, our reward to ourselves for the fiery ordeal that drove us apart and brought us together again. 110 W. Spain St., Sonoma. 707.938.3534. thegirlandthefig.com.—J.R.

BEST ELEVATION OF THE HUMBLE BEAN

Beans are not the magical fruit that we think of when we think “Napa.” The world-famous Napa Valley is all about Cabernet Sauvignon grapes purpling in the sun then magically maturing in red-stained oak—and, as the saying goes, the wine is bottled poetry. And the beans are . . . baked beans? Doesn’t have quite the lyrical zip to it. That’s what Rancho Gordo New World Specialty Food founder Steve Sando thought until he started puttering around in the garden to grow a little fresh produce and

happened to grow an heirloom bean called Rio Zape. As Sando describes on the website of his now-world-famous bean company, “They were similar to the pintos I liked, but there was so much more going on. Hints of chocolate and coffee mixed with an earthy texture made my head spin. I was blown away by Rio Zape and the other heirloom beans I was growing, but also really confused why they were such a big secret.” That secret’s out, thanks to a shout-out from Oprah’s magazine. Rancho Gordo works directly with growers in California, Oregon, Washington and New Mexico, as well as collaborating with small farms in Mexico. But again, why buy black beans at $5.95 to $6.95 a pound from a foodie darling company in tony Napa Valley, instead of a 99-cent bag of frijoles negros from the corner market? Well, Ayocote Negro, for instance, is a rare indigenous bean from Mexico, the bean-meisters at Rancho Gordo tell me, a bean you wouldn’t necessarily be able to try in the U.S. It makes an inky dark broth, but the texture is more like a potato than a run-of-themill black turtle bean. Add a little house hot sauce, also available at the company’s outlet in Napa, along with a whole hill of beans. 1924 Yajome St., Napa. 800.599.8323. ranchogordo.com.—J.K.

Many thanks to our loyal customers!

Best Chinese Restaurant Sonoma County

We treat our customers like family. Healthy cooking standards include organic tofu, NO MSG, NON-GMO rice oil, use of steamers.

GOJI

1965 Mendocino Avenue Santa Rosa, CA 95404 707.523.3888 gojikitchen.com

BEST SUSHI FOR SUSHI HATERS

I’ve been told I’m a picky eater. So what if I don’t like sushi? I have never been fond of the taste or idea of raw fish. This all changed at Santa Rosa’s Tex Wasabi’s. My parents were visiting around the mid-semester mark, when my mom’s craving for sushi hit an all-time high. Of course, channeling my inner brat, I protested, but dad came in as the peacemaker and found rave reviews for Tex Wasabi’s. He said this place would marry my pickiness with Mom’s desire to break out of the ordinary because it was a blend of good ol’ American barbecue and “rock-n-roll sushi.” As we got ready to order, my dad, embarrassingly, explained our predicament to our waiter, who recommended we try some of the “gringo sushi.” We decided on the Jackass Roll.

) 41

THANK YOU Best Cabernet SONOMA COUNTY

www.jordanwinery.com

NO RTH BAY BO H E M I AN | MAR C H 21-27, 201 8 | BOH E MI A N.COM

food & drink

39


NORTH BAY BOH E MI A N | MAR C H 21-27, 20 1 8 | BO H E M I AN.COM

40

The Tides Wharf & Restaurant

Crab Feed Series 2018 Thank You! Best Restaurant with a View

FRIDAY ~ Mar 23 5–9pm ~ $5995 per person + tax & gratuity INCLUDES: Chilled Dungeness Crab ~ Cocktail Sauce Drawn Butter ~ Tides’ Mustard Sauce ~ Clam Chowder Pasta ~ Green Salad ~ French Bread Crab Feed Reservations: 707.875.3652

food& drink readers PICKS

(

38

SONOMA

WILLI’S SEAFOOD & RAW BAR

BEST THAI NAPA

CALISTOGA THAI KITCHEN SONOMA

835 Hwy 1, Bodega Bay • InnattheTides.com • 707.875.3652 OVERNIGHT ACCOMMODATIONS

Special Room Rates available at The Inn at the Tides • 800.541.7788

The Tides Wharf

SEA THAI BISTRO

BEST VIETNAMESE NAPA

Gracias!

BUI BISTRO SONOMA

SIMPLY VIETNAM EXPRESS

Best Latin American Restaurant

BEST VEGETARIAN SONOMA

SLICE OF LIFE

SONOMA COUNTY

BEST BAR NAPA

HENRY’S COCKTAIL LOUNGE SONOMA

DUKE’S SPIRITED COCKTAILS 400 Mendocino Ave, Santa Rosa 707.542.8868 • www.elcoqui2eat.com

Thanks for the Vote!

See us for your Spring Break Fever!

BEST BARTENDER NAPA

ROSE SOLIS, PANCHAS

PUB 

Red Rose Dinner RESERVATIONS 707.PUB.9090

Eat with your heart.

SONOMA

CAPPY SORENTINO, DUKE’S SPIRITED COCKTAILS

BEST HAPPY HOUR NAPA

CHARLIE PALMER STEAK SONOMA

STARK’S STEAK & SEAFOOD

BEST DIVE BAR NAPA

THE GREEN DOOR SONOMA

440 CLUB

February 14th

he Bo

BEST COCKTAILS NAPA

GOOSE & GANDER SONOMA

STARK’S STEAK & SEAFOOD

BEST BREWPUB NAPA

HOP CREEK PUB SONOMA

RUSSIAN RIVER BREWING COMPANY

BEST MICROBREW NAPA

NAPA SMITH BREWERY SONOMA

HENOUSE BREWING COMPANY

BEST CRAFT BREW EVENT NAPA

NAPA BLUES, BREWS AND BBQ SONOMA

LAGUNITAS BEER CIRCUS

BEST MICRODISTILLERY NAPA

NAPA VALLEY DISTILLERY SONOMA

SPIRIT WORKS DISTILLERY

BEST BOURBON NAPA

S.O.B. BOURBON, NAPA VALLEY DISTILLERY SONOMA

SONOMA COUNTY DISTILLING COMPANY ) 42


hemian Bo

WRITERS PICKS (

It looks like your average sushi roll, but it’s filled with pulled pork and avocado, wrapped with sticky sushi rice and dolloped with chile aioli. Tex Wasabi’s is the place where hesitant foodies can cautiously widen their food horizons, and for the adventurous who want to see where unlikely cuisine fusion can take them. 515 Fourth St., Santa Rosa. 707.544.8399.—S.S.

BEST PLACE TO GET A JAMÓN IBÉRICO AND L’ETIVAZ ON POILÂNE RYE

That’s “ham and Swiss on rye” in plain talk, for all you would-be gourmands who have not yet ventured into the epicure’s candy shop that is Atelier Fine Foods. Opened by Boisset Collection in 2016, Atelier eschews the downmarket descriptor “deli”—they prefer the epithet “épicerie”—though you can, in fact, find here all the fixings for the most exquisitely curated ham and Swiss in this valley or the next. Start with that jamón Ibérico, from a heritage breed of pigs that gorge themselves on Andalusian acorns to produce a prosciutto-like cured meat that is nutty and more intensely flavored, for $211 per pound. “It’s an affordable luxury if you buy it by the slice,” says catering manager Betsy Musick. Six slices costs above 11 bucks, according to Musick, who suggests that splurging for a taste can be a salve for all the cravings that food and travel shows create for hungry viewers. “It allows you to experience this thing that you’ve heard so much about in the culinary world.” L’Etivaz cheese is made by Swiss villagers who lead their cows to the highest alpine pastures in spring to munch on the first delicate flowers that follow the melting snow, and it’s available by the pound for $38, along with over a hundred other cheeses from the North Bay and Europe. Slap it all between two slices of Poilâne rye bread at $17 per round, which is flown in weekly from the renowned bakery in Paris—maybe with a few pumps of the house mustard, sold in bulk and imported directly from the last real mustard maker anywhere near Dijon, France. On a budget? Just pick

39

VOTED

up a Jambon de Paris—French ham and Comté cheese on a baguette, pre-made in the morning and available for $12 until they run out. And amid the half dozen brands of caviar, the terrines, foie gras and charcuterie, a surprise hit has been the huge selection of conservas, canned fish from Spain and Portugal. All selections, like the home-grown biodynamic salads, rotate according to season, because, as Musick says, “Sometimes the ‘best of today’ is not the best two months ago—no pun intended.” 6505 Washington St., Yountville. 707.934.8237. jcbcollection.com.—J.K.

BEST OLD - SCHOOL ICE CREAM SHOP WITH NEW- SCHOOL FLAVORS

Lala’s Creamery in Petaluma offers a classic diner vibe, with a dessert bar, a checkered floor and vintage décor. But the ice cream and baked goods are far from old-fashioned. Look for flavors like Earl Grey, honey and horchata, as well as classic strawberry, chocolate and vanilla. Food allergies and dietary preferences are no issue here. Lala’s is constantly creating delicious dairy and gluten-free desserts, in addition to low-sugar flavors. No corn syrup, artificial food colorings or hard-to-pronounce additives are used in any of the sweets. The red in the housemade maraschino cherries? Plant-based. 134 Petaluma Blvd. N., Petaluma. 707.763.5252. lalascreamery.com.—S.S.

BEST CLOSED RESTAURANT THAT WE TOTALLY HOPE REOPENS BEFORE FIRE SEASON And so there I was, hunkered down in the Bohemian’s smoky office on the afternoon of Oct. 9, shocked at the damage and struggling to crank out some copy about the fires. The phones didn’t work and the internet was down, and you could practically feel the panic

) 44

Best

pinot noir!

ORDER ONLINE TODAY! WWW.CAMOMIWINERY.COM

2.0156 in

NO RTH BAY BO H E M I AN | MAR C H 21-27, 201 8 | BOH E MI A N.COM

food & drink

41


NORTH BAY BOH EMI A N | MAR C H 21-27, 20 1 8 | BO H E M I AN.COM

42

he Bo

food& drink readers PICKS

(

40

BEST GIN NAPA

NAPA VALLEY DISTILLERY SONOMA

catering available— casual to elegant

707•545•6900 135 fourth street, santa rosa jacksonsbarandoven.com

SPIRIT WORKS DISTILLERY

BEST RUM NAPA

CHARBAY DISTILLERY SONOMA

PROHIBITION SPIRITS DISTILLERY

BEST VODKA SONOMA

YOUNG & YONDER SPIRITS

BEST WHISKEY NAPA

NAPA VALLEY DISTILLERY SONOMA

ALLEY 6 CRAFT DISTILLERY

BEST WINE LIST NAPA

BOUNTY HUNTER WINE BAR & SMOKIN’ BBQ SONOMA

A big Thank You f rom all of

us at Kitchen Door to the readers of the Bohemian for voting us the Best Restaurant in Napa County!

OXBOW PUBLIC MARKET

610 1st St, Napa 707.226.1560 kitchendoornapa.com

STARK’S STEAK & SEAFOOD

BEST WINETASTING ROOM NAPA

RAYMOND VINEYARDS SONOMA

KENDALL-JACKSON WINE ESTATE AND GARDENS

BEST WINEMAKER NAPA

STEPHANIE PUTNAM, RAYMOND VINEYARDS

SONOMA

JESSE KATZ, DEVIL PROOF VINEYARDS

BEST WINERY EVENT NAPA

FESTIVAL NAPA VALLEY SONOMA

PASSPORT TO DRY CREEK VALLEY

BEST SOMMELIER NAPA

SUR LUCERO SONOMA

CHRISTOPHER SAWYER

BEST WINE MADE FROM SUSTAINABLY GROWN GRAPES NAPA

FROG’S LEAP WINERY SONOMA

PRESTON FARMS & WINERY

BEST SAUVIGNON BLANC NAPA

SPOTTSWOODE ESTATE SONOMA

MERRY EDWARDS WINERY

BEST CHARDONNAY NAPA

SHAFER VINEYARDS SONOMA

LA CREMA WINERY

BEST SPARKLING WINE NAPA

JCB BY JEAN-CHARLES BOISSET ) 42


WRITERS PICKS

BEST SERENADED BOOZE

Spirit Works Distillery is among the hundreds of small-batch, artisan microdistilleries making small waves in the big pond of the spirits sector. They’re also interested in waves of a different kind—soundwaves. After Timo and Ashby Marshall founded the distillery in Sebastopol in 2013, it wasn’t long before their unique style of gin and vodka, distilled from certified organic, California-grown winter wheat, could be enjoyed. But the whiskey, once made, isn’t whiskey until after a long, long wait. It’s not much fun for another two years, at least—the time it takes to earn the label “straight wheat whiskey.” So to kick things up a notch, Timo and Marshall devised a little experiment: some barrels are set aside to age straddled by headphones attached to iPods playing diverse playlists that have been on repeat for two years or longer. Of course, there’s a control batch of whiskey that’s simply mellowing out in near total silence. The quirky gambit gets the attention of visitors touring the distillery, to be sure. But the whiskeys, once bottled, have also played out favorably in blind tastings. In the contest of “bluegrass barrel” vs. “Nutcracker barrel,” according to Spirit Works cofounder Ashby Marshall, “the Nutcracker was by far the blind-tasting favorite, with a notably smoother, longer finish.” Next on the list is a barrel subjected to hit singer Santigold, sometime later this year. Although we cannot confirm whether there’s a Depeche Mode barrel of Spirits Works wheat whiskey, we’re sure that, if there were, we could just not get enough. 6870 McKinley Ave., Sebastopol. 707.634.4793. spiritworksdistillery.com.—J.K.

43 NO RTH BAY BO H E M I AN | MAR C H 21-27, 201 8 | BOH E MI A N.COM

food & drink

hemian Bo


NORTH BAY BOH E MI A N | MAR C H 21-27, 20 1 8 | BO H E M I AN.COM

44

Thank You!

Best Rosé

food& drink readers PICKS

(

Best Thai Restaurant

Thank You!

Sonoma County

42

SONOMA

IRON HORSE VINEYARDS

BEST ROSÉ NAPA

EHLERS ESTATE

Visit our sister restaurant,

SEA Noodle Bar

SONOMA

SATYRE WINES

at Coddingtown Mall

BEST CABERNET NAPA

RAYMOND VINEYARDS

2350 Midway Drive, Santa Rosa 707.528.8333 seathaibistrobar.com

www.satyrewines.com

SONOMA COUNTY

Shucking & Barbecue Service Oyster Nursery Tours

620 Fifth Street, Santa Rosa 707.546.2929 | www.bistro29.com

Now serving lunch 11:30-2pm Tues-Fri Reserve direct on www.reserve.com

Thank you!

F r e n c h T r a di T io n

Summer Leisure Lunches Seasonal Salads & Sandwiches Savory & Sweet treats • cafe • bakery catering • pop-up dinners W–Sun 7–4 ~ 4552 Gravenstein Hwy N, Sebastopol

707.823.3122 ~ pascalinefinecatering.com

SONOMA

COPAIN WINES

BEST ZINFANDEL NAPA

LAURA MICHAEL WINES SONOMA

BEST SYRAH

BEST PORT

DAVIS FAMILY VINEYARDS

PORTWORKS

SONOMA

( 10 Yrs Strong in Sonoma County

CA’ MOMI OSTERIA

SEGHESIO FAMILY VINEYARDS

SONOMA

WRITERS PICKS

Best French Restaurant

Merci

NAPA

SONOMA

JORDAN VINEYARD & WINERY

SEA Thai Bistro

BEST PINOT NOIR

Best Cheese Shop Sonoma County Cherish the taste and allure of our local cheese makers.

Visit us soon!

380 Bohemian Hwy Freestone 707.874.1030 freestoneartisan.com

40

still coming off the scorched nearby streets. Suddenly, as if in a dream, a figure emerged from the smoke and threw a meaty, dense and delicious burrito in my direction. “Eat this,” he said. I complied. The beef was char-grilled in all the right ways, and the sustenance was as timely as it was necessary. Chasing fires on a Monday morning and turning out copy in time for a Tuesday deadline sure does help work up an appetite. Even on the best of days I can’t string two coherent sentences together without a full belly of nourishing go-go eats. This was not most days, and I won’t soon forget that burrito from Taco Chido. Long live Taco Chido! The place is closed now, alas, as the Montgomery Drive restaurant was already looking to relocate at the time of the fires. Come back!—T.G.

BEST SHROOM IN A COCKTAIL

A mushroom walks into a bar—stop me

if you’ve heard this one before, but the version told by Healdsburg’s Alley 6 Craft Distillery has a much different, and much sweeter, punch line. Seems that distillery co-founder Jason Jorgensen, a 14-year vet of the bartending scene, came up with a whimsically titled cocktail, the Fungi, made with the essence of Lactarius rubidus, an aromatic “candy cap” mushroom valued for its sweet aroma akin to maple syrup, while mixing drinks at Santa Rosa’s Stark’s Steak & Seafood restaurant. When Jorgensen and his wife and distillery co-founder, Krystle, began distilling spirits, they returned to the candy caps to make a cocktail mixer that’s also spiced with cinnamon, star anise and orange peel. It tricks the palate into thinking “sweet,” while it’s actually, well, “bitters.” The couple forage the mushrooms on the Sonoma Coast, and also rely on friends who are professional mushroom foragers, to obtain the pancake-friendly fungi. Each four-ounce bottle sells for $20, but only a few drops are said to elevate an Old Fashioned to new heights. 1401 Grove Street, Unit D, Healdsburg. 707.484.3593. alley6. com.—J.K.

he Bo


45 NO RTH BAY BO H E M I AN | MAR C H 21-27, 201 8 | BOH E MI A N.COM

explore the ambiance at

Russian River Vineyards

thank you! BEST BRUNCH 2018

BEST RESTAURANT 2017 & 2018

great wines & seasonal food

BEST SERVER 2018

401 S. A ST, SANTA ROSA 707-528-7100 WWW.THESPINSTERSISTERS.COM

707.887.3344

russianrivervineyards.com


NORTH BAY BOH E MI AN | MAR C H 21-27, 20 1 8 | BO H E M I AN.COM

46

Best Veterinarian ANIMAL HEALING ARTS

Holistic Veterinary Animal Healing Arts Medicine Over 21 years experience • Integrative Wellness Care Lisa Pesch, DVM

DR. LISA PESCH 707.584.PETS (7387) 5430 Commerce Blvd., Suite 1K, Rohnert Park 5430 Commerce Blvd., Suite 1K AnimalHealingArts.net • 707.584.PETS (7387) Rohnert Park, CA 94928 Holistic Veterinary Medicine Integrative Wellness Care

Thank you for voting us

Best Shoe Store

Sonoma & Napa Counties

Spring Forward in Style

HAPPY HOUR: MON–WED 5–7PM Baan Thai Restaurant 424 Larkfield Center, Santa Rosa 707.576.8621 • baanthailarkfield.com

Your vision… my resources, dedication and integrity… Together, we can catch your dream.

Realtor Coldwell Banker

Two Montgomery Village locations— 710 Farmers Lane and 2411 Magowan Drive, Santa Rosa Petaluma • Sebastopol • Sonoma • Napa • San Rafael • Greenbrae • Burlingame • Los Gatos • Menlo Park • Alameda • Danville • Pleasanton • Davis • Sacramento • Roseville • Folsom • Placerville Visit us at Soledesire.com

Family Owned and Operated Since 1991

Suzanne Wandrei

cell: 707.292.9414 www.suzannewandrei.com

Eco Green Certified


47

o

BEST WAY TO DISCUSS THE FAMILY BUSINESS — WITH WINE, OF COURSE The late George Burns once quipped that “happiness is having a large, loving close-knit family—in another city.” The point being that we all love our families, but often in limited doses.

Yet for the owners of the Paradise Ridge Winery in Kenwood, happiness is having a large, loving close-knit family around the table, preferably with some wine, and arguing about how to rebuild a family business that was largely destroyed by the October fires. Sonia Byck-Barwick is part of a family

business run by her husband, her three siblings, her father and her father-in-law, and says that family meetings have been pretty tense since the fires.

Paradise Ridge wine, since most of their stock was destroyed. “Those were fun moments, because those are wines you can’t get anymore.

“We knew we wanted to rebuild,” she says, “but it took a lot of work, and nothing is as easy as it would seem. We’re a very close family, but it does create a strain when you are all trying to agree on one thing.”

“Of course we enjoy our wines, and I think that’s been a part of our healing process,” she adds, while quickly noting that a supportive community has also been a critical part of the healing.

Byck-Barwick pauses and then recounts how the family’s been going to restaurants and buying up bottles of

But when it comes to those family meetings, she says with a laugh, “We try to keep the wine out of it until the end.”—T.G.

NO RTH BAY BO H E M I AN | MAR C H 21-27, 201 8 | BOH E MI A N.COM

o

f a m i ly

Bo


NORTH BAY BOH E MI A N | MAR C H 21-27, 20 1 8 | BO H E M I AN.COM

48

family readers PICKS

CUPCAKE

BEST TOY STORE NAPA

TOY B VILLE SONOMA

THE TOYWORKS

BEST CHILDREN’S CLOTHING STORE SONOMA

CUPCAKE

BEST CHILDREN’S EDUCATIONAL CENTER NAPA

NAPA VALLEY MUSEUM SONOMA

CHILDREN’S MUSEUM OF SONOMA COUNTY

BEST CHILDREN’S MUSEUM SONOMA

CHILDREN’S MUSEUM OF SONOMA COUNTY

BEST CHILDREN’S CONSIGNMENT STORE

BEST CHILDREN’S INDOOR SPORTS CENTER

FLOWER CHILD CONSIGNMENT

EPICENTER SPORTS & ENTERTAINMENT COMPLEX

SONOMA

BEST BIRTHDAY PARTY PLACE NAPA

SONOMA

BEST PUBLIC SCHOOL NAPA

CONNOLLY RANCH

NAPA HIGH SCHOOL

SONOMA

SONOMA

EPICENTER SPORTS & ENTERTAINMENT COMPLEX

BEST KENNEL

SUMMERFIELD WALDORF SCHOOL & FARM

FOUR PAWS PET RANCH

SONOMA

HIDDEN VALLEY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

SONOMA

NAPA

BEST ANIMAL ADOPTION CENTER

SONOMA

ELLA’S CATHOUSE & CATNIP BAR

BEST SUMMER DAY CAMP CAMP COYOTE OCEAN SONG

NAPA

SONOMA

BEST PRIVATE SCHOOL

CONNOLLY RANCH

BEST BABY GIFT STORE LEMONDROPS CHILDREN’S BOUTIQUE

hemian Bo

BEST PET/FEED STORE NAPA

WILSON’S FEED & SUPPLY SONOMA

WESTERN FARM CENTER

BEST DOG OBEDIENCE SCHOOL NAPA

TAILS IN THE VALLEY SONOMA

INCREDIBLE CANINE

BEST DOGGIE DAYCARE SONOMA

K9 ACTIVITY CLUB

BEST DOG PARK NAPA

ALSTON PARK SONOMA

RAGLE RANCH DOG PARK

BEST PET BOUTIQUE NAPA

FIDEAUX

NAPA

SONOMA

HUMANE SOCIETY OF SONOMA COUNTY

BEST ANIMAL RESCUE GROUP NAPA

JAMESON ANIMAL RESCUE RANCH SONOMA

FORGOTTEN FELINES OF SONOMA COUNTY

BEST ANIMAL HOSPITAL NAPA

SILVERADO VETERINARY HOSPITAL SONOMA

HUMANE SOCIETY OF SONOMA COUNTY

BEST VETERINARY SERVICES NAPA

SILVERADO VETERINARY HOSPITAL SONOMA

ANIMAL HEALING ARTS

SONOMA

DEBBIE’S PET BOUTIQUE

WRITERS PICKS BEST FRIEND TO WILD ANIMALS IN TROUBLE

While the Tubbs fire ravaged Santa Rosa, Safari West owner Pete Lang made a choice: save his home or his animals. He chose the latter, spending a long night suppressing fires that broke out near the giraffes, cheetahs and zebras. Not even a single flamingo died, but Lang’s house was lost to the flames. He first learned of the fire when his lead mechanic came up to his home, a mile away from Safari West. The sky was already orange. At

the ranch, the overnight guests had to be evacuated, and then, Lang says, “I just disappeared into the dark. I couldn’t leave—my responsibility was to do everything I could possibly do to keep the animals from getting hurt. One thing would have led to another. There’s no question that my cheetahs and my hyenas would have burned.” While the inferno raged, wreaking a path of formidable destruction that took out a neighbor’s house, he used hoses, tractors and forklifts to save his animals and keep their pens from burning. In the morning, some staff returned to the ranch. “My wife didn’t know if I was dead

or alive,” Lang says. Just recently, they began filing the plans to rebuild their home.—A.M.

BEST PLACE TO LOSE YOUR TRAINING WHEELS How many 20-year-olds do you know that can’t ride a bike? Of course my dad tried to teach me, but the key word here is tried. We both got frustrated with each other pretty quickly, which led to my stubbornly refusing to ever learn how to ride a bike. You might think, “Wow,

you missed out on so much during your childhood, including a key rite of passage!” I don’t believe I did miss out on any major childhood experiences, or felt like I couldn’t keep up with the rest of my friends—maybe because I grew up in a neighborhood where the majority of the residents were 40 or older. But I realize it’s time to finally learn to ride a bike. I’m calling the Sonoma County Bike Coalition. They not only provide outlets for safe, fun bike rides of varying difficulty, but they also provide bicycle education. I’m ready to learn. bikesonoma.org.—S.S.


49 NO RTH BAY BO H E M I AN |

MAR C H 21-27, 201 8 | BOH E MI A N.COM


Best Dog Obedience School

family

WRITERS PICKS Dawn Heumann

NORTH BAY BOH E MI A N | MAR C H 21-27, 20 1 8 | BO H E M I AN.COM

50

4 years in a row! Thank you Sonoma County!

Free evaluations by appt.

707.322.3272

incredibleCanine.com

BEST NEW WINE BOOK, FOR CHILDREN

True, the field of nominees for this category is not a crowded one, but to call ‘The Count of Buena Vista Winery’—an illustrated storybook that explores “the legendary life of Agoston Haraszthy” and is playfully recommended for readers aged “9–99”—the “best children’s wine book” might be a slight to author Kimberly DesJardine, who wrote Gabby the Green Grape (a wine-grape fable set in Dry Creek Valley and published in 2014) and advised the team at Buena Vista on this project.

Four Paws Pet Ranch

Dog & Cat Boarding Daycare Grooming Training

SEVENTH

CONSECUTIVE YEAR

“Thank you Bohemian Readers!”

707-542-3766

www.fourpawspetranch.com 3410 Guerneville Road Santa Rosa, CA 95401

he Bo

Illustrated by Bill Hart and published last year, The Count recounts the tale of the tireless if somewhat star-crossed Hungarian who founded the winery in 1857 in Sonoma, with stops in Wisconsin, Burgundy and San Francisco. The book introduces readers to terms like “viticulture,” “agricultural corporation” and the joys of both winemaking and rum production—with a brief shout out to firearms regulation, thanks to the count’s stint as sheriff in San Diego. All’s well that ends well when the spirit of Haraszthy (portrayed in real life at the winery and on the road by Sonoma character actor George Webber) joins Jean-Charles Boisset in a toast to the French wine impresario’s long-dreamt-of restoration of the historic property as a wine tourism destination. Spoiler alerts: While Gabby the grape escapes a fate worse than Pinot Grigio, the count ends up over his head in murky waters—most likely the high point for action-hungry young readers. You might be reading to a wine connoisseurs-to-be if they ask, “Can you read again the part about Clos Vougeot?” buenavistawinery.com.—J.K.


2018 WINNER

Museum Summer

WONDER CAMPS

Early bird pricing ends

March 18th!

THANK YOU!

We're Super Excited for being voted Best Green Business - Sonoma County

Caring about cars, people and our planet. See us for a quote on your next repair or service.

• Full service auto repair • Certified smog station • Energy efficient operations • Reduce, Reuse, Recycle learn more…greentechautomotive.com With increased awareness of the environment and conservation, GTA delivers responsible, low impact repair alternatives.

1835 W Steele Lane • Santa Rosa

5% DISCOUNT on labor for Go Local Rewards Card holders

Thank you Sonoma County for voting CMOSC

Best Children’s Museum and

Best Children’s Education Center

OIL CHANGE SPECIAL Premium Maintenance

$

69 99

Includes standard oil and filter change, tire rotation, full service inspection, dealer alternative price

A CLEAN APPROACH TO A DIRTY JOB

Shop supplies & taxes extra. Most cars/light trucks. Oil change includes up to 5qts of motor oil & new oil filter. Cannot combine with any other offer. Offer expires April 30, 2018

501 BARHAM AVE SANTA ROSA MON–FRI 8AM–5PM • NOW OPEN SAT Certified Green Business

greentechautomotive.com

707.545.7076

MAR C H 21-27, 201 8 | BOH E MI A N.COM

BEST DOGGIE DAYCARE!

NO RTH BAY BO H E M I AN |

THANK YOU FOR YOUR VOTE!

51


NORTH BAY BOH EMI A N | MAR C H 21-27, 20 1 8 | BO H E M I AN.COM

52

ro m a nc e BEST ROM – COM WITH A LOCAL TOUCH

D

ays after he graduated from Santa Rosa High School, Hus Miller hit the road. He traveled for years before landing in Los Angeles, where he developed a passion for filmmaking while working as a commercial actor. When he and his wife had their first child, they relocated back to Santa Rosa. He continues to work in the film industry and wrote, produced and stars in the new Sonoma County–based romantic comedy You Can’t Say No. In the film, Miller and co-star Marguerite Moreau play a couple on the brink of divorce, who revive their passion through a game with only one rule: no matter what they ask each other to do, they can’t say no.

Though the film is not autobiographical, the concept came to Miller while he and his worked through dealt with a rough patch. “The inspiration came out of thinking, what does it take to re-energize a marriage?”

In the film, which screens on Friday, March 23, at the Sonoma International Film Festival, Miller and Moreau’s game takes them on several adventures, from pillow fights to drug trips, that force both characters out of their routines. “You might have a great time, you might end up in a really awkward situation, but the point is you did it together, and that’s really what this movie is about.” You Can’t Say No deals with emotional issues but is lighthearted, thanks to a

supporting cast that includes Peter Fonda as Miller’s winemaking, weed-smoking, kimono-wearing father. Shot in 2016, the film also features several picturesque Sonoma County locations, from the coastline near Bodega Bay to an expansive Sonoma Valley winery, that serve as a poignant reminder of the region’s natural beauty in the wake of October’s wildfires.

“So much of what you can see in the film was affected,” says Miller, who lives near Annadel State Park and was evacuated during the fires. “The fact that this movie was filmed in Santa Rosa is such a big deal for me, personally, for that reason.” —C.S.


readers PICKS

NAPA

SONOMA

SONOMA

BEST SEX THERAPIST

DOWNTOWN JOE’S BREWERY & RESTAURANT RUSSIAN RIVER BREWING COMPANY

BEST ROMANTIC DINNER NAPA

ANGÈLE RESTAURANT & BAR SONOMA

FARMHOUSE INN & RESTAURANT

SPICE SENSUALITY STORE

SONOMA

DIANE GLEIM, MFT

BEST COUPLES COUNSELING SONOMA

KEVIN RUSSELL, MFT

BEST STAYCATION

BEST WEDDING EVENT PLANNER

NAPA

NAPA

CALISTOGA RANCH

CARLI ROSE EVENTS

SONOMA

SONOMA

BEST BOUTIQUE HOTEL

BEST WEDDING RECEPTION VENUE

MOUNT VIEW HOTEL & SPA

HANS FAHDEN

FLAMINGO CONFERENCE RESORT AND SPA

NAPA

NICKI WOLF EVENTS & SPACES

NAPA

SONOMA

SONOMA

BEST FLORIST

BEST WEDDING CATERER

EV FLORAL DESIGN

NAPA CATERING COMPANY

HOTEL HEALDSBURG

PARADISE RIDGE

NAPA

NAPA

SONOMA

SONOMA

STEMS FLORAL DESIGN

PARK AVENUE CATERING

BEST LINGERIE SHOP

BEST WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER

SONOMA

MA CHERIE ET MOI

BEST EROTICA STORE NAPA

PLEASURES UNLIMITED

WRITERS PICKS

Dawn Heumann

BEST PLACE FOR SINGLES TO MEET

romance

53

NAPA

JEN PHILIPS LIFESTYLE WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY SONOMA

GRETCHEN GAUSE PHOTOGRAPHY

BEST PLACE TO CONTEMPLATE THE BEAUTY OF THE WORLD AND YOUR BELOVED, AND THEN RETIRE TO THE COCKTAIL LOUNGE

As a kid, every time mention of Timber Cove Resort came up, my dad would start to tell a story about a trip he and my stepmom took there during their courtship, only to have her quickly admonish him to say no more of what I took to be something lascivious, possibly out of doors. (Trust me, I really don’t want to know). But I’d always been curious about the place, and so when I went for a press visit last year after an extensive remodel, I could see why the ocean-front lodge cast such a spell over them. I mean, come on—the stunning views of the rock-strewn coastline and infinite, brooding ocean are enough to inspire odes to Neptune and Aphrodite. Add wonderfully plush rooms (some with deep soaking tubs) outfitted with turntables stocked with a library of vintage vinyl, a cocktail lounge warmed by a gaping fireplace, a seafood-centric restaurant that serves as an outpost for hard-to-procure Hirsch Vineyards Pinot Noir, an “outdoor living room” equipped with ping pong, foosball and a pool, and two miles of hiking trails, it was easy to see why a stay at Timber Cove inspires memories you may want to keep secret. I’ll say no more. 21780 Hwy. 1, Jenner. 707.847.3231. timbercoveresort.com.—S.H.

NO RTH BAY BO H E M I AN | MAR C H 21-27, 201 8 | BOH E MI A N.COM

romance

hemian Bo

hemian Bo


NORTH BAY BOH EMI A N | MAR C H 21-27, 20 1 8 | BO H E M I AN.COM

54

romance

Merci les Copains!

WRITERs PICKS

Best Lingerie Shop Shop our new location for Spring arrivals! Feel good and confident with our specialized professional bra fitting. We carry sizes 30-52 A-J cups.

Hanky Panky | Simone Pérèle Commando | Anita | Lise Charmel Cat’s PJ | PJ Salvage

Montgomery Village | 2416 Magowan Drive, Santa Rosa | 707.573.1103 facebook.com/MaCherieEtMoi/

THANK YOU for voting us one of the BEST…

Visit our Tasting Room & Sensory Garden Daily 11 to 6

PARADISE RIDGE

Tasting Room & Sensory Garden 8860 Sonoma Highway, Kenwood | 707.282.9020 www.prwinery.com

We feel your LOVE! ~ #SONOMASTRONG

BEST PDAA’S (PUBLIC DISPLAYS OF AFFECTIONATE ART)

I was a huge fan of the game show Family Feud growing up, so I feel pretty confident in saying that if you surveyed a hundred people and asked them to name the most popular romantic keywords, the top two answers on the board would be “France” and “Chocolate.” For lovebirds in the North Bay, the Napa Valley Museum in Yountville is highlighting both in two very romantic exhibits. Making its world premiere in the Napa Valley Museum’s main gallery, “France Is a Feast: The Photographic Journey of Paul and Julia Child” explores the French countryside and its effect on famous chef, cookbook author and television celebrity Julia Child through rarely seen black-and-white photographs taken by her husband Paul Child between 1948 and 1954. Inspired by the new book of the same name, this art show also features an audio tour to accompany the viewing. But this isn’t any audio tour, as the voice of Julia Child herself leads visitors through the photos, while interviews with chefs Jacques Pépin, Thomas Keller, Cindy Pawlcyn and Julia and Jacques Cooking at Home television producer Susie Heller deepen the experience. “France Is a Feast” has recently extended its run, now on display though May 20, but the Napa Valley Museum’s spotlight gallery is losing its own deliciously intimate exhibit, “The Art of Chocolate,” at the end of this month, meaning visitors who want to indulge their sweet side should head to the museum soon. Inspired by “France Is a Feast,” and opened in February, “The Art of Chocolate” sees several Napa-based chocolatiers, including Woodhouse Chocolates, Earth & Sky, chefs from CIA at Copia and others, exhibiting artful and edible works of chocolate. The beauty of this show is that you can take the art with you, as boxed chocolates are available for sale from

these artisan culinary crafters, who are donating a portion of chocolate sales to support the Napa Valley Museum’s arts and education programs. Take the romance up a notch with an art-filled date night on Friday, March 30, as “France Is a Feast” inspires nearby Hurley’s Restaurant, a casual California-meets-Mediterranean eatery, to offer a traditional French threecourse dinner to pair with a special tour of the museum’s exhibits. napavalleymuseum.org.—C.S.

BEST TICKET OUT OF THE DOGHOUSE

You did it again. You did that thing you promised, promised, you’d never do again. And now, you wretch, you’re in the doghouse. But you may find redemption yet. There is a well-worn path from the doghouse to the flower shop. But don’t think some red Colombian roses and weak-ass baby’s breath are going to cut it. A cellophanewrapped Safeway bouquet doesn’t say, “I’m sorry.” It says, “What? At least they were on sale.” Flowers can still do the trick, but you’ve got to choose the right ones. Sebastopol’s California Sister Floral Design & Supply can help. The bright and airy rolltop space radiates love and beauty with all those cool succulents, pretty flower arrangements and artwork. And it’s to your own land of love and beauty you wish to return, so you’ve come to the right place. What sets the shop apart are the locally sourced art and flowers. That means fresher flowers, a more eclectic assortment (tuber roses!) and more dollars for local growers. Yes, you’ll pay more for your dahlias and delphiniums, but isn’t she/he worth it? Sadly, there are no refunds if your efforts to exit the doghouse aren’t a success. Blame your selfish ways, not the flowers. 6790 McKinley St., Sebastopol. 707.827.8090. californiasister.com.—S.H.

he Bo


55 NO RTH BAY BO H E M I AN | MAR C H 21-27, 201 8 | BOH E MI A N.COM

hea s s e lth & W n l wel

Bo

THIRTY-SIX BEST SILVER LINGINGS FROM THE FIRES

O

n Sunday morning, Oct. 15, as patients flooded into Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital, medical staff struggled not only to keep pace with the influx but also with the anxiety that they, too, would lose their homes. More than 130 doctors and nurses lost their houses in the blaze—and the hospital itself saw 1,200 patients the week after the fire, almost double the typical weekly number of incoming patients. Cambria Reese is just one of dozens of healthcare heroes to come out of the fires, as she, like others, put the health and wellness of her community before her

self-interest. Reese, a registered nurse, was working the night shift when fire broke out on Oct. 8, and she discovered that her and her parents’ homes near Larkfield were in danger.

frantic first days after the fires. When the smoke at last cleared and patients were stabilized, released or sent to burn units for further treatment, one extremely sweet number stood out.

“Thankfully, a neighbor contacted them and got them out,” she says. “I eventually reached them after they evacuated, but there certainly was a time of uncertainty.”

Turns out numerous little phoenixes had risen from the ashes—Memorial Hospital welcomed 36 babies, as closures at Kaiser and Sutter hospitals brought mothers to deliver their babies to Memorial.

Reese spent a few nerve-racking hours waiting for contact from her family. In the meantime, she focused on her work and relied on her faith to get her through. The hospital dealt with multiple patients with severe burn wounds in those

“This was three times our normal expected birth rate,” chief nursing officer Vicki White told us back in October. “This is going to be a great story for them when they get older.”—B.S.


NORTH BAY BOH E MI AN | MAR C H 21-27, 20 1 8 | BO H E M I AN.COM

56

NOW OPEN

NEW AND IMPROVED all new equipment and fresh new design

Health &

he Bo

wellness readers PICKS

1⁄2 OFF

BEST LOCAL HOSPITAL

START-UP FEE

NAPA

QUEEN OF THE VALLEY MEDICAL CENTER

THROUGH MAR 31

SONOMA

KAISER PERMANENTE

BEST HEALTHCARE CLINIC NAPA

OLE HEALTH SONOMA

HILL PARK INTEGRATIVE MEDICAL CENTER

BEST URGENT CARE CENTER SONOMA

SUTTER URGENT CARE

Free Weights • State of the Art Equipment • Group Exercise Yoga • Spinning • Personal Training Contemporary Line Dance S2 Virtual Reality Bikes • Peak Pilates Reformer • Zumba Classes 420 Morris St. Sebastopol | 707.829.5180 Free Weights • State of the Art Equipment • Group Exercise Yoga • Spinning • Personal Training Contemporary Line Dance S2 Virtual Reality Bikes • Peak Pilates Reformer • Zumba Classes

Thank You Sonoma County Families! HOME BIRTH MIDWIFERY

KathRyn Barry, LM & Lisa Todd, LM

• Family-centered full-scope pregnancy and birth care • Water birth • 6 weeks of postpartum and breastfeeding support • 24/7 availability to clients • Free 1-hour initial consultation • 19 years of experience 490 Pitt Avenue, Sebastopol • 707.293.6612 / 707.486.5275 • SonomaCountyMidwives.com

BEST LASER SURGERY CENTER SONOMA

WALTER TOM, MD AESTHETIC LASER AND VEIN CENTERS

BEST LASIK EYE SURGERY SONOMA

JAY BANSAL, MD LASERVUE EYE CENTER

BEST PHARMACY

BEST PLASTIC SURGEON NAPA

JOHN P. ZIMMERMAN, MD AESTHETIC SURGERY CENTER OF NAPA VALLEY SONOMA

DAVID MARCUS, MD

BEST FAMILY PRACTITIONER NAPA

THOMAS SUARD, MD NAPA VALLEY MEDICAL GROUP SONOMA

DENISE COOLURIS, ND HILL PARK INTEGRATIVE MEDICAL CENTER

BEST GENERAL PRACTICE PHYSICIAN NAPA

THOMAS SUARD, MD NAPA VALLEY MEDICAL GROUP SONOMA

KIMBERLY HOFFMAN, MD, NMD TRU HEALTH MEDICINE

BEST INTERNAL MEDICINE PHYSICIAN NAPA

NAPA

SILVERADO PHARMACY

RUTH D. WILSON, MD QUEEN OF THE VALLEY MEDICAL CENTER

SONOMA

SONOMA

TUTTLE’S DOYLE PARK PHARMACY

BEST HEART SURGEON SONOMA

KEITH F. KORVER, MD, FAC NORTHERN CALIFORNIA MEDICAL ASSOCIATES

LOIS C. JOHNSON, MD HILL PARK INTEGRATIVE MEDICAL CENTER

BEST PEDIATRICIAN NAPA

RALPH MYERS, MD, PHD, FAAP HARVEST PEDIATRICS ) 58


wellness

WRITERS PICKS

BEST HOMEGROWN SOLUTION TO CLIMATE CHANGE

The news on the climate front goes from bad to worse as polar ice recedes and climate change–fueled droughts, storms and, yes, wildfires grow in frequency and severity. But here’s some good news. The pioneering “carbon farming” work undertaken by the Marin Carbon Project has caught the attention of state officials who are offering grants through the Healthy Soils Initiative to spread the dead-simple but highly beneficial practices of no-till farming and use of compost over grazing land to sequester carbon. Research shows the methods can actually reduce climate change by as much as 40 percent if practiced widely enough. The techniques are not only good for the future of humankind, they are good for farmers in the near-term. Sebastopol’s Singing Frogs Farms was able to boost its productivity and revenue to $100,000 per acre by basically doing nothing: no tillage, no amendments except compost and with minimal irrigation. That’s a win for the climate, a win for farmers and a win for consumers. cdfa.ca.gov/oefi/healthysoils.—S.H.

BEST PRESCRIPTION YOU CAN’T GET OVER THE COUNTER

Several health providers in Sonoma County, including Kaiser Permanente, St. Joseph Health, Sonoma Valley Hospital and Sutter Health, are increasingly ditching the pills and prescribing some outdoor therapy as part of the ParkRx for Health program, in alliance with regional and state park professionals. ParkRX is a simple idea: get outside and engage in safe, low-impact walks and other activities at sites like Armstrong Woods, Jack London State Park and Sugarloaf Ridge State Park, which reopened in February after a lengthy

closure related to the fires. These walks are intended to reduce stress by exposing participants to concepts like shinrin-yoku, or “forest bathing,” a practice that originated in Japan and is gaining popularity in the United States. Other ParkRX offerings include yoga hikes and wellness walks, most of which are free with a prescription from the participating Sonoma County medical providers. Yes, these are actual medical prescriptions we’re talking about. Ask your doctor if going outdoors and connecting with nature is right for you. Side effects may include happiness, laughter, exercise, new friends, a tan and a renewed appreciation for the natural beauty of the North Bay.—C.S.

2018 Best Dentist Thank you for voting us Best Dentist in Sonoma County 9 years in a row! Face of Premier Dentistry —Sonoma Magazine Best Dentist —The Press Democrat Best Esthetic Dentist —The Bohemian

BEST REMEDY FOR POSTFIRE ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION

Water flows downhill. So do toxins, pesticides and other hazards deposited as ash by last year’s fires. It was feared that fire debris would loose a “second wave of disaster” once the rains came. The good news is that a coalition of volunteers and public agencies quickly sprung up after the fires to give mycoremediation and compost a try at absorbing the chemical tide that would otherwise wash into the Russian River watershed. Mycoremediation uses quick-growing mushrooms that act like sponges for chemicals and heavy metals, keeping them out of waterways. The projects may serve as models for future wildfire-recovery efforts, and were a poignant example of the volunteerism and generosity that characterized local efforts after the fire. Sebastopol’s Gourmet Mushrooms donated thousands of pounds of substrate used to grow mushrooms. Sonoma Compost and West Marin Compost donated their eponymous product. Petaluma’s Wattle Guy provided wattles—barriers and fences made from natural materials like rice straw and sticks. Russian Riverkeepers and the Clean River Alliance marshaled volunteers to make, fill and install the wattles and monitor water flow during and after the rains.—S.H.

SPECiAlizing in ADvAnCED COSMETiC, RESTORATivE, iMPlAnT, AnD SlEEP DEnTiSTRy

Check out our educational Podcasts recorded every thursday at www.seanwilsondds.com. Listen to Dr. Wilson speak about dental procedures, learn about insurance, hear from our hygienists, and more! Follow us on Facebook for special deals and offers! 707.578.7424 98 Montgomery Drive, Santa Rosa, CA 95404 www.seanwilsondds.com

57 NO RTH BAY BO H E M I AN | MAR C H 21-27, 201 8 | BOH E MI A N.COM

Health &

hemian Bo


Health &

NORTH BAY BOH EMI A N | MAR C H 21-27, 20 1 8 | BO H E M I AN.COM

58

he Bo

wellness

Thank you Sonoma CounTy! We’re proud to be your 2017 and 2018 local’s favorite.

readers PICKS

(

56

SONOMA

THOMAS J. ZEMBAL, MD SUTTER HEALTH

DiSCover The beST eye Care The norTh bay haS To offer. With the highest quality doctors and a commitment to innovation, including advanced laser-assisted cataract surgery, we’re offering world-class care to the North Bay.

707.546.9800 | See-eCi.Com

BEST OB/GYN NAPA

R. BRUCE SCARBOROUGH, MD QUEEN OF THE VALLEY MEDICAL CENTER SONOMA

AMY MERCHANT, MD KAISER PERMANENTE

BEST MIDWIFE SONOMA

LISA TODD, LM, AND KATHRYN BARRY, LM SONOMA COUNTY MIDWIVES

BEST ONCOLOGIST NAPA

STEVEN J. BANKS, MD ADVENTIST HEALTH SONOMA

STEPHEN ZILBER, LAC ALLERGY RELIEF CENTER OF COUNTY

BEST DERMATOLOGIST NAPA

99 per person/4 week boot camp New or Inactive members only (inactive 6 months or more)

707.217.3795

www.winecountrybootcamp.com

SONOMA

GARY P. BARTH, MD EYE CARE INSTITUTE

BEST ORAL SURGEON SONOMA

PAUL J. TIERNAN, DDS

BEST DENTIST NAPA

JAD ELKHOURY, DDS, MS SONOMA

ANDREW MCCORMICK, DDS

ST. HELENA STUDIO OF AESTHETIC DENTISTRY

SONOMA

$

CRAIG SULTAN, OD THE EYE WORKS OPTOMETRY

BEST ER DOCTOR BEST ALLERGIST

BRING A BUDDY SPECIAL • MAR 26-APR 20

BEST OPHTHALMOLOGIST

BEST ESTHETIC DENTIST

JOSHUA B. WEIL, MD KAISER PERMANENTE

MARCH MADNESS SPECIAL:

JEFFREY SUGARMAN, MD, PHD REDWOOD FAMILY DERMATOLOGY

PETER B. BRETT, MD SUTTER HEALTH

SONOMA

WE ARE CRAZY ABOUT EXCELLENT HEALTH AND FITNESS...ARE YOU?

SONOMA

LEWIS MAY, MD KAISER PERMANENTE

NAPA

SONOMA

SEAN WILSON, DDS

BEST ORTHODONTIST NAPA

JORDAN LAMBERTON, DDS, MSD SONOMA

BERNSTEIN ORTHODONTICS

BEST ENDODONTIST NAPA

BLAKE MCRAY, DDS, MSD SONOMA

BRIAN BOZEMAN, DDS ) 60


wellness

WRITERS PICKS

59

GR E E N HAU S DAY S PA

BEST

Skin Care

BEST

Massage

FACIALS MASSAGE HAIR/BRIDAL NAILS

We are humbled by this recognition.

THANK YOU, NAPA! 1300 Pearl Street, Napa, CA

BEST MOMENT OF REAL-TIME HEALING

On a wind-whipped day in Santa Rosa a couple weeks after the October wildfires burst onto the scene, a light rain fell and there was a sense the disaster was winding down. Most of the official action around the fire was taking place at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds. There, first responders gathered for lunch and coffee, the press showed up for briefings, and a massive tent city for first responders from around the country—from around the world—was in full bloom. As cops and firemen and National Guardsmen lined up for tacos from a Dora’s truck, burly tattooed men were getting open-air massages from kind souls, a common sight through the week, and a phenomenon whose origins lay in the days after 9-11, when first responders were also tested to the limits of their endurance and public massages were a common sight. I snapped the above photo of a woman giving a massage, looking sort of wistful and serious at the same time, and I wondered what she might have been thinking, as a light rain fell and containment of the fires approached 100 percent.—T.G.

707.257.8837 greenhausspa.com

NO RTH BAY BO H E M I AN | MAR C H 21-27, 201 8 | BOH E MI A N.COM

Health &

hemian Bo


NORTH BAY BOH E MI A N | MAR C H 21-27, 20 1 8 | BO H E M I AN.COM

60

Health & wellness readers PICKS

(

58

BEST ORTHOPEDIC SURGEON SONOMA

BRIANT SMITH, MD SUTTER HEALTH

BEST CHIROPRACTOR NAPA

JOHN P. FLETCHER, DC SONOMA

JACOB QUIHUIS, THE CHIROPRACTIC CENTER

BEST PHYSICAL THERAPIST NAPA

LORI KELLY, PT NAPA VALLEY PHYSICAL THERAPY SONOMA

SANTA ROSA PHYSICAL THERAPY

BEST SPORTS MEDICINE SPECIALIST NAPA

STEPHEN JOHN FRANZINO, MD NAPA SPORTS MEDICINE & ORTHOPAEDICS SONOMA

TODD WEITZENBERG, MD

BEST ACUPUNCTURIST

BEST HOLISTIC HERBAL SHOP SONOMA

FARMACOPIA

BEST SPA/HOT TUB STORE SONOMA

CALIFORNIA CUSTOM HOT TUBS

BEST PSYCHIATRIST SONOMA

ORREN PERLMAN, MD

BEST PSYCHOLOGIST SONOMA

SAMUEL KIMBLES, PHD

BEST MARRIAGE FAMILY THERAPIST NAPA

DENISE LAYTEN, MFT BRIEF THERAPY ASSOCIATES SONOMA

ALICE PETTY-HANNUM, LMFT

BEST REHABILITATION CENTER NAPA

NAPA

LESLIE SILVER ACUPUNCTURE

NAPA VALLEY PHYSICAL THERAPY CENTER

SONOMA

SONOMA

BEST HOLISTIC PRACTITIONER

BEST WELLNESS RETREAT

LORELLE SAXENA, SAXENA CLINIC

SONOMA

JOSHUA MARGOLIS, LAC, DOMTP FARMACOPIA

SANTA ROSA ORTHOPEDICS

NAPA

MAYACAMAS RANCH SONOMA

OSMOSIS DAY SPA

he Bo


We are a full Service Salon & Spa in the heart of the Napa Valley Opened in 2003 We have a expert for every occasion! • Color & Cutting Techniques • Weddings & Special Events • Facials & Waxing • Eyelash Extensions & Full Nail Bar

Salon 360 & Day Spa

2450 Foothill Blvd.C Calistoga 707.942.6188 | calistogasalon360.com

61 432 Aviation Blvd Santa Rosa

707.528.CLUB (2582) airportclub.com

Thank you for your continued support!

Your Home Away From Home more than a health club…it’s a way of life

Voted Best Health Club

we’re here to help you help yourself. We provide treatment for: Heroin, Oxy, Roxy, Norco and other Opiates using Methadone. • • • •

SPECIAL THROUGH APRIL 12 $100 offsingle membership | $150 offcouple membership $200 off family membership cardiovascular & strength training • award-winning 50+ programming • nutrition & weight management • childcare & kids fitness • bootcamp & zumba • massage & salon services basketball & volleyball • racquetball & tennis • pilates & yoga • indoor cycling pickleball • climbing wall • 3 pools • steam room & hot tubs

Subutex/Suboxone available Providing Treatment since 1984 Confidentiality assured MediCal accepted

SANTA ROSA TREATMENT PROGRAM 1901 Cleveland Ave Suite B • Santa Rosa 707.576.0818 • www.srtp.net

Struggling in the Aftermath of the Fire? Recovery counseling is available at no cost for those affected by the North Bay fires. Supportive counselors are ready to provide care for grief, depression, anxiety, trauma. Call for an appointment: 707.579.0465 ext. 227 Lomi Psychotherapy Clinic, serving our community for 30 years. Funding generously provided by Redwood Credit Union Community Fund in partnership with the Press Democrat and the Office of Senator McGuire.

Getting you back to What you love.

The Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation Center at SRO provides physical and occupational therapy services in a bright, spacious gym with state-of-the-art equipment. Our highly skilled team has completed extensive post-graduate education in orthopaedics and sports rehabilitation. We provide cutting-edge therapy to the North Bay to get you back to the things you love the most. (707) 546.1922

srortho.com

Psychotherapy Clinic 534 B Street, Santa Rosa | 707.579.0465 ext 227

34 Mark West Springs Road, Santa Rosa

NORTH BAY BOH E MI AN | MAR C H 21-27, 20 1 8 | BO H E M I AN.COM

Best Full Service Beauty Salon Best Hair Salon Best Waxing Studio napa


NORTH BAY BOH E MI AN | MAR C H 21-27, 20 1 8 | BO H E M I AN.COM

62

Storage MaSter Self Storage

Sonoma Horticultural Nursery

BuSineSS & perSonal Storage needS for the SonoMa County region

BeSt Self Storage SonoMa County, 2018

Sebastopol and Dutton Facilities • Cameras for 24 hour security • Access 365 days Dutton Avenue • Individual unit alarms, fire sprinklers and high ceilings for extra storage space. • Easy freeway access and extra spacious driveways for large trucks • Notary services

Sebastopol Road and Dutton Avenue

707.546.0000 Competitive priCes • easy payment options modern • seCure • loCally owned and managed

World-class gardens & beautiful, rare plants. Specializing in azaleas and rhododendrons.

Thursday – Monday 9–5 Closed Tues & Wed

3970 Azalea Lane Sebastopol, CA 95472 (707) 823-6832 sonomahort.com

We help you find out the source of your pain so you can get back to the things you love.

Forest to the Sea Nature Store Best Physical Therapy Clinic in Sonoma County Our Team: Dave Townsend, PT, MSPT Gail Perry, PT, DPT • Jessica Grubaugh, PT, DPT Billy Binns, PT, DPT Lori Barekman, PT, MSPT

SRPT

2255 Challenger Way, Ste 104 Santa Rosa 707.545.1419 SantaRosaPT.com

16215 Main Street, Guerneville forest2sea.org • (707) 604-7116 Members of Stewards of the Coast and Redwoods receive a 20% Discount 100% of the proceeds benefit State Park Programs


63

t n Improveme

BEST SIGHT FOR SORE EYES

T

out. Bradford, a respiratory therapist at Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital, and a recent widower, was momentarily stymied in his and Mitchell’s rebuilding push by some civic snafus in the cleanup of his lot, but all that got sorted out.

Mitchell told the Bohemian back in November that the lesson from Lake County was nothing lifts the spirits like the sight and sound of hammers swinging and a house getting framed

There were many “first responder” tales of heroism that came out of the fires, and most of them had to do with police and fire personnel heading into the danger. But this “first responder” story also demonstrates how motivated locals like Bradford could lead the way in the rebuilding. And, given his profession, it’s critical to note that there were hundreds of healthcare workers

here is nothing that sparks an outbreak of home improvement, and optimism, like watching the first home get rebuilt after the horrific fires of October. Healthcare worker Dan Bradford was burned out of his Coffey Park home in October and was quickly contacted by his old friend Mark Mitchell, a Lake County contractor who had rebuilt the first home after that county’s devastation in 2015.

on the front lines of medical urgency during and after the fires, many of whom also lost houses. The great news about Bradford’s push to rebuild is that just a month after we wrote about him, the contractor who said he would rebuild the first house in Sonoma County after the fires was at Bradford’s lot, framing out his new house on the original foundation. He’d done it! It’s an amazing story and one that easily earns Mitchell and Bradford an overall Home Improvement Award, given that improving the home starts with a home to improve.—T.G.

NO RTH BAY BO H E M I AN | MAR C H 21-27, 201 8 | BOH E MI A N.COM

Hom e

Bo


NORTH BAY BOH E MI A N | MAR C H 21-27, 20 1 8 | BO H E M I AN.COM

64

home

hemian Bo

improvement readers PICKS

BEST PAINTING CONTRACTOR

BEST HAULING

RASMUSEN PAINTING

SONOMA

NAPA

SONOMA

COY BROWN PAINTING

BEST ELECTRICIAN NAPA

BEST REAL ESTATE BROKERAGE NAPA

KELLI MARCHBANKS, COLDWELL BANKER BROKERS OF THE VALLEY SONOMA

MICHAEL KELLY, KELLER WILLIAMS

BEST MOVING & STORAGE SONOMA

REDWOOD MOVING & STORAGE

UPVALLEY ELECTRIC SONOMA

SPYRKA ELECTRIC

BEST RESIDENTIAL CONTRACTOR

BEST PLUMBER

WILLOUGHBY CONSTRUCTION

SONOMA

NAPA

SONOMA

KARMA DOG CONSTRUCTION INC.

BEST ROOFER NAPA

GOLDEN GATE ROOFING

NAPA

SHAW PLUMBING DISALVO PLUMBING

BEST LOCKSMITH SONOMA

BILL’S LOCK & SAFE SERVICE

BEST DECK & FENCING NAPA

ARBOR FENCE INC.

BEST SELF STORAGE

SONOMA

CALISTOGA SELF STORAGE

BEST SOLAR SUPPLIER

BEST LANDSCAPE DESIGN COMPANY

SOLAR WORKS

LOU PENNING LANDSCAPES

NAPA

SONOMA

STORAGE MASTER SELF STORAGE

BEST ARCHITECT NAPA

MERVIN & MCNAIR ARCHITECTS SONOMA

LARS LANGBERG ARCHITECTS

RIDGELINE ROOFING

SONOMA

BEST KITCHEN/ BATH REMODELER NAPA

NAPA KITCHEN & BATH SONOMA

AZEVEDO CONSTRUCTION

BEST COMMERCIAL CONTRACTOR

BEST CARPETING/ FLOORING

WILLOUGHBY CONSTRUCTION

ABBEY CARPETS UNLIMITED

NAPA

SONOMA

EARTHTONE CONSTRUCTION

NAPA

SONOMA

ALL PRO FLOORS

SONOMA

DECKMASTER FINE DECKS

NAPA

SONOMA

NAPA

ALLEN’S HAULING JUNK KING

BEST APPLIANCE/ APPLIANCE REPAIR NAPA

PEARSON’S APPLIANCE SONOMA

TEEVAX HOME APPLIANCE & KITCHEN CENTER

BEST FURNITURE/ HOME FURNISHINGS NAPA

VONSAAL DESIGN BUILD SONOMA

COKAS DIKO

BEST HOME IMPROVEMENT STORE NAPA

STEVE’S HARDWARE & HOUSEWARES SONOMA

FRIEDMAN’S HOME IMPROVEMENT

BEST PAINT SUPPLIER NAPA

DEVINE PAINT CENTER

PERMACULTURE ARTISANS

SONOMA

BEST NURSERY/ GARDEN CENTER

BEST CLEANING SERVICE

NAPA

VAN WINDEN’S GARDEN CENTER SONOMA

KING’S NURSERY

HAWLEY’S PAINT STORE

NAPA

VALENCIA PRO CLEANING SERVICES SONOMA

POLY’S HOUSE CLEANING

BEST TREE SERVICE

BEST CARPET CLEANING

PACIFIC TREE CARE

COIT CLEANING AND RESTORATION

NAPA

SONOMA

REDWOOD EMPIRE TREE SERVICE

NAPA

SONOMA

CALIFORNIA STEAM CLEAN ) 66


Thanks to All Our Customers

improvement

Abbey Carpets Unlimited Design Center

WRITERS PICKS

BEST PLUMBER IN A PINCH

I had followed the smoke and the fire equipment in my car on the morning of Oct. 9, and wound up at the corner of Wild Lilac Lane and Selene Court, east of Fountaingrove and over a blazing ridge. Totally scary scene—smoke in all directions, houses burning all around and a gas tank spewing flames high into the sky on a wooded lot. Suddenly I saw this very fast-moving dude in a Red Wing Shoes T-shirt and carrying a big wrench come whipping down the road. After the fires broke out, Mike Alderman had come here to check on his ex-wife and wound up banging on doors and shutting down gas lines on houses still standing, and tried to get that spewing gas tank under control. After a while I started helping him out as the flames starting licking into the backyard of a house still standing. Chickens were freaking out, as were television reporters on the scene. I put down my camera, he gave me a garden-house and said he’d be back after he checked on that spewing gas tank again. He came back, grabbed the hose and kept after the flames. This is the guy you want on scene when the shit hits the fan.—T.G.

BEST PAINTING SUPPORT GROUP

My wife loves to paint. Not watercolors or oils or pretty stuff like that, but painting, as in painting walls. The really boring kind of painting that I always seem to get roped into. It wouldn’t be so bad if we just painted a room once, but paint always seems to look different on the wall in the light of day—or the dim of night—so we often end up painting a room more than once. This means I spend a lot of weekends buying paint at Ace Hardware in Sebastopol and commiserating with the helpful red-vested guys behind the paint desk. In between matching

paint colors and schooling me on low VOC paint, the guys sometimes point to a jokey little notice on the wall that says husbands won’t be allowed to buy paint without a permission slip from their wives, lest they get sent back to fetch a different color. Ha ha, I laugh. I got verbal approval, I tell them. Then I stop laughing and pony up for another gallon of paint and trudge back home. They know I’ll be back soon with orders for another shade of semi-gloss white. 600 Gravenstein Hwy. N., Sebastopol. 707.823.7688. sebastopolhardware. com.—S.H.

BEST WAY TO CLEAN YOUR HOUSE, SHOULD YOU HAPPEN TO WIND UP LIVING IN YOUR CAR

Santa Rosa and Sonoma County elected officials sure do make a lot of noise about the extreme and unrelenting affordablehousing problem in the area, and that noise got a lot louder after the October wildfires destroyed more than 5,000 homes. Before the fires, the county was already faced with a growing population of people who’ve abandoned all hope of finding a permanent roof over their head, and took to their cars with varying degrees of public and civic support. For those who do have the permanent roof in sky-high Sonoma County, God bless. There are all sorts of traditional homeimprovement outlets to choose among, whether it’s Friedman’s or your local Ace Hardware. For those who don’t have the permanent roof . . . well, we wouldn’t wish this fate on anyone, but look at the bright side, auto-dweller: Splash Express Car Wash has everything you need to make your rolling palace on wheels a comfortable and clean ride, from the classic roll-through exterior cleanse, to numerous detailing stations equipped with high-power vacuums. Linger awhile as you spruce up the sedan for another night semi-under the stars. 1245 Santa Rosa Ave., Santa Rosa. 707.546.3665.—T.G.

) 66

The Flooring Professionals

Locally Owned & Operated for 38 Years

Visit us at the Napa-Solan Home & Gard o en Show! Stop by our St ore for Complimenta ry Tickets.

707-261-8000 • 1145 Jordan Lane • Napa (Behind Wal-Mart) CL676384

Mon-Fri: 9-5:30 • Sat: 9-5 CarpetsUnlimited.com

LIKE US

We would like to thank all our friends who voted for us!

Best Painting Contractor Celebrating 38 Years of serving Sonoma County! Coy Brown & Aaron Blair

707.874.2749

coybrownpainting.com Lic. 483662

65 NO RTH BAY BO H E M I AN | MAR C H 21-27, 201 8 | BOH E MI A N.COM

home

hemian Bo


home home improvement

NORTH BAY BOH EMI A N | MAR C H 21-27, 20 1 8 | BO H E M I AN.COM NORTH BAY BOH E MI A N | MAR C H 21-27, 20 1 8 | BO H E M I AN.COM

66 66

improvement

WRITERSPICKS PICKS WRITERS

Master Planning & Design Edible, Medicinal, Productive, Beautiful Landscapes Rainwater Catchment & Greywater Systems Stormwater Management & Erosion Control Soil Fertility, Plant Health & Pest Management Hardscaping & Infrastructure Site Assessments & Design Concepts

Call for a Consultation

best gift shop, Napa

6565

((

BESTKUMBAYA KUMBAYACHORUS CHORUS BEST a licensed contractor, a member AsAs a licensed contractor, a member of of Santa Rosa Board Public Utilities thethe Santa Rosa Board of of Public Utilities and program director nonprofit and thethe program director of of nonprofit group Sonoma County Conservation group Sonoma County Conservation Action, Santa Rosa’s Chris Grabill Action, Santa Rosa’s Chris Grabill hashas been extremely busy. Since October been extremely busy. Since thethe October wildfires, had a hand filling wildfires, hehe hashas had a hand in in filling gaps cleanup process and in in thethe gaps of of thethe cleanup process and planning ahead rebuilding efforts planning ahead forfor rebuilding efforts throughout Sonoma County working throughout Sonoma County byby working alongside local governments, nonprofits, alongside local governments, nonprofits, volunteers and businesses. “It’s really volunteers and businesses. “It’s really about how you it done, and who’s about how cancan you getget it done, and who’s capacity Grabill says. gotgot thethe capacity to to dodo it,”it,” Grabill says. “It“It was hands deck.” Most Grabill’s was allall hands onon deck.” Most of of Grabill’s work from October through December work from October through December was with emergency watershed was with thethe emergency watershed task force, whose primary objective was task force, whose primary objective was keeping toxic contaminants from keeping toxic contaminants from thethe ashash piles city and county waterways piles outout of of city and county waterways and storm drains. They achieved this and storm drains. They achieved this byby placing some 40-miles straw wattles placing some 40-miles of of straw wattles along drain lines, specifically along drain lines, specifically in in thethe Mark West Springs area, soak Mark West Springs area, to to soak upup contaminants. Grabill also helped thethe contaminants. Grabill also helped with clearing creek bridges, many with clearing 45 45 creek bridges, many which were only route people of of which were thethe only route forfor people their homes Mark West to to getget to to their homes in in thethe Mark West area. Once that was done, they worked area. Once that was done, they worked getting perimeter control every onon getting perimeter control onon every single pile. “We really combined single ashash pile. “We really combined efforts much good work done efforts to to getget as as much good work done possible,” Grabill says. “And that as as possible,” Grabill says. “And that

involved everybody from county involved everybody from thethe county and city, state Fish and Wildlife, and thethe city, state Fish and Wildlife, FEMA, Fire, way Sonoma FEMA, CalCal Fire, allall thethe way to to Sonoma Clean Power, Jackson Family Wines, Clean Power, Jackson Family Wines, Friedman’s Home Improvement and Friedman’s Home Improvement and nonprofits I work Conservation thethe nonprofits I work for,for, Conservation Action and Sonoma Ecology Center.” Action and Sonoma Ecology Center.” The fact rebuilding take years. The fact is, is, rebuilding willwill take years. “It’s been really difficult most people “It’s been really difficult forfor most people point where they’re able to to getget to to thethe point where they’re able to to break ground,” Grabill says. “Everything break ground,” Grabill says. “Everything from testing and debris removal from thethe soilsoil testing and debris removal cost materials and lack to to thethe cost of of materials and lack of of adequate labor, been tough.” The adequate labor, it’sit’s been tough.” The bigbig thing that Grabill is working right thing that Grabill is working onon right now is co-writing a housing recovery now is co-writing a housing recovery bond with Santa Rosa City Councilman bond with Santa Rosa City Councilman and Vice Mayor Jack Tibbetts, Sonoma and Vice Mayor Jack Tibbetts, Sonoma County Supervisor Lynda Hopkins and County Supervisor Lynda Hopkins and other community leaders. “Our primary other community leaders. “Our primary objective is to raise $400 million and objective is to raise $400 million and build affordable, workforce, low-income build affordable, workforce, low-income housing,” says Grabill, who expects housing,” says Grabill, who expects to to bond ballot November. seesee thethe bond onon thethe ballot in in November. With opportunities match bond With opportunities to to match thethe bond with grants and private funding, Grabill with grants and private funding, Grabill says target is to build 10,000 units says thethe target is to build 10,000 units affordable housing several priority of of affordable housing in in several priority development sites. “When you have development sites. “When you have a a bond that you need a two-thirds vote bond that you need a two-thirds vote you really have everybody for,for, you really have to to getget everybody at at table and a little West County thethe table and getget a little West County Kumbaya going,” Grabill says. “And Kumbaya going,” Grabill says. “And at at this point, have a very diverse group this point, wewe have a very diverse group people at the table trying achieve of of people at the table trying to to achieve a a common goal of affordable housing.”—C.S. common goal of affordable housing.”—C.S.

readersPICKS PICKS readers 6464

((

A LifestyLe merCANtiLe 1347 Lincoln Avenue, Calistoga www.blackbirdofcalistoga.com

14 Month Intensive Professional Fine-Dining Chef Program

BEST BEST WINDOWCLEANERS CLEANERS WINDOW

Enrolling NOW for Fall 2018

BEST VIEW SERVICES BEST VIEW SERVICES

Tour our campus in St. Helena: 707.967.2901

* Veteran Friendly * Financial Aid Available *

www.napavalleycookingschool.org

NAPA NAPA

SONOMA SONOMA

BLUETAIL INDUSTRIES BLUETAIL INDUSTRIES

BEST BEST HOMEORGANIZER ORGANIZER HOME NAPA NAPA

ANGELA HOXSEY, ANGELA HOXSEY, HOUSE ORDER HOUSE ININ ORDER SONOMA SONOMA

RUTH HANSELL, RUTH HANSELL, CLUTTER DEMOLITION CLUTTER DEMOLITION

he BoBo


improvement

WRITERS PICKS

Thank You for voting us Best Plumber!

Shaw Plumbing is a full-service independently owned plumbing company. Services are available for residential and commercial clients throughout the region and include repairs, plumbing equipment installation, water heaters, remodeling and more.

711 Washington Street, Calistoga

707.942.6754 shaw-plumbing.com

Email us at info@shaw-plumbing.com

License number 398901

SINCE 1963 ~ LOCALLY OW NED

BEST OFFENSIVE TWEET DIRECTED AT HAMMERS

Hammers throughout the North Bay were outraged when North Bay Congressman Jared Huffman sent out a tweet that described Betsy DeVos, the U.S. Secretary of Education, as “rich, white, and dumber than a bag of hammers.” The uncharacteristically pungent offering from Huffman was picked up by stunned media outlets, including Newsweek, and white nationalist hypocrites were quick to slam Huffman for his sledgehammer approach to twitter-civility. His tweet bordered on the Trumpian, but minus the border wall, because you need hammers to build that. But Huffman’s no Trump, and setting aside his hateful dissing of hammers, the progressive pol is no fan of screwing the poor. In a statement, North Bay Advocates for Bags of Hammers, which has contributed to Huffman’s past congressional campaigns, did concede that Huffman had “hit the nail on the head” with his tweet (given DeVos’ dumb appearance on 60 Minutes), but had done so on the backs of innocent hammers, whose only agenda is to be a part of the rebuilding of the North Bay. They vowed to claw back from the insult and noted that “we’re faced with the wrenching decision about whether to support him again this year. He hurt our feelings.”—T.G.

“BEST Residential Contractor” QUALITY . SUSTAINABILITY . INTEGRITY . EXPERTISE 707.495.8456 | Preston & Micah Addison | www.karmadogconstruction.com | Lic #993306

67 NO RTH BAY BO H E M I AN | MAR C H 21-27, 201 8 | BOH E MI A N.COM

home

hemian Bo


NORTH BAY BOH E MI AN | MAR C H 21-27, 20 1 8 | BO H E M I AN.COM

68

thAnk you for your vote!

DAnny ZLAtnik

Best Attorney CAnnABis

nApA

707.252.7122 Dpf-LAw.Com


69

BEST EXAMPLE OF GOOD CANNABIS INDUSTRY CITIZENSHIP

A

s the cannabis industry expands following the legalization of recreational sales in January, conflicts between growers and neighbors who aren’t keen on the spread of pot farms is on the rise. But at least one local cannabis company has shown that it is civic-minded. October’s wildfire torched 15 greenhouses belonging to CannaCraft, Santa Rosa’s cannabis heavyweight. That amounted to about 5,000 plants. But in between daring commando-style rescue operations to rural grow sites to try to save crops and

welfare checks on their many suppliers and 140 employees (20 percent of whom had to be evacuated), the company donated over $100,000 in product to local dispensaries to shore up their supplies. CannaCraft, California’s largest medical cannabis manufacturer, also donated 12,000 square feet of office space to the American Red Cross, where some 200 volunteers coordinated relief efforts for the North Bay and beyond.

RVs and trailers for those displaced by the fires. The site offered electricity, water, portable bathrooms and showers. CannaCraft also launched a fundraising campaign to raise $20,000 toward the purchase of RVs and trailers for fire victims in Sonoma and Lake counties.

In addition, the company converted industrial space on Giffen Avenue to serve as emergency housing to accommodate

That’s what I call being a good neighbor. cannacraft.com.—S.H.

“The cannabis industry has operated without a safety net for so long that we tend to look out for one another,” says CannaCraft co-founder Ned Fussell.

NO RTH BAY BO H E M I AN | MAR C H 21-27, 201 8 | BOH E MI A N.COM

c a n n a b is

Bo


NORTH BAY BOH E MI AN | MAR C H 21-27, 20 1 8 | BO H E M I AN.COM

70

Wine Country

Cannasseurs Voted #1

Dispensary/ delivery service in the Napa Valley by Bohemian Readers

cannabis WRITERS PICKS

BEST SONOMA COUNTY CANNABIS REVOLUTIONARY

The thing about ‘Oaky Joe’ Munson is that he’s sort of hard of hearing, so when he drops in at the Bohemian office, a fairly regular occasion that we always look forward to, we know it’s him because he’s got a blaring trumpet of a voice that’s somewhere between the Who’s Roger Daltrey and the late Big Ang from Mafia Wives. We love Munson, an old cannabis hand from the Emerald Triangle who has been growing and providing cannabis to HIV-AIDS patients for decades, and bounced down to Forestville several years ago to give it a go in these parts. After a clean-sweep of his 2015 medical crop at the hands of the Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office, Joe has since emerged as one of the sharpest guys around when it comes to analyzing and ranting about the awkward rollout of Proposition 64 in the state and the region, and the dire straits small-scale growers must confront in the face of the Walmartifcation of the industry.—T.G.

BEST NON - INTENTIONAL STONER RESTAURANT

Call to find out how you can get your medicine delivered today! 707.363.3291 No doctors recommendation? Get it online through our website and save $10! www.winecountrycollective.com Check out our menu on weedmaps! 5 star ★★★★★ products and service

h Bo

Smokin’ Bowls? Isn’t that a dispensary? Nope. It’s the place you go after the dispensary. The Rohnert Park restaurant occupies a low-key space off Southwest Boulevard. With dishes like “Rohnert Pork,” a bowl of fries layered with barbecue pulled-pork, cheese sauce and bacon, it’s hard to not conjure up a case of the munchies. Smokin’ Bowls is great if you suffer from indecisiveness and unexplainable cravings—American classics and Asian-inspired cuisine are offered. Though the owners say they did not intend the restaurant to attract stoners, the food is straight-up stoner bait—delicious, cheap and all in a bowl. Everything on the menu is gluten-, peanut- and soy-free, with a couple of vegetarian options as well, making

sure to please picky eaters and different states of consciousness. 295 Southwest Blvd., Rohnert Park. 707.665.5265. smokinbowls.net.—S.S.

BEST GYM CHATTER YOU WOULDN’T HAVE HEARD A FEW YEARS AGO

There I was, sweating my way through the last set of overhead presses in the gym, when I heard a couple of older guys talking about their golf injuries and various aches and pains. Turns out they weren’t talking about Bengay or cortisone shots. One of the senior golfers was touting his recent visit to a cannabis dispensary for CBD-rich ointment for his aching elbow. “I just rub it on. It feels great now.” “I bet it feels great,” says the other guy with a wink. “It doesn’t get you high,” the first guy corrects. “It’s—what do you call it, when it doesn’t get you high?” “Non-psychoactive,” I wanted to say, but kept quiet and marveled about how the times are a-changing. “I’ll have to try that,” says the other guy.—S.H.

BEST REASON FOR CHILDLESS CANNABIS SMOKERS TO LEVERAGE THEIR VAST POWER IN SACRAMENTO

There are all sorts of reasons why the rollout of Proposition 64 has been a balky mess, and many can be ascribed to a clash between the state’s penchant for nanny-state regulations and its penchant to just relax already and enjoy the ride. As cannabis legalization became a reality in 2018, it was pretty clear that the former penchant had outweighed

) 72


71 NO RTH BAY BO H E M I AN | MAR C H 21-27, 201 8 | BOH E MI A N.COM

Best Cannabis Delivery Sonoma County greenheart_215

Alternative Health Care | Collective / Delivery 707.228.5514 | info@greenheart215.com


NORTH BAY BOH E MI A N | MAR C H 21-27, 20 1 8 | BO H E M I AN.COM

72

! u o y k n a h T Sonoma County for your continued support. From our family to yours.

cannabis readers PICKS

BEST HYDROPONIC SUPPLY STORE NAPA

ENDLESS GREEN SONOMA

SONOMA

BEST PIPE SHOP

BEST THERAPEUTIC PRODUCT

THE GROWBIZ SIMPLYVIETNAMEXPRESS.COM | 3381 CLEVELAND AVE, SANTA ROSA | 707.544.4585

NAPA

GALAXY SMOKE SHOP SONOMA

THE MIGHTY QUINN

THE DRIVE’S “CALIFORNIA WINE COUNTRY” Award winning radio segment Nominated in 3 categories for the 9th Annual National Taste Awards! WEDNESDAYS AT 5:00 KSRO 1350 AM & 103.5 FM THE DRIVE WEEKDAY AFTERNOONS 3 TO 6 To become a Drive sponsor contact Cathy Ratto at cathy.ratto@yahoo.com /JAXONDRIVE

BEST MOBILE DELIVERY

Polish your skills, learn a new instrument and meet local musicians. Accomplished musicians and instructors. Music Education and Collective Sessions for Adults and Children

music

452 Healdsburg Ave, Healdsburg | 707.433.6843 | speedofsoundmusic.net

CARE BY DESIGN TOPICAL CREAM

SONOMA

CARE BY DESIGN SUBLINGUAL DROPS

BEST EDIBLES SONOMA

NAPA

BRIGHT BLOOMS, GARDEN SOCIETY

SONOMA

BEST CANNABIS EVENT

WINE COUNTRY CANNASSEURS GREEN HEART ALTERNATIVE HEALTH CARE

BEST MEDICAL DISPENSARY NAPA

Get to know us.

BEST CBD PRODUCT

WINE COUNTRY CANNASSEURS SONOMA

PEACE IN MEDICINE

SONOMA

THE EMERALD CUP

BEST CANNABIS ATTORNEY NAPA

DANNY ZLATNIK, DICKENSON PEATMAN & FOGARTY SONOMA

OMAR FIGUEROA, LAW OFFICES OF OMAR FIGUEROA

WRITERS PICKS (

70

the latter, especially when one considers the obscene amount of childproof packaging that goes into each little parcel of pungency that one purchases in one of our new local retail pot shops. Grams of ganja, already sealed in plastic pouches, are sealed yet again in another plastic pouch upon purchase, none of

which is any good for the environment. When lawmakers reconvene this year and next to hash out the hang-ups with 64’s rollout, let’s ease up on the earthunfriendly packaging that mocks the childless among us. It’s not like those pouches contain AR-15s.—T.G.

he Bo


Now Open 7 Days a Week 10 am — 7 pm



WRITERS PICKS

73

Stett Holbrook

Top 20 Dispensary Best Customer Service in Nor Cal



Easy 101 Access

Located next to Big 5 Sporting Goods

Welcome new adult cannabis customers

2425 Cleveland Ave #175 Santa Rosa CA 95403 707.526.2800

SonomaPatientGroup.com

M10-170000119-TEMP A10-18-0000177-TEMP

BEST READING OF THE CANNABIS MARKET

The core of cannabis users may be video game–playing males and old hippies, but SPARC CEO Erich Pearson sees the emergence of a new market: healthsavvy, environmentally conscious consumers who want to know where their cannabis comes from. To meet this need, Pearson partnered with Peace in Medicine, moved his headquarters from San Francisco to Rohnert Park and has turned an old turkey farm nestled between premium vineyards in Glen Ellen into his farm. He partnered with biodynamic grape and cannabis-growing expert Mike Benziger to grow plants in accordance with tougher-than-organic biodynamic standards and to study how different soil types affect the herb’s various properties and characteristics. Does terroir affect cannabis like it does the acres of grapevines nearby? Pearson wants to find out. Sadly, just as harvest was nearing in October, the Nuns fire roared through the farm, incinerating Pearson’s crops, as well as 50,000 square feet of barns and three of the four houses on the property. But Pearson’s property was insured— he’s bouncing back from the fire and has resumed operations. He plans to revisit his biodynamic and terroir projects later this year, betting that, just as consumers want to know where the food they eat comes from and how it was grown, they’ll want to know the same about their pot. sparcsf.org.—S.H.

Margery Smith

President

HANDY JIM

Ayurvedic Indian Head Massage • relief from tension headaches, & sinusitis • improves mobility in neck & shoulders

-John Sugg

• carpentry/painting • seismic retrofit • structural work • stucco/concrete • gutter cleaning • roofing CMT# 62066

707.536.1797 margerysmith.massagetherapy.com

PEACE

ANTS colonize R e s i s t w i th F a s h i o n fo r th e Pe a c e Ac ti v i s t i n Yo u !

THEPEACESTORE.NET

FAR WEST RESTORATION & CONSTRUCTION 707.280.4891 • FarWestConstr.com Jim Kennedy CA License #751689

NO RTH BAY BO H E M I AN | MAR C H 21-27, 201 8 | BOH E MI A N.COM

cannabis

hemian Bo


NORTH BAY BOH E MI AN | MAR C H 21-27, 20 1 8 | BO H E M I AN.COM

74

Thank You Bohemian Readers!

Woman-Owned Family-Friendly

Smooches and Lugs, Maria & the Gang! HONDA T OYO T A M AZ DA NI S SAN SUBARU

Tues–Fri 7:30–6:00 321 Second Street ◆ Petaluma 707.769.0162

Best Resale Store SONOMA

Thank You to Sonoma County Voters 1001 W College Avenue • in the G&G Shopping Center • Santa Rosa 10am–6pm Mon–Sat • Closed Sunday • 707.284.1700

THANK YOU, BOHO READERS! SEBASTOPOL • PETALUMA • HEALDSBURG • SANTA ROSA NAPA • CALISTOGA • SAN RAFAEL • NOVATO COPPERFIELDSBOOKS.COM


75

o

BEST ‘ABOVE & BEYOND’ REAL ESTATE AGENT

H

omeLight real estate agent Karen Maxwell nearly lost her home to the fire, located a stone’s throw from Coffey Park. “It was pretty much lapping at my backyard.” At the time of the fires, Maxwell had numerous clients in Sonoma County who either lost their homes or were trying to sell them. One client in Coffey Park was in escrow on another property when his house burned. “The devastation cost me two escrows and any earnings that would have gone along with that,” she says. “But in comparison with what everyone else has lost . . .”

Just four days after the flames were extinguished, she had heard from four families who lost their homes and set out to do the seemingly impossible: “I had a magnified sense of focus and determination to put four families in four homes in four weeks,” she says.

Maxwell, who has lived in Santa Rosa since 1999 and raised her kids here, says buying homes is a “very socially oriented business,” where agents often come to know their clients as friends. Buying a home is a very big deal—losing your home and everything in it to a fire is a horribly big deal.

Maxwell was concerned and awed at the way clients who had lost everything managed to keep going. “Would I be able to put one foot in front of the other like they have?” She was evacuated from her home and wound up working in her car as she tried, and ultimately succeeded, in getting those four families re-housed in four weeks. Three of the families bought new houses in Santa Rosa, and she found a home in Windsor for the fourth. “That was a record for me,” says Maxwell. It’s a record that earns her accolades as one of the area’s best real estate agents..—T.G.

NO RTH BAY BO H E M I AN | MAR C H 21-27, 201 8 | BOH E MI A N.COM

o

Ee v e r y day

Bo


NORTH BAY BOH E MI AN | MAR C H 21-27, 20 1 8 | BO H E M I AN.COM

76

Thank You Sonoma County for voting Hansel Auto Group Best of 2017! Go Local. Go Hansel.

Santa Rosa & Petaluma | GoHansel.com

STILL SONOMA COUNTY’S BEST TOY STORE! #1!

W

e want to thank all of the North Bay residents who have supported us for 41 years. We are a local, family-owned business, whose goal is to bring the best selection of toys at the best prices to the people of this area. We pride ourselves on being part of the diversity of local businesses that sustain the quality of life in the North Bay. We look forward to continuing the excitement of The Toyworks by offering:

Last 22 Years

• Best & largest selection of safe, quality toys north of the Golden Gate • Best help choosing the perfect toy or gift • Best environment for kids • Best selection of non–violent, creative toys • Best customers anywhere!!!

FREE GIFT WRAPPING TRY OUR NEW TOYWORKS TAKEOUT

WHERE THE EXPERIENCE WILL LEAD TO MEMORIES AT OUR EXPANDED FLAGSHIP STORE CENTRALIZED IN SEBASTOPOL’S VIBRANT DOWNTOWN PLAZA

Sebastopol • On the Plaza across from Whole Foods • 707.829.2003 • sonomatoyworks.com


everyday

hemian Bo

77 NO RTH BAY BO H E M I AN | MAR C H 21-27, 201 8 | BOH E MI A N.COM

readers PICKS

BEST ANTIQUE SHOP NAPA

ANTIQUES ON SECOND SONOMA

WHISTLESTOP ANTIQUES

BEST RESALE STORE NAPA

LOLO’S CONSIGNMENT SONOMA

RESTYLE MARKETPLACE

BEST ART SUPPLY STORE NAPA

NAPA VALLEY ART SUPPLIES SONOMA

RILEY STREET ART SUPPLY

BEST FRAMING SHOP NAPA

THE FRAMERY AND CORNER GALLERY SONOMA

MY DAUGHTER THE FRAMER

BEST LOCALLY MADE RETAIL PRODUCT SONOMA

BEST GIFT SHOP SONOMA

SERENDIPITOUS

BEST NEW BOOKSTORE NAPA

CALISTOGA COPPERFIELD’S BOOKS SONOMA

COPPERFIELD’S BOOKS

BEST USED BOOKSTORE NAPA

NAPA BOOKMINE SONOMA

TREEHORN BOOKS

BEST COMIC BOOK STORE SONOMA

COMICS FTW

BEST RECORD/CD STORE SONOMA

THE LAST RECORD STORE

BEST MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS STORE

REISHI ROAST, FARMACOPIA

NAPA

BEST NEW RETAIL BUSINESS

SONOMA

SONOMA

BATCAVE COMICS & TOYS

BEST GREEN BUSINESS SONOMA

GREENTECH AUTOMOTIVE

R PALS MUSIC STANROY MUSIC CENTER

BEST FASHION JEWELRY STORE

Voted Wine Country’s Best Antique store Year after year!

Whistlestop Antiques

NAPA

NORTH STAR GIFT SHOP SONOMA

ARTISANA FUNCTIONAL ART ) 78

Open daily til 5:30pm, Sun 11–5pm 130 4th Street • Historic Railroad Square • Santa Rosa

707.542.9474 • Whistlestop-Antiques.com


everyday

Your support means the world to so many.

readers PICKS

(

77

BEST FINE JEWELRY STORE

Thank you!

NAPA

CREATIONS FINE JEWELERS SONOMA

E.R. SAWYER JEWELERS

CIET NE SO rg A M c U o s H y o.o esoc human

ONO Y OF S

UNT MA CO

BEST WOMEN’S CLOTHING STORE

Y

NAPA

THE MUSTARD SEED CLOTHING CO. SONOMA

iet

nter Adoption Ce l a im n A st e •B al Hospital • Best Anim ty Event • Best Chari

OOH LA LUXE

BEST MEN’S CLOTHING STORE NAPA

A MAN’S STORE photo © The Labs & Co.

NORTH BAY BOH E MI A N | MAR C H 21-27, 20 1 8 | BO H E M I AN.COM

78

HUMANE SOCIETY

of sonoma

county

SONOMA

KALIBER

BEST VINTAGE CLOTHING STORE

Many thanks to Bohemian readers who voted me Best trusts⁄estate planning lawyer! i am very grateful. schedule a free ½ hour consultation. offer extended to new estate planning clients. Please call Joanne to set up an appointment.

MaryClare Lawrence ~ attorney, estate planning, wills, trusts, probate author of: Estate Planning Should Not be a Near-Death Experience now available on amazon.com

Conner, LawrenCe, rodney, oLhiser & Barrett, LLP

BEST HOME AUDIO SONOMA

LAVISH HIFI

BEST DIGITAL CREATIVE SERVICES NAPA

APERTURE MEDIA & DESIGN SONOMA

HYBRID CREATIVE/ZDCA

BEST EVENT PRODUCTION SERVICES COMPANY SONOMA

BIKE MONKEY

BEST COMPUTER REPAIR NAPA

NAPA

COMPUTER ENGINEERING GROUP

SONOMA

SONOMA

WILDCAT VINTAGE CLOTHING

Collaborative Practice Center 829 sonoma ave., santa rosa, Ca 95404 707.523.0480 | mlawrence@clrob.com

he Bo

HOT COUTURE VINTAGE FASHIONS

BEST SHOE STORE

MAC DADDY REPAIRS

BEST PHONE REPAIR NAPA

NAPA

SOLE DESIRE

COMPUTER ENGINEERING GROUP

SONOMA

SONOMA

SOLE DESIRE

BEST COSTUME/ FESTIVE APPAREL SHOP

MAC DADDY REPAIRS

BEST AUTO DEALER NAPA

NAPA

WILDCAT VINTAGE CLOTHING

JIMMY VASSER TOYOTA OF NAPA

SONOMA

SONOMA

DISGUISE THE LIMIT

HANSEL AUTO GROUP ) 80


everyday

hemian Bo

79 NO RTH BAY BO H E M I AN | MAR C H 21-27, 201 8 | BOH E MI A N.COM

WRITERS PICKS

BEST SMALL TOWN (EX) - CHIEF OF POLICE

In November, after nearly 13 years as Sebastopol Police Chief and 25 years in the department, Jeff Weaver retired. Living a life of service, the former chief exemplified what a public servant should do, and his presence will be missed by the city and by fellow officers. Proof of his devotion: Weaver said he wants “Police Officer” as his gravestone epitaph. How many chiefs of police would take the time to write a thank-you note to an eight-year-old girl for turning in a necklace she found at the park? Chief Weaver did. Weaver joined the Sebastopol Police in 1989 as a patrol officer after working at the Santa Rosa Junior College and for Santa Rosa. While serving in the SPD, he taught at the SRJC’s Public Safety Training Center, something he plans to continue in his retirement. Weaver is succeeded by Capt. James Conner, who has been groomed for the last several years to take on the position. Big shoes to fill.—A.R. & S.H.

BEST HELP FOR THE UNDOCUMENTED AFTER THE FIRES

After a season of firestorms, it doesn’t help to introduce two authors at a local bookstore as “towering intellectuals.” After all, when disaster strikes, it’s not the mind that matters but the heart. Still, that’s how Rebecca Solnit and Peter Coyote were introduced at Copperfield’s Books in Petaluma in November. Both seemed uncomfortable with the label. The standing roomonly crowd had come to a fundraiser for undocumented fire survivors who were afraid to ask FEMA for help, lest they be deported. Christy Lubin from UndocuFund said she and her colleague realized, in the early days of the fire, that “we can be like FEMA.” Solnit, the author of A Paradise Built in Hell, and raised in Novato, told the audience that “disasters begin suddenly and never

really end.” Coyote, actor and one of the founders of the Diggers and the San Francisco Mime Troupe, said, “I want to hear your stories,” though he told a few of his own. A meeting of Solnit, the feminist, and Coyote, the tough guy, might have led to a culture clash, but they were kind to each other. “The Diggers were a disaster-relief project,” Solnit noted insightfully. Indeed, Coyote and the Diggers rescued hundreds of kids who descended on the HaightAshbury in the late 1960s. Coyote gave much of the evening over to Solnit, an unabashed expert on disaster. After an hour, the audience took over the event. Lynn Woolsey, the former North Bay Congresswoman, extoled a cat and a family that survived the firestorms. David Keller, a Petaluman who belongs to Friends of the Eel River, scolded local politicians who were “ducking for cover” on crucial issues like rebuilding Santa Rosa. Then it was time for Coyote to sign his memoir, The Rainman’s Third Cure, and for Solnit to sign her collection of essays, Men Explain Things to Me. Later, Christy Lubin said that her organization had raised $6.2 million for the undocumented and wrote 1,186 checks to help local families. Hey, who needs FEMA when there’s UdocuFund?—J.R.

BEST FAST FOOD OPTION THAT’S A STEP ABOVE FAST FOOD

As a recovering food critic, going out to eat on my own dime is hard. I don’t like to spend my money on mediocre food, so more often than not I stay home and cook. If the food is no good, it’s my own fault. But when the refrigerator is empty or I’m too tuckered to cook, we load up the minivan and head to Handline. Out in my West County neighborhood, the pickins are slim for affordable but good fare that’s suitable for a quick midweek meal. The coastal California–inspired restaurant serves something to please

) 83

49


everyday

80 NORTH BAY BOH E MI A N | MAR C H 21-27, 20 1 8 | BO H E M I AN.COM

he Bo

readers PICKS

(

78

BEST MOTORCYCLE/ SCOOTER SHOP NAPA

PARRIOTT MOTORS SONOMA

REVOLUTION MOTO

BEST TAXI/LIMO TRANSPORTATION NAPA

APEX LIMOUSINES SONOMA

PURE LUXURY LIMOUSINE

Proud to be your Best Fine Jewelry Store. Thank you for your vote!

OUT WEST GARAGE

BEST TIRE SHOP Pool Admission for up to 5 guests 25 Food & Beverage Credit Use of Lounge Chairs, Towels & Guest room for 6hrs from 11am–5pm $ 125 Superior Guest Room $ 150 Exec King Guest Room April–October $

Enjoy the 80 degree heated pool!

Thank you Sonoma County for voting us an all-around insiders favorite. BEST PLACE TO DANCE • BEST STAYCATION

NAPA

B&G TIRES OF NAPA SONOMA

SANTA ROSA TIRES PLUS

BEST CAR AUDIO NAPA

AUDIO HOUSE

BEST NATURAL FOODS STORE NAPA

NATURE SELECT FOODS COMMUNITY MARKET

NAPA

CIA AT COPIA SONOMA

CULTIVATE HOME

BEST VAPE SHOP NAPA

VAPE THE GRAPE SONOMA

DIGITAL CIGGZ

BEST BARBER NAPA

CHATEAU BARBER SHOP SONOMA

SONOMA

CARTRONICS OF SANTA ROSA

CHRIS LANDIS, DAREDEVILS & QUEENS

BEST GROCERY STORE

BEST HAIR SALON

RANCH MARKETS

360 SALON & SPA

NAPA

NAPA

SONOMA

SONOMA

OLIVER’S MARKET 2777 4th Street, Santa Rosa • FlamingoResort.com • 707.545.8530

ASIA MART

BEST CULINARY STORE

SONOMA

Includes:

SONOMA

AUTO SPORT DETAILING

SONOMA

NAPA AUTOWERKE

POOL DAY PACKAGE MON–THUR ONLY

PUERTA VALLARTA MARKET

BEST AUTO DETAILING

NAPA

Rock & Roll Rhythm Review, Fri Mar 23, 8:30pm–1:30am Project 4 Band, Sat Mar 24, 8:30pm–1:30am 2ND SATURDAY OF EACH MONTH: Sultry Salsa Night, $15 cover charge at the door THURSDAY & SUNDAY NIGHT: Salsa & Bachata Dancing, $10 cover TUESDAY NIGHT: West Coast Swing Dancing, $10 for lessons, $ 8 open dance, “Swing Special” 2 dancers/1 cover

NAPA

SONOMA

BEST AUTO REPAIR

FLAMINGO LOUNGE

BEST ETHNIC MARKET

BRUSH SALON ) 82


Oohlaluxe.com 1019 B SANTA ROSA PLAZA, SANTA ROSA CA 95401 707.566.4735

F O R M A L

W E A R

PROM $ 40 OFF

tuxedo rentals Dressing young men for decades. • Ike Behar • Michael Kors • Tony Bowls • Ralph Lauren • Calvin Klein • Stephen Geoffrey

Open every day 150 Kentucky St. Petaluma 707.765.1715 211 Corte Madera Town Center 415.924.1715 louisthomas.com

We can help you navigate your path. • Family Law (divorce, custody, support, property division) • Domestic Violence

Restraining Orders • Mediation • Adoption and Guardianship • Wills and Trusts/Estate Planning

CALL for a FrEE 1 hour consultation

707.576.8188

www.morleylawoffice.com

109 PETALUMA BLVD N PETALUMA, CA 94952 707.769.7787

326 HEALDSBURG AVE, HEALDSBURG, CA 95448 707.395.0575

MAR C H 21-27, 201 8 | BOH E MI A N.COM

We’re excited to celebrate 10 years in business with our amazing Sonoma County customers!

NO RTH BAY BO H E M I AN |

Thanks for voting us best clothing store!

81


he Bo

everyday

NORTH BAY BOH E MI A N | MAR C H 21-27, 20 1 8 | BO H E M I AN.COM

82

readers PICKS

(

80

BEST FULL-SERVICE BEAUTY SALON NAPA

360 SALON & SPA SONOMA

LEADING EDGE SALON

BEST OPTICAL STORE SONOMA

SONOMA EYEWORKS

BEST SKIN CARE SPA NAPA

GREENHAUS DAY SPA SONOMA

BLISS ORGANIC DAY SPA

BEST EYELASH EXTENSIONS AND/OR BROW ENHANCEMENTS

NOW OPEN 707-755-3432

NAPA

BUY–SELL–TRADE

SKIN BY TIFFANY KAISER

10–8pm, Wed–Sun

DC Marvel Star Wars G.I. Joe Transformers Matchbox Original Art Video Games Pop Culture

SONOMA

Thanks for voTing us besT vinTage & besT fesTive Wear sTore in napa

LASHEY LADY STUDIO

g u y s • g als • VIn tag e • RetRo

ZEN NAILS & DAY SPA

NAPA

BELLA NAILS SPA SONOMA

BEST BODY-ART PLACE NAPA

THE GOLDEN OWL TATTOO & GALLERY

WildcaT

Vintage Collectibles

vinTage cloThing

batcavecomicsandtoys.com

81 0 ra n d o lph sT, d o W n To W n n apa 707.2 2 4.3 1 62

100 4th St. on Wilson, Santa Rosa

BEST NAIL SERVICES

BEST DAY SPA SONOMA

OSMOSIS DAY SPA SANCTUARY

BEST PSYCHIC SONOMA

PHOENIX LEFAE

BEST SPRAY TAN NAPA

CLUB TAN SONOMA

SUNKISSED BY SUNSATIONS

BEST WAXING STUDIO NAPA

360 SALON & SPA SONOMA

LASHEYLADY STUDIO

BEST MASSAGE SERVICES NAPA

GREENHAUS DAY SPA SONOMA

OSMOSIS DAY SPA

BEST RESORT & SPA NAPA

AUBERGE DU SOLEIL

SONOMA

SONOMA

VALKYRIE TATTOO

KENWOOD INN & SPA

BEST PIERCING SPECIALIST

BEST TRAVEL AGENCY

SONOMA

LOOPS AND PIERCES

NAPA

MG CONCIERGE, DESTINATIONS & TRAVEL ) 84


83

WRITERS PICKS (

BEST DAY TO GO TO MAC’S DELI

That would be Friday, because it’s concert T-shirt day! I love Mac’s, the downtown Santa Rosa diner with the world-class patty melt, and always enjoy an easygoing lunch outing with the latest copy of the Bohemian in arm. Not long ago, I strolled in on a Wednesday, wearing a vintage Led Zeppelin concert T-shirt, a reprint from their 1977 tour. The waitresses dropped numerous compliments about the shirt, as they indicated that it was, however, sort of the wrong day at Mac’s for the cool concert T-shirt, without elaborating. I was confused and perhaps a little dazed after the lunchtime meat whalloping and didn’t think much of it. A couple days later, I popped back in with a pal, and wouldn’t you know it—Friday is concert T-shirt day at Mac’s, and the whole staff was tricked out in rock regalia, including one waitress in a Rolling Stones concert T that was flat-out lip-licking in its culinary implications. My tongue wagged once again at the menu placed before me, where one can indeed order tongue. Hmmm. I think today I’ll try . . . the patty melt. 630 Fourth St, Santa Rosa. 707.545.3785.—T.G.

BEST ONLINE RESOURCES FOR FIRE SURVIVORS

The needs of fire survivors are as critical as they are numerous. In response, San Francisco–based Recovers.org hosts an easy-to-use website and software framework at sonomacounty.recovers. org that offers fire victims a place where they can post what they need—things like a place to stay, medical products, childcare, medical assistance and language translation. Those wishing to donate to those in need can spell out the specific goods or services they’re able to give. This greatly minimizes the chaos and ineffectiveness that many service stations experience when they are bombarded with unlabeled, unorganized donations. Disaster victims then have to root through the mountains of supplies. The no-frills site is used by residents in Sonoma, Napa, Lake and Mendocino counties. There is another, very similarly named effort run by Santa Rosa and Sonoma Counties at sonomacountyrecovers.org that helps victims with housing, financial assistance, debris removal, services, products, mental-health services and a lot more. Both sites offer a testament to the eagerness of the North Bay to help those in need.—A.M.

BEST PLACE WHERE BODY ART MEETS FINE ART

Precision, creativity and skill are all key to tattooing, similar to many art forms. So it’s common for tattoo artists to have started out in other realms of art. Donavan Kinyon, owner of Napa’s Golden Owl Tattoo & Gallery, can vouch for this. He refers to himself and his fellow tattoo artist, Kristina McDonald, as fine artists before anything else. Golden Owl isn’t your average tattoo shop—the artists are open to any tattoo ideas, and they also make and sell other forms of art. As you’re waiting to get inked, peruse the gallery’s well-curated selection of paintings, sculptures and even taxidermy. 3369 Old California Way, Napa. 707.266.2454. goldenowltattoo.com.—S.S.

ZeroMotorcycles.com

REVOLUTION MOTO INC. 518 College Ave, Santa Rosa 707.523.2371

Thank you Bohemians!

©2017 Zero Motorcycles, Inc.

everyone in my family: fish and fries (and Straus soft-serve ice cream) for my daughter; bean tostada (and soft-serve) for my son, the smoked trout and beet salad (and wine) for my wife; and the outstanding tacos al pastor (plus beer) for me. In warm weather, the outdoor patio and ping pong tables are a plus, too. While the prices aren’t quite at the fast food level, the service is quick and the vibes chill and welcoming. I can’t afford to eat here all the time, though it’s still my go-to spot for reasonably priced food made with top tier ingredients. So why isn’t this in the Food & Drink section? Well, this is some of the best everyday food in the county. You could spend less to eat at the Golden Arches, but then you’d have to eat the food and live with the remorseful feeling that you get what you pay for. 935 Gravenstein Hwy. S. 707.827.3744. handline.com.—S.H.

79

Making the right investment choice isn’t always simple Let our team of experienced advisors develop an investment strategy tailored to your goals.

5213 El Mercado Parkway, Suite F Santa Rosa, CA 95403 www.thehart-group.com Phone: 707.528.3010

Registered Representatives offer securities through Securities America, Inc., member FINRA/SIPC, and Financial Advisors offer advisory services through Arbor Point Advisors, LLC. The Hart Group, Arbor Point Advisors, and the Securities America companies are separate entities.

NO RTH BAY BO H E M I AN | MAR C H 21-27, 201 8 | BOH E MI A N.COM

everyday

hemian Bo


NORTH BAY BOH EMI A N | MAR C H 21-27, 20 1 8 | BO H E M I AN.COM

84

Double Down with Mac Daddy! Thanks for voting us Best Phone AND Computer Repair Shop!

everyday readers PICKS

(

Mention this ad for DOUBLE the normal $ 10 discount off your repair!

82

SONOMA

GLOBAL VISION TRAVEL

BEST SENIOR LIVING FACILITY

NAPA

BEST CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

SONOMA

SANTA ROSA METRO CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

BEST BUSINESS BANK

SONOMA

BEST JUDGE SONOMA

JUDGE GARY NADLER

NAPA

BEST LAW FIRM

SONOMA

JASON LUROS, HUDSON & LUROS, LLP

MECHANICS BANK EXCHANGE BANK

KELLER WILLIAMS

BEST RECYCLING CENTER

SONOMA

BEST CONSUMER BANK

Mike Kelly

SONOMA

INDUSTRIAL CARTING

EXCHANGE BANK

I’m proud to be voted Sonoma County’s BEST REAL ESTATE BROKERAGE

THE HART GROUP

NAPA

BANK OF NAPA, PART OF BANK OF MARIN

THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!

NAPA WEALTH MANAGEMENT

BEST CASINO GRATON RESORT & CASINO

301 N Main St, Sebastopol | 707.861.9403 | MacDaddyRepairs.com

NAPA

SONOMA

NAPA VALLEY CASINO

West County's Local iDoctor and Computer Repair

BEST FINANCIAL ADVISOR

SONOMA

FOUNTAINGROVE LODGE, OAKMONT SIGNATURE LIVING

mikekelly.com 707.322.8503 mike@mikekelly.com

he Bo

BEST CREDIT UNION NAPA

REDWOOD CREDIT UNION

NAPA

SONOMA

SPAULDING MCCULLOUGH & TANSIL, LLP

BEST CIVIL ATTORNEY

SONOMA

NAPA

REDWOOD CREDIT UNION

TREVOR G. JACKSON, LAW OFFICE OF TREVOR G. JACKSON

BEST ACCOUNTANT

SONOMA

TONY GANZE, GANZE & COMPANY

BEST CRIMINAL ATTORNEY

NAPA

SONOMA

MARTHA BOITANO, SIMON & BOITANO, CERTIFIED PUBLIC ACCOUNTANTS

JARIN BECK, BECK LAW

NAPA

LAW OFFICES OF MATTHEW C. BISHOP ) 86


everyday

hemian Bo

85 NO RTH BAY BO H E M I AN | MAR C H 21-27, 201 8 | BOH E MI A N.COM

WRITERS PICKS Patrick Dirden

Thank You! We’re Thrilled Best Eyelash Extensions Brow Enhancements Best Waxing Studio

645 Main St., Sebastopol 707.823.3720

We thank you, Boho Readers and Locals, for all the good years!!

Fabulous New and Recycled Clothing for Women and Men Furniture and Eclectica

707.963.7972

BEST REASON TO SELL YOUR CAR AND GET STRAIGHT WITH MOTHER GAIA

At long last, it’s the arrival of the SMART train! No, wait a minute—did they actually start running the Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit cars last year? Hard to believe it, but, yes, after ponderously long delays and despite a steady chorus of anti-SMART posturing by those who despise tax-hiking public works projects—it is time to face the unmitigated fact that it is super-cool to have a bona fide light rail system in place that could actually serve to reduce car traffic on Sonoma County roads, which are already a decrepit mess and getting worse with all the post-fire rebuilding going on this spring. “It’s faster than I thought it was going to be,” says one satisfied customer of the deepgreen and sleek train. “The views, the views,” he added, sighing wistfully at the memory. “And some people buy beer.”—T.G.

Proud to Be #1

Thank You, Friends! Best Couples Counseling 1st Consultation Complimentary

VINYL ROCKS !

BEST RECORD/ CD STORE 707.525.1963

1899a Mendocino Ave Santa Rosa CA 95401 www.thelastrecordstore.com

707.523.4160

Kevin Russell, MFT Psychotherapy for couples, families, individuals and groups 818 Cherry Street, Santa Rosa


everyday

NORTH BAY BOH EMI A N | MAR C H 21-27, 20 1 8 | BO H E M I AN.COM

86

readers PICKS

(

84

SONOMA

CHRIS ANDRIAN, ANDRIAN & GALLENSON, CRIMINAL DEFENSE & LITIGATION

BEST DIVORCE ATTORNEY SONOMA

JON VONDER HAAR, VONDER HAAR LAW OFFICES

BEST LABOR & EMPLOYMENT ATTORNEY NAPA

OWEN DALLMEYER, DICKENSON, PEATMAN & FOGARTY SONOMA

JAN TANSIL, SPAULDING MCCULLOUGH & TANSIL, LLP

BEST INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY ATTORNEY NAPA

REIDY LAW GROUP SONOMA

BEST BUSINESS ATTORNEY NAPA

JASON LUROS, HUDSON & LUROS, LLP SONOMA

JEREMY OLSAN, PERRY, JOHNSON, ANDERSON, MILLER & MOSKOWITZ

BEST BANKRUPTCY ATTORNEY NAPA

ELLEN M. LAZAR, LAW OFFICES OF ELLYN M. LAZAR SONOMA

BRIAN BARTA, LAW OFFICES OF BRIAN BARTA

BEST NONPROFIT NAPA

WINE COUNTRY ANIMAL LOVERS

BEST REAL ESTATE ATTORNEY

CATHOLIC CHARITIES OF SANTA ROSA

MATT EISENBERG, ATTORNEY AT LAW SONOMA

KEVIN J. MCCULLOUGH, SPAULDING MCCULLOUGH & TANSIL, LLP

www.becklaw.net

MARYCLARE LAWRENCE, CONNER, LAWRENCE, RODNEY, OLHISER, & BARRETT, LLP

OMAR FIGUEROA, LAW OFFICES OF OMAR FIGUEROA

NAPA

Thank you clients and friends! Best Civil Attorney Jarin Beck

SONOMA

BEST TRUSTS & ESTATES ATTORNEY NAPA

LAURA S. BROOKS, MORSE & BROOKS

SONOMA

BEST CHURCH NAPA

FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH SONOMA

SPRING HILLS CHURCH

BEST MINISTER NAPA

RABBI NILES ELLIOT GOLDSTEIN, CONGREGATION BETH SHALOM SONOMA

THE REV. CHRISTOPHER BELL, UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST CONGREGATION

he Bo


87 NO RTH BAY BO H E M I AN |

The Leading Edge team appreciates your support! With it we are able to do what we love every day! We are honored to be recognized as your favorite salon in Sonoma County. Follow us on instagram @leadingedgesalon

MAR C H 21-27, 201 8 | BOH E MI A N.COM

1235 North Dutton Avenue Santa Rosa 707.575.5551 leadingedgesalon.com

ep We’r

roud to be the locals top pic k!

ltiva cu te ho me

Best Culinary Store SONOMA

Let Us Keep Your Friends

Safe and Healthy At Pacific Tree Care we believe providing comprehensive tree care is not based solely on the arborist’s ability, but more importantly the commitment of our clients towards their tree’s health. Providing windbreaks, shade, fruit and nuts, establishing borders of property and blocking unwanted views are just some of the reasons people enjoy trees.

PACIFIC TREE CARE

Providing Comprehensive Tree Care Since 1983 186 N. Main St #120 • Sebastopol • Open Daily 10–6 www.cultivatehome.com • 707.824.1400

CALISTOGA, CA contact: 707.942.0261 or info@pacifictreecare.com

Valkyrie Tattoo

Best Chiropractor

in Penngrove

A legacy of award-winning chiropractic care

Thanks all of our supporters!

Quality family chiropractic care for managing chronic and acute pain.

Jake Quihuis, DC 707.523.9850 NEW LOCATION: Next to Chase Bank 845 Fourth St, Santa Rosa chiropracticcentersantarosa.com

10002 Main St. Penngrove

HOURS: TUES ~ SAT 11 or noon ~ 7PM 707-794-9390 ~ Established in 2008

Best Body Art Place Sonoma


NORTH BAY BOH EMI A N | MAR C H 21-27, 20 1 8 | BO H E M I AN.COM

88

CULTURE The week’s events: a selective guide S A N TA R O S A

Back in Time

Twenty eighteen is Santa Rosa’s sesquicentennial, its 150th anniversary of incorporation. To mark the occasion, the History Museum of Sonoma County is offering an ongoing exhibit that tells the story of the city’s past and the people who shaped it. This weekend, the museum also displays the contents of a recently unearthed time capsule from 1968, buried under Courthouse Square for 50 years. Look into the past, literally, with a Sesquicentennial Reception that includes a screening of the short documentary “Santa Rosa: The Chosen Spot of All the Earth” on Saturday, March 24, at the Museums of Sonoma County, 425 Seventh St., Santa Rosa. 1pm. Free admission. 707.579.1500.

C O TAT I

If These Keys Could Talk

Congregation Ner Shalom in Cotati is the new home for a Steinway baby grand piano with quite a story to tell. Originally owned by German concert pianist Erna Salm, the piano was shipped out of Germany when the Nazis took power, hidden in the Netherlands, revived in Chicago’s Hyde Park when Erna settled there after the war, and recently donated to Ner Shalom by Erna’s son, David Salm. This week, the piano is celebrated and will be played when David’s sister Susan Salm and her longtime classical ensemble Raphael Trio perform on Saturday, March 24, at 85 La Plaza, Cotati. 7:30pm. $10–$35. 707.664.8622.

N A PA WELCOMED JAMS Folk-pop songwriter Brett Dennen’s current “Let’s . . .” Tour with Australian songwriter Dean Lewis invites audiences out on Thursday, March 22, to JaM Cellars Ballroom in Napa. See Concerts, p89.

Breaking Buds

It’s officially spring in the North Bay, and that means the beginning of grapegrowing season in Napa Valley, where families can enjoy some sunshine (hopefully) at the Bud Break Festival this weekend. The fest features activities and games that match the season, like bocce ball and garden tours. Early birds ages 12 and under can get in on the Easter egg hunt as well, though registration is required. After the hunt, kids can try planting seeds while adults listen to music and sip libations on Sunday, March 25, at CIA at Copia, 500 First St., Napa. Egg hunt, 10am; festival, 11am. Free admission. 707.967.2500.

S T. H E L E N A / S A N R A F A E L

Science on Screen

Entertainment and education go together like butter and popcorn in the nation-wide Science on Screen series, which marks Tuesday, March 27, as National Science on Screen Day, and includes two participating North Bay theaters. Acclaimed documentary Jane, about gorilla researcher Jane Goodall, screens with a presentation by anthropologist and fellow primatologist Kelly Stewart Harcourt at Cameo Cinemas, 1340 Main St., St. Helena. 5pm. $8. 707.963.9779. Brand-new comedy The Female Brain, based on a book by psychiatrist Louann Brizendine, screens with the author in conversation at Smith Rafael Film Center, 1118 Fourth St., San Rafael. 7pm. $13. 415.454.1222.

—Charlie Swanson


Concerts SONOMA COUNTY Frankie Boots

Former North Bay country-rock star returns to the region for a blowout concert featuring the Easy Leaves Duo and T-Luke & the Tight Suits. Mar 24, 8:30pm. $15. Mystic Theatre & Music Hall, 23 Petaluma Blvd N, Petaluma. 707.775.6048.

The Ladies of Broadway Transcendence Theatre Company celebrates the talents and tenacity of female Broadway professionals with performances by seven standout artists. Mar 24, 2 and 7:30pm and Mar 25, 2pm. $39 and up. Luther Burbank Center for the Arts, 50 Mark West Springs Rd, Santa Rosa. 707.546.3600.

Wavy Gravy

Counter culture’s favorite clown appears with guests like Steve Kimock and Ramblin’ Jack Elliott to raise funds for Camp Winnarainbow scholarships. Mar 24, 7pm. $40. Redwood Cafe, 8240 Old Redwood Hwy, Cotati. 707.795.7868.

MARIN COUNTY The Contribution

New supergroup is made up from member of Railroad Earth, ALO, New Monsoon and the Black Swan Singers. Mar 24, 9pm. $32-$37. Sweetwater Music Hall, 19 Corte Madera Ave, Mill Valley. 415.388.3850.

Ghost Light

Musical collaboration between five musicians–Holly Bowling, Tom Hamilton, Steve Lyons, Raina Mullen and Scotty Zwang– performs as part of its inaugural tour. Mar 23-24, 8pm. $20. Terrapin Crossroads, 100 Yacht Club Dr, San Rafael. 415.524.2773.

Green Leaf Rustlers

Chris Robinson’s all-star lineup of California country stars kicks up a three-night residency in Mill Valley. Mar 27-29, 8pm. $40-$45. Sweetwater Music Hall, 19 Corte Madera Ave, Mill Valley. 415.388.3850.

NAPA COUNTY Brett Dennen

BottleRock hosts the California

folk/pop songwriter in concert, with Australian artist Dean Lewis opening. Mar 22, 8pm. $30-$99. JaM Cellars Ballroom at the Margrit Mondavi Theatre, 1030 Main St, Napa. 707.880.2300.

Taryn Cross Band

Country-rock singer has opened for Randy Travis, Eric Church and others, where she crosses musical boundaries with a sultry tone. Mar 23, 8pm. $15. Silo’s, 530 Main St, Napa. 707.251.5833.

Clubs & Venues SONOMA COUNTY A’Roma Roasters

Mar 23, Dawn & Tony. Mar 24, Denise Morris. 95 Fifth St, Santa Rosa. 707.576.7765.

Annie O’s Music Hall Mar 22, Hype It Up with AZ Redsmoke and DJ Konnex. 120 Fifth St, Santa Rosa. 707.542.1455.

Aqus Cafe

Mar 21, West Coast Songwriters Competition. Mar 22, David Maloney. Mar 23, Teja Gerken with Mark Goldenberg and Josh Yenne. Mar 24, Chime Travelers. Mar 25, 2pm, Two Smooth. Mar 28, bluegrass and old time music jam. 189 H St, Petaluma. 707.778.6060.

Arlene Francis Center

Mar 25, 2pm, Balkan music fundraiser for Shakespeare in the Cannery. Tues, Didgeridoo Clinic. Wed, open mic. 99 Sixth St, Santa Rosa. 707.528.3009.

The Big Easy

Mar 21, Rockville Roadkill Big Band. Mar 22, Pardon the Interruption. Mar 23, the Belt. Mar 24, Lavay Smith & Her Red Hot Skillet Lickers. Mar 25, Willow & Hound. Mar 27, Het Hat Club. Mar 28, Wednesday Night Big Band. 128 American Alley, Petaluma. 707.776.7163.

Cellars of Sonoma

Mar 25, 2pm, Ricky Alan Ray. 20 Matheson Ave, Healdsburg. 707.578.1826.

Crooked Goat Brewing Mar 24, 3pm, Stav McAllister. 120 Morris St, Ste 120, Sebastopol. 707.827.3893.

Mar 26, Dick Conte and Steve Webber. Mar 27, Christian Foley-Beining and Tom Shader. 317 Healdsburg Ave, Healdsburg. 707.431.0330.

Flamingo Lounge

® BRINGING THE BEST FILMS IN THE WORLD TO SONOMA COUNTY

Mar 23, Rock and Roll Rhythm Review. Mar 24, Project 4 Band. 2777 Fourth St, Santa Rosa. 707.545.8530.

Geyserville Gun Club Bar & Lounge

Schedule for Fri, March 16 - Thu, March 22

DINE-IN CINEMA Bruschetta • Paninis • Soups • Salads • Appetizers Bargain Tuesday - $7.50 All Shows Bargain Tuesday $7.00 All Shows Schedule forFri, Fri,April Feb -16th 20th Thu, Feb 26th Schedule for –– Thu, April 22nd Schedule for Fri, June 22nd - Thu, June 28th

Academy Award “Moore Gives Her BestNominee Performance Foreign Language Film!Stone In Years!” – Box Office “RawBest and Riveting!” – Rolling = NOW HIRING! Apply at Box Office! = Demi MooreWITH DavidBASHIR Duchovny WALTZ A MIGHTY HEART (1:00) THE 3:00 5:00 (12:30) 2:45 JONESES 5:00 7:00 7:20 9:15 9:45 RR (12:30) 2:404:30) 4:50 Including 7:10 9:20 2 Academy Award Noms BestRActor! (12:05 2:15 6:50 9:00 PG Academy 8 Great Beers on Tap +Award Wine byNominee the Glass and Bottle

A WRINKLE IN TIME

2 Academy Award Noms Including Best Actor!

Mar 24, Mandy Brooks. 21025 Geyserville Ave, Geyserville. 707.814.0036.

Green Music Center Schroeder Hall

Mar 25, 3pm, Charles RichardHamelin. 1801 E Cotati Ave, Rohnert Park, 866.955.6040.

“A Triumph!” – New “A Glorious Throwback ToYork The Observer More Stylized, THE WRESTLER PG-13 Painterly Work Of Decades Past!” – LA (12:20) 5:10 9:45 R Times LA2:45 VIE EN 7:30 ROSE (1:15 4:10) 7:05 9:45 (12:45) 3:45 6:45OF 9:45 PG-13 THEAward SECRET KELLS 10 Academy Noms Including Best Picture! (1:00) 3:00 5:00 7:00 9:00 NR SLuMDOG MILLIONAIRE “★★★★ – Really, Truly, Deeply – “Superb! No One5:10) Could Make This (12:30 7:30 PG-13 (1:15) 4:00 7:10 9:40 R Believable One of2:50 This Year’s Best!” –9:50 Newsday If It Were Fiction!” – San Francisco Chronicle

BLACK PANTHER

LOVE, SIMON

7 DAYS IN ENTEBBE

ONCE Including 8 Academy Award PRODIGALNoms SONS

(1:00) 3:10 5:20 7:30 9:40 R Best Picture, Actor & Best Director! (12:10 2:30 4:50) 7:15 9:40 PG-13 (2:20) 9:10 Best NR No 9:10 Show Tue or Thu

MILK

MILK – Rolling Stone “Haunting and Hypnotic!” “Wise, Humble and Effortlessly (1:30) 4:10 6:45 Funny!” 9:30 R – Newsweek

TOMB RAIDER

THE GIRL THE TATTOO (1:30 4:15) 6:45 PG-13 Please Note: No 1:30 Show Sat, No Thu PleaseWITH Note: No 1:30 ShowDRAGON Sat,9:15 No 6:45 6:45 Show Show Thu WAITRESS

WAITRESS (1:10) 4:30 7:30 NR (1:30) 4:00 7:10 9:30 Best R Picture! 5 Academy Award Noms Including “★★★1/2! AnFROST/NIXON unexpected Gem!” – USA Today

THOROUGHBREDS

FROST/NIXON (12:15 2:30 4:45) 6:50 9:00 R

Green Music Center Weill Hall

Mar 24, Israeli Chamber Project. Mar 27, William Barclay Memorial Choral Scholarship Concert. 1801 East Cotati Ave, Rohnert Park, 866.955.6040.

Guerneville Library

Mar 21, “Around the World In 30 Instruments” with Four Shillings Short. Mar 24, 2pm, Portuguese folk music with Ramana Vieira. 14107 Armstrong Woods Rd, Guerneville. 707.869.9004.

(2:15)Mysterious, 7:20 R GREENBERG “Swoonly Romatic, Hilarious!” (12:00) R (12:00) 9:50 9:10 R – Slant5:00 Magazine

GRINGO REVOLuTIONARY ROAD “Deliciously unsettling!” PARIS, JE T’AIME SACRED (11:45) 4:45 9:50– RLA Times

THE GHOST WRITER (2:20 4:30) 7:00theNR Subtitled Kevin Jorgenson presents California Premiere of (1:15) 4:15 7:00 9:30 R (2:15) 7:15 PG-13

PuRE: A BOuLDERING FLICK RED SPARROW Michael Moore’s Thu, Feb 26th at 7:15 THE MOST (1:20 4:20)DANGEROuS 7:10 9:50 R SICKO MOVIES IN THE MORNING MAN IN AMERICA

THE SHAPE OF WATER

Starts Fri, June 29th! Fri, Sat, Sun &PENTAGON Mon DANIEL ELLSBERG AND THENow PAPERS Advance Tickets On Sale at Box Office! (1:456:50 4:40) 7:20 9:55 RTue 9:50 AM (12:10) 4:30 NR No7:30 6:50 Show or Thu FROZEN RIVER (12:00) 2:30 5:00 10:00 Tue/Wed: (4:00) 9:55 only Thu: (1:45 4:10) 9:55 onlyAM 10:15 VICKY CRISTINA BARCELONA Their First Joint Venture In 25 Years! 10:20 AM CHANGELING Venessa RedgraveAND Meryl CHONG’S Streep Glenn CloseAM CHEECH 10:40 RACHEL GETTING MARRIED HEY WATCH THIS 2009 LIVE ACTION SHORTS (Fri/Mon Only)) 10:45 AM EVENING ★★★★★ “BENEDICT CUMBERBATCH IS A 10:45 Sat, Apr17th at 11pm & Tue, Apr 20th 8pmAM 2009 ANIMATED SHORTS Only) Starts Fri,(Sun June 29th! BLAZING FIVE-STAR HAMLET.” – Daily Telegraph

NT LIVE: HAMLET Don’t Miss The Encore Performance! Sat, Mar 17 10am

thu disclaiMeR mar 22 8pm/Jazz/$10

PRide celebRation

fri mar 23 feat stePhanie teel band 8pm/Dancing/$10 sat waVy GRaVy, steVe kiMock mar 24 and RaMblin’ Jack elliott 8pm/SOLD OUT thu MidniGht sun mar 29 8pm/Dancing/$10 fri dylan black PRoJect mar 30 8:30pm/Dancing/$10 sat soul fuse mar 31 8:30pm/Dancing/ $10 thu apr 5 fri apr 6

JaMi JaMison band 8pm/Dancing/ $10

VolkeR stRifleR

8:30pm/BLues⁄Dancing/ $10

sat uncle wiGGly apr 7 8:30pm/Dancing/ $10

lacy J. dalton &

fri the dalton GanG apr 13 7:30pm⁄$20 Adv/ $25 DOS (seated Show) RestauRant & Music Venue check out the aRt exhibit Visit ouR website, Redwoodcafe.coM 8240 old Redwood hwy, cotati 707.795.7868

Gundlach Bundschu Winery

Mar 27, 6pm, Titus Andronicus. 2000 Denmark St, Sonoma, 707.938.5277.

HopMonk Sebastopol

Mar 23, Walter Trout. Mar 24, Kingsborough with Forty Feet Tall and Lungs and Limbs. Mar 26, Monday Night Edutainment with Rocker-T. Mar 27, open mic. 230 Petaluma Ave, Sebastopol. 707.829.7300.

HopMonk Sonoma

Mar 23, the Aqua Velvets. Mar 24, Jon Gonzales String Band. 691 Broadway, Sonoma. 707.935.9100.

Hotel Healdsburg

FREE LOCAL LIVE MUSIC

Thu 3⁄22 • Doors 7pm ⁄ $20–$24 • All Ages Grammy Nominated Americana Band Della Mae + The Good Bad Fri 3⁄23 • Doors 8pm ⁄ $35–$40 • 21+ Mason Jennings + Sarah Summer Sat 3⁄24 • Doors 8pm ⁄ $32–$37 • All Ages

The Contribution

feat Tim Carbone (Railroad Earth), Jeff Miller (New Monsoon), Steve Adams (ALO, Nicki Bluhm), Phil Ferlino (New Monsoon), Sheryl Renee & Ezra Lipp (Phil Lesh, Cake) + Nat Keefe and Bryan Horne (of Hot Buttered Rum)

Tue 3⁄27–Thu 3⁄29 • Doors 7pm ⁄ $3950–$4450 • 21+

Green Leaf Rustlers

Mar 24, “Sabor de mi Cuba” with Carlitos Medrano. 25 Matheson St, Healdsburg. 707.431.2800.

feat Chris Robinson Fri 3⁄30–Sat 3⁄31 • Doors 8pm ⁄ $27–$32• 21+

Jamison’s Roaring Donkey

Edge of the West April Fools Ball

Mar 23, Cloudship. 146 Kentucky St, Petaluma. 707.772.5478.

Petty Theft ~ Tom Petty Tribute Sun 4⁄1 • Doors 5pm ⁄ $12–$15 • All Ages

Mar 21, Rivertown Trio. Mar 22, Aqua Velvets. Mar 23, Dirty Red Barn. Mar 24, Second Street Band. Mar 25, Risky Biscuits. Mar 28, ) the Gentlemen

90

CALENDAR THU MAR 22 • LEVI’S WORKSHOP EVERY 2ND AND 4TH THURSDAY AN EVENING WITH 2 SETS! 8PM / 21+ / FREE FRI MAR 23 • SILAS FERMOY CHARLEY PEACH 8PM / 21+ / FREE SAT MAR 24 • FLY BY TRAIN AN EVENING WITH 2 SETS! 8PM / 21+ / FREE

Thu 4⁄5 • Doors 7pm ⁄ $12–$14 • All Ages

MON MAR 26 • BLUES DEFENDERS PRO JAM 7:30PM / 21+ / FREE

Fri 4⁄6 • Doors 8pm ⁄ $22–$27 • All Ages

FRI MAR 30 • TRAIN WRECK JUNCTION AN EVENING WITH 2 SETS! 8PM / 21+ / FREE

Five Alarm Funk

Lagunitas Tap Room

GIGS LIVE MUSIC. NEW STAGE AND SOUND. NEW DANCE FLOOR. NEW AIR CONDITIONING. SUDS TAPS - 18 LOCAL & REGIONAL SELECT CRAFT BEERS & CIDERS. EATS NEW MENU, KITCHEN OPEN ALL DAY FROM 11AM ON. CHECK OUT OUR AWARD WINNING BABY BACK RIBS. DIGS DINING OUT-DOORS. KIDS ALWAYS WELCOME - NEW KID’S MENU. RESERVATIONS FOR 8 OR MORE. HAPPY HOUR M-F 3-6PM. $2 CHICKEN, PORK OR BEEF TACOS. $3 HOUSE CRAFT BEERS.

House Of Floyd

The Music of Pink Floyd Sun 4⁄8 • Doors 7pm ⁄ $14–$17• All Ages

Jerry Joseph (solo)

www.sweetwatermusichall.com 19 Corte Madera Ave, Mill Valley Café 388-1700 | Box Office 388-3850

CHECK OUT OUR FULL MUSIC CALENDAR www.TwinOaksRoadhouse.com Phone 707.795.5118 5745 Old Redwood Hwy Penngrove, CA 94951

NO RTH BAY BO H E M I AN | MAR C H 21-27, 201 8 | BOH E MI A N.COM

Music

89

Dry Creek Kitchen


Music ( 89

NORTH BAY BOH EMI A N | MAR C H 21-27, 20 1 8 | BO H E M I AN.COM

90

Soldiers. 1280 N McDowell Blvd, Petaluma. 707.778.8776.

Local Barrel

Mar 25, 5pm, Gypsy Trio. 490 Mendocino Ave #104, Santa Rosa. 707.890.5433.

Main Street Bistro

Mar 22, Susan Sutton. Mar 23, the Fargo Brothers. Mar 24, Rhythm Drivers. Mar 25, Eric Wiley. Mar 27, Mac & Potter. 16280 Main St, Guerneville. 707.869.0501.

Mc T’s Bullpen

Mar 23, DJ MGB. Mar 24, Stone Peoples Medicine. 16246 First St, Guerneville. 707.869.3377.

6PM TO 10PM

Monroe Dance Hall

NEW WORKS BY CHET ZAR MARK ARMINSKI REUBEN RUDE CHRIS SHAW MARTIN COYLE MATT DEY NITE OWL PAUL IMAGINE JOSHUA MARK LEVY GARY HOUSTON STANLEY MOUSE ZOLTRON

ENJOY BEVERAGES BY SHADY OAK BARREL HOUSE

SPECIAL GUESTS EDWARD PADILLA & MARK MCCLOUD

Mar 24, 6:30pm, Mark St Mary Zydeco Band. 1400 W College Ave, Santa Rosa. 707.529.5450.

Mystic Theatre & Music Hall

Mar 23, Martin Sexton. 23 Petaluma Blvd N, Petaluma. 707.775.6048.

Newman Auditorium

@AGENTINKGALLERY

/AGENTINKGALLERY

531 FIFTH STREET • SANTA ROSA • AGENTINKGALLERY.COM

Mar 23, Poulenc Trio. SRJC, 1501 Mendocino Ave, Santa Rosa. 707.527.4372.

Occidental Center for the Arts

Mar 25, 4pm, “Popular Songs from a Bygone Era” with Meredith Axelrod. 3850 Doris Murphy Ct, Occidental. 707.874.9392.

707.829.7300 230 PETALUMA AVE | SEBASTOPOL

OPEN MIC NIGHT

EVERY TUES AT 7PM WITH CENI FRI MAR 23

WALTER TROUT

+ TOMMY ODETTO TRIO

$25–40/DOORS 7/SHOW 8/21+

SAT MAR 24

KINGSBOROUGH

+ FORTY FEET TALL, LUNGS AND LIMBS $15/DOORS 8/SHOW 8:30/21+

MON MAR 26

MONDAY NIGHT EDUTAINMENT FEAT

SKA 101 W/ ROCKER-T (JAH WARRIOR SHELTER)

$10/$5 B4 10:30/DOORS-SHOW 10/21+

THU MAR 29

“AFTER THE FIRE VOL. 1” RECORD RELEASE AND BENEFIT

FRI, MAR 23

DIO DISCIPLES

WITH SPECIAL GUEST SKITZO THIS ! SAT, MAR 24 AY SATURD CASH & KING CELEBRATING THE MUSIC OF JOHNNY CASH & ELVIS

SAT, MAR 31

THE ATOMIC PUNKS

WITH SPECIAL GUEST ADD/C

SAT, APR 7

JEAN GENIES A TRIBUTE TO

DAVID BOWIE W/SPECIAL GUEST THE TROUBLE WITH MONKEYS SAT, APR 14

EV’S 40TH BIRTHDAY MEGA BASH!

FEAT FEATHERWITCH, SWEET LEAF AND BILL DECKER BAND

$15 /DOORS 7/SHOW 8/21+

SAT, APR 21

CHERYL WHEELER

GUEST

$28/DOORS 7/SHOW 8/21+

SAT, MAY 12

FRI MAR 30

+ KENNY WHITE

SAT MAR 31

BEST OF OPEN MIC

+ STAV REDLICH, THE MUSERS, LEE VANDEVEER TRIO

$10/DOORS 7/SHOW 7:30/ALL AGES

WWW.HOPMONK.COM Book your

next event with us, up to 250, kim@hopmonk.com

THIS ! FRIDAY

ROCK CANDY

WITH SPECIAL

CHOPPIN’ BROCCOLI

AQUA NETT WITH SPECIAL GUEST JOYRIDE

HOUSE OF ROCK 3410 Industrial Drive SANTA ROSA 707.709.6039

TICKETS & INFO:

ROCKSTARUNIVERSITY.COM

The Old Cotati Cabaret Mar 24, Raphael Trio. 85 La Plaza, Cotati. 707.664.8622.

The Phoenix Theater

Mar 23, Act of Defiance and Shattered Sun. 201 Washington St, Petaluma. 707.762.3565.

Pongo’s Kitchen & Tap Mar 22, 6:30pm, Billy D. 701 Sonoma Mountain Pkwy, Petaluma. 707.774.5226.

Ray’s Deli & Tavern

Wed, 6pm, open mic session. 900 Western Ave, Petaluma. 707.762.9492.

Redwood Cafe

Mar 21, singer-songwriter competition. Mar 23, Community PRIDE Dance with Stephanie Teel Band. Mar 25, 3pm, old time fiddle jam. Mar 25, 6pm, Irish jam session. Mar 26, Open Mic with DJ Loisaida. Mar 27, Pop-Up Jazz Jam with Debra Anderson. 8240 Old Redwood Hwy, Cotati. 707.795.7868.

The Reel Fish Shop & Grill

Mar 22, Dumpstaphunk. Mar

23, Train Wreck Junction. Mar 24, the Pulsators. 401 Grove St, Sonoma. 707.343.0044.

Rio Nido Roadhouse

Mar 24, Out of the Blue. 14540 Canyon 2 Rd, Rio Nido. 707.869.0821.

Rock Star University House of Rock Mar 24, Cash & King. 3410 Industrial Dr, Santa Rosa. 707.791.3482.

Ruth McGowan’s Brewpub

Mar 24, the Fitch Mountaineers. 131 E First St, Cloverdale. 707.894.9610.

Santa Rosa Central Library

Mar 24, 11am, “Around the World In 30 Instruments” with Four Shillings Short. 211 E St, Santa Rosa. 707.545.0831.

Sebastopol Community Center

Mar 23, the Kathy Kallick Bluegrass Band. 390 Morris St, Sebastopol. 707.823.1511.

Sonoma Speakeasy

Mar 21, the Acrosonics. Mar 22, Atomic Cocktail. Mar 23, the New Copasetics. Mar 24, the New Hip Replacements. Mar 25, 5pm, Jesse Lee Kincaid Band. Mar 25, 8:30pm, Sonoma blues jam. Mar 27, American roots night with Lou Rodriguez and friends. 452 First St E, Ste G, Sonoma. 707.996.1364.

Sonoma Valley Regional Library

Mar 24, 2:30pm, “Around the World In 30 Instruments” with Four Shillings Short. 755 W Napa St, Sonoma. 707.939.0379.

Spancky’s Bar

Mar 23, Janie & the Reformed. 8201 Old Redwood Hwy, Cotati. 707.664.0169.

The Star

Mar 25, Coyote Slim. 6957 Sebastopol Ave, Sebastopol. 707.634.6390.

Stout Brothers Irish Pub

Mar 22, Wendy DeWitt and Kirk Harwood. 527 Fourth St, Santa Rosa. 707.636.0240.

Twin Oaks Roadhouse

Mar 22, Levi’s Workshop with Levi Lloyd. Mar 23, Silas Fermoy and Charley Peach. Mar 24, Fly by Train. Mar 26, the Blues Defenders pro jam. 5745 Old Redwood Hwy, Penngrove. 707.795.5118.

Whiskey Tip

Mar 24, I-Trinity. 1910 Sebastopol Rd, Santa Rosa. 707.843.5535.

MARIN COUNTY Fenix

Mar 23, Johnny Vegas Band. Mar 24, Silver Moon Big Band. Mar 25, Katy Guillen & the Girls. 919 Fourth St, San Rafael. 415.813.5600.

George’s Nightclub

Mar 23, Noche Exoctica. Mar 24, DJ Party. 842 Fourth St, San Rafael. 415.226.0262.

HopMonk Novato

Mar 22, Country Line Dancing. 224 Vintage Way, Novato. 415.892.6200.

Iron Springs Pub & Brewery

Mar 21, Fog Holler. 765 Center Blvd, Fairfax. 415.485.1005.

L’Appart Resto

Mar 22, Amanda Addleman and Lee Dynes. 636 San Anselmo Ave, San Anselmo. 415.256.9884.

Marin Country Mart

Mar 23, 5:30pm, Friday Night Jazz with Susan Sutton. Mar 25, 12:30pm, Folkish Festival with Stereo Archive. 2257 Larkspur Landing Circle, Larkspur. 415.461.5700.

19 Broadway Club

Mar 21, songwriters in the round with Danny Uzi. Mar 22, Elvis Johnson’s Soul Revue. Mar 23, 5:30pm, the Weissmen. Mar 23, 9pm, Points North with Phantom Power and Damon LeGall Band. Mar 24, 3pm, Jai Josef Trio. Mar 24, 9:30pm, the Humidors and Sucker Mcs. Mar 25, 5:30pm, Connie Ducey and friends. Mar 25, 9:30pm, hip-hop shop with Harrison Lee. Mar 26, open mic. Mar 27, Eddie Neon blues jam. Mar 28, the Well Known Strangers. 17 Broadway Blvd, Fairfax. 415.459.1091.

No Name Bar

Mar 21, Deer Head Fridge. Mar 22, Jazzitude. Mar 23, Michael Aragon Quartet. Mar 24, Chris Saunders Band. Mar 25, Timothy O & Co. Mar 26, Kimrea & the Dreamdogs. Mar 27, open mic. Mar 28, Fly by Train. 757 Bridgeway, Sausalito. 415.332.1392.

Old St Hilary’s Landmark

Mar 25, 4pm, Duo Violão Brasil. 201 Esperanza, Tiburon. 415.435.1853.

Osteria Divino

Mar 21, Brian Moran Trio. Mar 22, Ian McArdle Trio. Mar 23, Barrio Manouche. Mar 24, Marcos Sainz Trio. Mar 25, Jeff Denson’s Open Sky Trio. Mar 27, Greg Jacobs Duo.


Ray Concepcion

91 10:30-1:00-2:00-3:30-6:00-7:00-8:30 Weds 3/28 & Thurs 3/29: 10:30-1:00-3:30-6:00-8:30 Leaning Into the Wind PG 10:45-1:45-4:00-6:15-8:45 Back to Burgundy NR 11:00-1:30-4:15-6:45-9:15 The Leisure Seeker R 10:45-1:15-3:45-6:30-9:00 Tues 3/27 only: 10:45-1:15-3:45 7 Days in Entebbe R 9:20pm Ends Tues 3/27! The Shape of Water R 11:15am Ends Mon 3/26!

MARCH 24 - 25

The Ladies of Broadway from Transcendence WED, APRIL 4

I’m With Her

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri R 4:30pm Ends Tues 3/27! Isle of Dogs PG13 Opens Weds 3/28!

SPACIOUS PUNK Patrick Strickland leads experimental punk rockers Titus

Andronicus down another unexpected road when they perform on Tuesday, March 27, at Gun Bun Winery in Sonoma. See Clubs & Venues, p89.

Mar 28, Jonathan Poretz. 37 Caledonia St, Sausalito. 415.331.9355.

Panama Hotel Restaurant

Mar 21, Vardo. Mar 22, C-JAM with Connie Ducey. Mar 27, Joan Getz Trio. Mar 28, Lorin Rowan. 4 Bayview St, San Rafael. 415.457.3993.

Papermill Creek Saloon Mar 21, OMEN. Mar 22, Phil Wood and Danny Dickson. Mar 23, Launch Party. Mar 24, Michael Saliani Band. Mar 25, the Weissmen. 1 Castro, Forest Knolls. 415.488.9235.

Peri’s Silver Dollar

Mar 22, Mark’s Jam Sammich. Mar 23, El Cajon. Mar 24, El Radio Fantastique. Mar 25, Chrissy Lynne and friends. Mar 26, open mic. 29 Broadway, Fairfax. 415.459.9910.

Rancho Nicasio

Mar 23, Beer Scouts. Mar 24, Shana Morrison. Mar 25, 5pm, Wendy DeWitt’s piano party with Lady Bianca. 1 Old Rancheria Rd, Nicasio. 415.662.2219.

Rickey’s Restaurant & Bar

Mar 21, Tracy Rose Trio. Mar 27, Chime Travelers. Mar 28, Kimrea & the Dreamdogs. 250 Entrada Dr, Novato. 415.883.9477.

Sausalito Seahorse

Mar 22, KiANA and friends. Mar 23, Reed Fromer Band. Mar 24, Julio Bravo & Salsabor. Mar 25, 4pm, Candela with Edgardo Cambon. 305 Harbor View Dr, Sausalito. 415.331.2899.

Smiley’s Schooner Saloon

Andaz Napa

Sweetwater Music Hall

Blue Note Napa

Mar 21, Kanekoa. Mar 22, Sean Carscadden Duo. Mar 23-25, Spyro Gyra. Mar 27, High and Mighty Brass Band. Mar 28, the King Street Giants. 1030 Main St, Napa. 707.603.1258.

Terrapin Crossroads

Buster’s Southern Barbecue

Throckmorton Theatre Mar 21, 12pm, the Liberty Street Trio. Mar 21, 7:30pm, Mill Valley Middle School Chamber Music concer. Mar 28, 12pm, Bradetich-Grove Duo. 142 Throckmorton Ave, Mill Valley. 415.383.9600.

Tomales Town Hall

Mar 25, 2pm, Rob Watson with Vernon Black. 1207 Foothill Blvd, Calistoga. 707.942.5605.

Ca’ Momi Osteria

Mar 23, the Incubators. Mar 24, Roots Man Project. 1141 First St, Napa. 707.224.6664.

Deco Lounge at Capp Heritage Vineyards Mar 24, Blithedale Canyon. 1245 First St, Napa. 707.254.1922.

JaM Cellars Ballroom at the Margrit Mondavi Theatre Mar 24, No Quarter. 1030 Main St, Napa. 707.880.2300.

River Terrace Inn

Mar 24, 6pm, Assateague with Appreciation Society and Sugar Candy Mountain. 27150 Shoreline Hwy, Tomales. 707.878.2006.

Mar 23, 5:30pm, Craig Corona. Mar 24, 5:30pm, Smorgy. 1600 Soscol Ave, Napa. 707.320.9000.

Trek Winery

Mar 24, When Doves Cry. Mar 25, 4pm, Rhinestone featuring Andrew Kahrs. 530 Main St, Napa. 707.251.5833.

Mar 23, Todos Santos. 1026 Machin Ave, Novato. 415.899.9883.

Silo’s

TUE, APRIL 24 RODNEY STRONG VINEYARDS DANCE SERIES

Versa-Style Dance Co. FRI, APRIL 27

Pacific Rim: Uprising Sherlock Gnomes • Tomb Raider A Wrinkle in Time Avengers: Infinity War

Mar 24, Vince Costanza. Mar 28, David Ronconi. 1450 First St, Napa. 707.687.1234.

Mar 22, Della Mae and the Good Bad. Mar 23, Mason Jennings and Sarah Summer. Mar 26, 5:30pm, Crossroads Music School concert. 19 Corte Madera Ave, Mill Valley. 415.388.3850.

Mar 22, Free Peoples. Mar 23, Top 40 Friday dance party with Talley Up. Mar 24, surf rock night with Sandy’s. Mar 25, 12:30pm, Chris Haugen and friends. Mar 25, 7pm, Yonder Mountain String Band. Mar 26, Grateful Mondays with Stu Allen. Mar 27, Colonel & the Mermaids. Mar 28, Danny Click & the Hell Yeahs. 100 Yacht Club Dr, San Rafael. 415.524.2773.

11:00-1:30-4:15-7:00-9:20 Sneak Previews Tues 3/27 @7:00-9:20 551 SUMMERFIELD ROAD • SANTA ROSA 707.525.8909 • SUMMERFIELDCINEMAS.COM

NAPA COUNTY

Mar 22, Joe Kaplow. Mar 23, See Night. Mar 24, This Old Earthquake. 41 Wharf Rd, Bolinas. 415.868.1311.

See You Around Tour Sara Watkins, Sarah Jarosz, and Aoife O’Donovan

Mavis Staples

Tickets on sale now for advance screenings on 4/26

Bistro Menu Items, Beer & Wine available in all 4 Auditoriums

SHOWTIMES: ravenfilmcenter.com 707.525.8909 • HEALDSBURG

Lunch & Dinner Sat & Sun Brunch

Fireside Dining 7 Days a Week

Din n er & A Show Fri

Mar 23 Beer Scouts

Rock N Roll Party 8:00 / No Cover Sat Shana Morrison 8:30 24 Mar

DeWitt with Guest Mar 25 Wendy Lady Bianca 5:00 / No Cover Sun Fri

Mar 30 Lowatters 8:00 / No Cover

e Sat Dancty! Mar 31 Tom Rigney & Par Flambeau Cajun Orkestra 8:30

Join us for our A nnuAl

Easter Sunday Buffet

A pr 1, 10Am–4pm Reservations Advised Fri

Apr 6

Buck Nickels and Loose Change

8:00 / No Cover

Chuck Prophet and the Mission Express 8:30 Sat Danny Click and the 14 Apr Hell Yeahs! 8:30 Sat

707.546.3600 lutherburbankcenter.org

Apr 7

Marin’s Favorite Son!

Bill Champlin’s WunderGround CD Release Party

Saturday, Apr 21, 8:30 Reservations Advised

415.662.2219

On the Town Square, Nicasio www.ranchonicasio.com

FRIDAY

MAR 23 SATURDAY

MARTIN SEXTON WITH CHRIS

TRAPPER

AMERICANA• DOORS 7:30PM • 21+

FRANKIE BOOTS WITH EASY

DUO, T-LUKE & THE TIGHT MAR 24 LEAVES SUITS AMERICANA• DOORS 7:30PM • 21+ FRIDAY

MAR 30 SATURDAY

THE SOUL SECTION WITH DJ

RISE

FUNK• DOORS 7:30PM • 21+

EPIC BEARD MEN

(SAGE FRANCIS & B. DOLAN) MAR 31 HIP-HOP• DOORS 7:30PM • 21+

SUNDAY

TROUT STEAK REVIVAL

WITH DUSTY GREEN BONES APR 1 BAND BLUEGRASS• DOORS 7:30PM • 21+

SATURDAY

APR 7

SUPER DIAMOND

COVERS⁄TRIBUTE• DOORS 7PM • 21+

THURSDAY

ALBOROSIE WITH TRIBAL

SATURDAY

MUSTACHE HARBOR

PURE ROOTS & EARL APR 12 THEORY, ZERO REGGAE• DOORS 7:30PM • 21+

APR 14

COVERS⁄TRIBUTE• DOORS 8PM • 21+

4/18 Devin The Dude, 4/21 Bebel Gilberto, 4/22 Kiefer Sutherland, 4/24 Kinky Friedman, 4/25 La Santa Cecilia, 4/27 The Hots with The Grain, 4/29 Mipso, 5/4 People Under the Stairs, 5/6 Erika Wennerstrom (of Heartless Bastards), 5/12 Mike Love, 5/18 Asleep at the Wheel

WWW.MYSTICTHEATRE.COM 23 PETALUMA BLVD N. PETALUMA, CA 94952

NO RTH BAY BO H E M I AN | MAR C H 21-27, 201 8 | BOH E MI A N.COM

Honorable 3/23–3/29 The Death of Stalin R


N ORT H BAY BOH E MI A N | MA R C H 21-27, 201 8 | BOHE M I A N.COM

92

Arts Events Galleries RECEPTIONS Mar 23

Desta Art & Tea Gallery, “Varying Degrees,” a new exhibition featuring works by Paul D Gibson, ho shifts perspectives of ordinary objects through light, shadow and settings. 6pm. 417 San Anselmo Ave, San Anselmo. 6. 415.524.8932.

Mar 24

Calabi Gallery, “March Mélange,” exhibit features a retrospective of multimedia artist Beatrice Benjamin and works by Adela Akers, Alan Azhderian and Joyce Artel Hulbert. 4pm. 456 10th St, Santa Rosa. 707.781.7070. History Museum of Sonoma County, “Santa Rosa,” exhibition presents a look at the people, places and events that formed Santa Rosa 150 years ago and more. 1pm. 425 Seventh St, Santa Rosa. 707.579.1500.

SONOMA COUNTY Arts Guild of Sonoma

Through Mar 31, “Dreams & Whimsy,” escape from the everyday and step into a world of weird, wonderful and surreal art. 140 E Napa St, Sonoma. Wed-Thurs and Sun-Mon, 11 to 5; Fri-Sat, 11 to 8. 707.996.3115.

Chroma Gallery

Through Mar 25, “Healing By Art: After the Fires,” exhibition of art, sculpture and photography reflects the aftermath of October’s wildfires and features many works created from salvaged materials. 312 South A St, Santa Rosa. 707.293.6051.

Finley Community Center

Through Mar 23, “National Arts Program Exhibit,” annual show provides local artists of all ages with a forum to showcase

their artistic accomplishments. 2060 W College Ave.,, Santa Rosa. Mon-Fri, 8 to 6; Sat, 9 to 11am. 707.543.3737.

Petaluma. Tues-Sat, 11 to 5. 707.762.5600.

Fulton Crossing

Through Mar 31, “Women and the Search for Wisdom,” exhibit celebrates Women’s History Month. 20 Fourth St, Petaluma. Wed-Sat, 10 to 4; Sun, noon to 3; tours by appointment on Mon-Tues. 707.778.4398.

Through Mar 31, March Show at Fulton Crossing,” this month’s featured artist is Jeff Sidlow, who creates stunning mandalas through digital art. Reception, Mar 16 at 5pm. 1200 River Rd, Fulton. Sat-Sun, noon to 5pm 707.536.3305.

Graton Gallery

Through Apr 1, “Graton Gallery’s Partners & Friends Show,” featuring works by 20 artists. 9048 Graton Rd, Graton. Tues-Sat, 10:30 to 6; Sun, 10:30 to 4. 707.829.8912.

Hammerfriar Gallery

Petaluma Historical Library & Museum

Petaluma Library

Through Mar 30, “Petaluma Arts Association Spring Show,” show honors, in memoriam, longtime PAA members Mary Bales and Darold Graves, whose work displays with other members’ paintings and sculpture. 100 Fairgrounds Dr, Petaluma. 707.763.9801.

Through Mar 31, “Art Moura,” Sebastopol artist shows works from his massive assemblage works inspired by African Masks. 132 Mill St, Ste 101, Healdsburg. Tues-Fri, 10 to 6. Sat, 10 to 5. 707.473.9600.

Pie Eyed Open Studio

History Museum of Sonoma County

Sebastopol Center for the Arts

Through Apr 1, “Bear in Mind,” traveling exhibition examines the history of the grizzly bear in California and how it came to represent the state. 425 Seventh St, Santa Rosa. TuesSun, 11 to 4. 707.579.1500.

Jesse Peter Multicultural Museum

Mar 24-25, “Bits & Pieces” featuring the work of artists Rebeca Trevino and Susandra Spicer. 2371 Gravenstein Hwy S, Sebastopol. Sat-Sun, 12pm to 4pm 707.477.9442.

Through Mar 25, “Imagine This,” includes close to 1000 drawings, paintings and sculptures by young artists from local elementary schools, with a theme of “creatures.” Reception, Mar 9 at 6pm. 282 S High St, Sebastopol. Tues-Fri, 10 to 4; Sat-Sun, 1 to 4. 707.829.4797.

Through Apr 12, “Cultural Alchemy: From Minerals to Masterpieces,” explore the history of SRJC’s museum as part of the junior college’s 100-year anniversary. SRJC, 1501 Mendocino Ave, Santa Rosa. Weekdays, noon to 4 707.527.4479.

Sebastopol Gallery

La Crema Tasting Room

Sebastopol Library

Through Mar 31, “The Flowing World,” exhibit features Wine Country inspired landscape paintings in oil by Sonoma County artist Clay Vajgrt. 235 Healdsburg Ave, Healdsburg. Daily, 10:30am–5:30pm 707.431.9400.

Petaluma Arts Center

Through Mar 24, “Power of Ten: Scaling Up,” Petaluma Arts Center celebrates a decade of art with 10 artists exploring scale and interconnectedness in paintings, sculpture, and other media. 230 Lakeville St,

Through Mar 25, “The Essence of Spirit,” jeweler Michelle Hoting and artist Susan St Thomas are featured for the months of February and March. 150 N Main St, Sebastopol. Open daily, 11 to 6. 707.829.7200. Through Apr 2, “Ryan Douglas & Sara Pringle,” the two young painters share very different interpretations with dynamic and unique perspectives. Reception, Mar 19 at 6pm. 7140 Bodega Ave, Sebastopol. MonTues, 1 to 5 and 6 to 9; WedSat, 1 to 5. 707.823.7691.

Sonoma Valley Museum of Art

Through Apr 15, “An Eye for Adventure,” photographs by author and world traveler Jack London are displayed alongside “Libros de Artista,” featuring books created by

REAL WORLDS New wildlife film on rare Philippines eagle, ‘Bird of Prey,’ opens the 11th annual Sebastopol Documentary Film Festival on Thursday, March 22, at the Sebastopol Center for the Arts. See Film, adjacent page.

Latin American artists. 551 Broadway, Sonoma. Wed-Sun, 11 to 5. 707.939.SVMA.

Circle, Yountville. Wed-Sun, 11 to 4. 707.944.0500.

Steele Lane Community Center

Comedy

Through Mar 25, “Grace Fong: Viewpoints,” local artist who discovered painting later in life shows her latest works. 415 Steele Lane, Santa Rosa. Mon-Thurs, 8 to 7; Fri, 8 to 5. 707.543.3282.

Upstairs Art Gallery

Through Mar 25, “Birds’ Eye View,” watercolor paintings by Ron Sumner show Sonoma County vistas from a soaring perspective. Reception, Mar 17 at 2pm. 306 Center St, Healdsburg. Sun-Thurs, 11 to 6; Fri-Sat, 11 to 9. 707.431.4214.

West County Museum

Through Apr 1, “Sebastopol Depot Centennial,” Western Sonoma County Historical Society celebrate 100 years since the construction of the depot that served the P&SR Railroad and is now the society’s headquarters. 261 S Main St, Sebastopol. Thurs-Sun, 1 to 4. 707.829.6711.

NAPA COUNTY Napa Valley Museum

Through Apr 1, “The Art of Chocolate,” Napa Valley’s finest chocolatiers take inspiration from Julia Child to create delicious works of art. Through May 20, “France Is a Feast,” world-premiere exhibit is a photographic journey of Paul and Julia Child with rarely seen images from Paris in the mid20th century. 55 Presidents

combines professional arts and acrobatics in it’s “Under the Big Top” performance. Mar 24, 7pm and Mar 25, 2pm. $12-$18. Summerfield Waldorf School & Farm, 655 Willowside Rd, Santa Rosa. 707.575.7194.

Brew-Ski Week Improv with the Gentlemen Basterds

Festival of Carousel Animals

Comedy Night at Silo’s

Jazz on the Menu

Buy the improv troupe a beer and watch them make up comedy on the spot. Mar 23, 8pm. $15. 6th Street Playhouse, 52 W Sixth St, Santa Rosa. 707.523.4185.

Dan St Paul, Jason Sohm and Roman Guzman deliver laughs in Napa. Mar 22, 8pm. $7-$10. Silo’s, 530 Main St, Napa. 707.251.5833.

Laugh, Dance, Give

Night of comedy, dancing and a silent auction raises funds for Sonoma County nonprofit organization Restorative Resources in Santa Rosa. Mar 24, 7:30pm. $50. The Laugh Cellar, 5755 Mountain Hawk Way, Santa Rosa. 707.843.3824.

Wendy Liebman

Standup veteran was regular on “The Late Show with David Letterman” and appeared on “The Tonight Show” with both Johnny Carson and Jay Leno. Mar 25, 7:30pm. $20. Trek Winery, 1026 Machin Ave, Novato, marincomedyshow.com.

Tour gardens populated with fantastical creatures crafted for carousels around the world. Sat-Sun through Apr 8. Garden Valley Ranch, 498 Pepper Rd, Petaluma, gardenvalley.com. Eighth annual fundraiser for Healdsburg Jazz Festival’s music education programs features the Dry Creek Trio and a three-course dinner. Mar 21, 6pm. $100. Healdsburg Shed, 25 North St, Healdsburg. 707.431.7433.

Pints for Paws

Live music, raffle prizes and tacos and beer raise funds for Sonoma County Wildlife Rescue. Mar 26, 5:30pm. $10$25. Lagunitas Tap Room, 1280 N McDowell Blvd, Petaluma. 707.778.8776.

Field Trips Bill & Dave’s Hikes

Events Circus Waldissima

Sonoma County’s only circus

Join an informative hike in the northern part of Hood Mountain Regional Park and McCormick Addition of Sugarloaf. Mar 24, 10am. Free. Sugarloaf Ridge State


Fire Recovery Walk

Film Back to Burgundy

Set in a family vineyard, the new drama screens with a wine reception and post-screening panel featuring local winery owners. Mar 24, 6pm. Smith Rafael Film Center, 1118 Fourth St, San Rafael. 415.454.1222.

DreambodyEarthbody

Experimental documentary video by Paratheatre director Antero Alli screens with Q&A. Mar 21, 7:30pm. $5-$10. Sebastopol Masonic Lodge, 373 N Main St, Sebastopol.

The Female Brain

Renowned author Louann Brizendine presents and discusses the unconventional movie adaptation of her bestselling science book. Mar 27, 7pm. Smith Rafael Film Center, 1118 Fourth St, San Rafael. 415.454.1222.

Sebastopol Documentary Film Festival

Eleventh annual festival showcases diverse and compelling documentaries from local and international filmmakers. Mar 22-25. Sebastopol Center for the Arts, 282 S High St, Sebastopol, sebastopolfilmfestival.org.

Sonoma International Film Festival

Celebrating its 21st year, the festival features a slew of upcoming A-list and independent films from around the globe screening at venues within walking distance, with Sonoma chefs and gala dinner events. Mar 21-25. Sonoma Community Center, 276 E Napa St, Sonoma, sonomafilmfest.org.

Food & Drink Artisan Cheese Festival

Series concludes with 2017 cime comedy “Maktub,” about a pair of thugs who change their ways and become dogooders. Mar 27, 1 and 7:30pm. $11-$14. Rialto Cinemas, 6868 McKinley St, Sebastopol. 707.525.4840.

More than 100 artisan cheese and food producers, winemakers, brewers and chefs offer their hand-crafted products in a banquet for the senses. Mar 25, 12pm. $50. Sonoma County Fairgrounds, 1350 Bennett Valley Rd, Santa Rosa. 707.545.4200.

Jane

Mad Hatter Tea Party

Israeli Film Festival

Anthropologist Kelly Stewart Harcourt is on hand to talk about studying apes, as the acclaimed Jane Goodall documentary screens. Mar 27, 5pm. Cameo Cinema, 1340 Main St, St Helena. 707.963.9779.

Marin 1915: A Cinematic Journey

View a rare 1915 film created by Marin’s Board of Education for the San Francisco 1915 World’s Fair. Mar 26, 10:30am.

Take a trip down the rabbit hole for a Mad Hatter-themed tea party. Mar 25, 12pm. $50. Tudor Rose English Tea Room, 733 Fourth St, Santa Rosa. 707.535.2045.

Miminashi Tiki Night

Polynesian-themed night features tropical cocktails, eclectic cuisine and laid back vibes. Reservations recommended. Mar 21, 5:30pm. Miminashi, 821 Coombs St, Napa. 707.254.9464.

Pop-Up Paella

Fabulous culinary experience features authentic paella prepared right in front of you. Advance tickets required. Thurs, Mar 22, 6pm. $35. The Laugh Cellar, 5755 Mountain Hawk Way, Santa Rosa. 707.843.3824.

Tides Wharf Crab Feed

Series features chilled Dungeness crab and all the fixings. Reservations are recommended. Fri, Mar 23, 5pm. $60 and up. Tides Wharf Restaurant, 835 Hwy One, Bodega Bay. 707.875.3652.

M.A. Organization Development Ready to make a difference? Guide the redesign of organizational structures, work processes, and governance to develop holistically sound organizations. Info Session Wednesday, April 4 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Rachel Carson Hall 44D, SSU

Lectures

$5 parking pass required in SSU general lots

Back to the Garden: Eve & Mary Magdalene

sonoma.edu/exed/orgdev

Lecture traces the theme of paradise lost and found through art, followed by wine and cheese reception, poetry reading and live music. Mar 25, 4pm. $25-$30. Petaluma Historical Library & Museum, 20 Fourth St, Petaluma. 707.778.4398.

Being a Kid in Old West Marin

Marin historian Dewey Livingston presents a slide show featuring historical photographs and recollections of the Point Reyes and Tomales Bay area. Mar 25, 4pm. Dance Palace, 503 B St, Pt Reyes Station. 415.663.1075.

From Hippie to Chassid

Video presentation and lecture looks at Reuven Green’s story of perseverance and integrity. Mar 27, 7pm. Chabad Jewish Center of Novato, 7430 Redwood Blvd, Suite D, Novato. 415.878.6770.

Guns vs. Butter: One Year into the Trump Presidency

Six-week lecture series introduces the “three presidencies” concept– domestic affairs, foreign policy and national security–as it relates to the current administration. Mar 22, 10am. $95. Raven Theater, 115 North St, Healdsburg, healdsburg-ca. aauw.net.

) 94

MAOD@sonoma.edu

707.664.3977

<<<

EMF Safety Network hosts a screening of the new documentary about the health risks of wireless technology with a discussion. Mar 21, 7pm. Free. First Presbyterian Church of San Rafael, 1510 Fifth St, San Rafael, emfsafetynetwork.org.

Petaluma Film Alliance presents significant classic and modern films with guests, lectures and discussions. This week, new documentary “All the Wild Horses” screens with director Ivo Marloh in attendance. Mar 28, 6pm. $6/$45 season pass. Carole L Ellis Auditorium, 680 Sonoma Mountain Pkwy, Petaluma, petalumafilmalliance.org.

Special menus highlight oysters in all their glory. Mar 26-31. Left Bank Brasserie, 507 Magnolia Ave, Larkspur. 415.927.3331.

<<<

Generation Zapped

Petaluma Cinema Series

93

Oyster Fete 2018

NO RTH BAY BO H E M I AN | MAR C H 21-27, 201 8 | BOH E MI A N.COM

Join park naturalists to learn how to interpret fire landscapes at Sugarloaf that burned in the recent wildfires. Mar 25, 10am. $10. Sugarloaf Ridge State Park, 2605 Adobe Canyon Rd, Kenwood. 707.833.5712.

Free. Corte Madera Library. 707 Meadowsweet Dr, Corte Madera. 707.924.6444.

Degree

Park, 2605 Adobe Canyon Rd, Kenwood. 707.833.5712.


NORTH BAY BOH E MI A N | MAR C H 21-27, 20 1 8 | BO H E M I AN.COM

94

A E

( 93

Harlot, Heroine or Heretic? Christian female saint Salome’s obscured legacy is explored in this talk. Mar 26, 7pm. $30. Petaluma Historical Library & Museum, 20 Fourth St, Petaluma. 707.778.4398.

State of Homelessness in Sonoma County Join a meaningful discussion on homelessness and the collaborative approaches, resources and best practices gleaned from other metro areas. Mar 26, 12pm. Free. Newman Auditorium, SRJC, 1501 Mendocino Ave, Santa Rosa. 707.527.4372.

Readings Aqus Cafe Mar 26, 7pm, “The Secret Life of Mrs London” with Rebecca Rosenberg. 189 H St, Petaluma 707.778.6060.

Book Passage Mar 21, 7pm, “This Messy Magnificent Life” with Geneen Roth. Mar 22, 7pm, “Happiness” with Aminatta Forna. Mar 24, 11am, “The Wonder Down Under” with Dr Nina Brochmann and Ellen Stokken Dahl. Mar 24, 4pm, “Through the Bookstore Window” with Bill Petrocelli. Mar 24, 7pm, “Dreaming of France” with Kerry Campbell. Mar 25, 1pm, “Vegetarian Viet Nam” with Cameron Stauch. Mar 25, 4pm, “Greater Gotham” with Mike Wallace. Mar 26, 7pm, “In Praise of Difficult Women” with Karen Karbo. Mar 27, 7pm, “The Tuscan Child” with Rhys Bowen. Mar 28, 7pm, “To Die But Once” with Jacqueline Winspear. 51 Tamal Vista Blvd, Corte Madera 415.927.0960.

Book Passage By-the-Bay Mar 27, 6pm, “Resilient” with Dr Rick Hanson. 100 Bay St, Sausalito 415.339.1300.

Glaser Center Mar 24, 6pm, “The Wilds Beyond Our Fences: Letters to My Daughter On Humanity’s Search for Home” with Bayo Akomolafe. Free. 547 Mendocino Ave, Santa Rosa 707.568.5381.

Napa Bookmine at Oxbow

Mar 24, 12pm, “I, Lincoln, Did Not Ask for This” with Larisa Stephenson and Annie Ruygt. 610 First St, Shop 4, Napa. 707.726.6575.

Novato Copperfield’s Books

Mar 24, 7pm, “Know Me Here: An Anthology of Poetry by Women” with Katherine Hastings. 999 Grant Ave, Novato 415.763.3052.

Osher Marin JCC

Mar 27, 7pm, “The Middle Place” with Kelly Corrigan. 200 N San Pedro Rd, San Rafael 415.444.8000.

Petaluma Historical Library & Museum

Mar 28, 7pm, “How a Mountain Was Made” with Greg Sarris. $5 donation. 20 Fourth St, Petaluma 707.778.4398.

Readers’ Books

Mar 22, 7pm, “Through the Bookstore Window” with Bill Petrocelli. Mar 28, 6:30pm, “My Sonoma: Valley of the Moon” with Bill Lynch. 130 E Napa St, Sonoma 707.939.1779.

Santa Rosa Copperfield’s Books

Mar 24, 7pm, “How a Mountain Was Made” with Greg Sarris. 775 Village Court, Santa Rosa 707.578.8938.

Sebastopol Copperfield’s Books

Mar 23, 7pm, “Song of a Captive Bird” with Jasmin Darznik. 138 N Main St, Sebastopol 707.823.2618.

Theater Dead Man’s Cell Phone

Ross Valley Players present a new comedy about how we memorialize the dead and our need to connect in a technologically obsessed world. Through Mar 25. $15$27. Barn Theatre, Marin Art and Garden Center, 30 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, Ross, rossvalleyplayers.com.

The Gumshoe Murders Get a Clue Productions presents a new murdermystery dinner theater show about a 1940s detective caught in a web of deception. Reservations required. Sat, Mar 24, 7pm. $68. Charlie’s Restaurant, Windsor Golf Club, 1320 19th Hole Dr, Windsor, getaclueproductions.com.

Guys & Dolls

Justin-Siena’s award-winning theatre program returns with the classical gangster musical. Through Mar 25. $25. Napa Valley Performing Arts Center at Lincoln Theater, 100 California Dr, Yountville. 707.944.9900.

In the Heights

Throckmorton Youth Performers present Lin Manuel Miranda’s debut musical about New York City’s Washington Heights neighborhood. Through Mar 25. Throckmorton Theatre, 142 Throckmorton Ave, Mill Valley. 415.383.9600.

The Language of Flowers

Curtain Call Theatre presents the California premiere of the intriguing mystery from celebrated playwright Gary Kayner. Includes mature content. Through Mar 24. $15-$20. Russian River Hall, 20347 Hwy 116, Monte Rio. 707.524.8739.

Noises Off

One of the funniest theatrical farces ever, this ensemble work about a second-rate theatre company features missed cues, forgotten lines, slamming doors and sardines flying everywhere. Through Mar 31. $20-$33. 6th Street Playhouse, 52 W Sixth St, Santa Rosa. 707.523.4185.

The Realistic Joneses

Left Edge Theatre presents the wonderfully weird comedy about two suburban couples with intertwining identities. Through Mar 25. $25-$40. Luther Burbank Center for the Arts, 50 Mark West Springs Rd, Santa Rosa. 707.546.3600.

Twelfth Night

Sonoma State University’s department of theatre arts presents Shakespeare’s gender-tangled tale of love, mischief and mistaken identity Through Mar 31. $5-$17. Evert B. Person Theater, SSU, 1801 E Cotati Ave, Rohnert Park. 707.664.4246.

The BOHEMIAN’s calendar is produced as a service to the community. If you have an item for the calendar, send it to calendar@bohemian. com, or mail it to: NORTH BAY BOHEMIAN, 847 Fifth St, Santa Rosa CA 95404. Events costing more than $65 may be withheld. Deadline is two weeks prior to desired publication date.


BOHEMIAN

PLACE AN AD: Phone: 707.527.1200, Monday-Friday 8:30am-5:30pm Fax: 707.527.1288 | Email: sales@bohemian.com

300 hr. Adv. Yoga Teacher Training Premier Bay Area Teachers

I am a local individual looking for Cannabis businesses to invest in.

Sep 2018-2019 EArly Bird

diScountS Only 18/per Save $ 900 if paid $

class hr

by March

Alterations Bridal and Everyday

Jean Elliot

P.O.S.T.

707.829.1704

Wellness by Design 224A Weller St. Petaluma 707.762.7678

John 415.297.3824

postwellnessbydesigncom

&

Alternative Health Well-Being SUBOXONE

HAPPY HOUR Thursday 4–6pm

available for Safe Oxy, Roxy, Norco, Vicodin, and Other Opiate Withdrawal!

STACS

Dr. Moses Goldberg, ND Dr. Dana Michaels, ND Dr. Laura Moore, ND, LAc. 707.824.9212

Confidential Program. 707.576.1919

VIVI

MASSAGE STUDIO

Professional Thai massage therapy by Natalie 707.308.4169

FOOT REFLEXOLGY THERAPEUTIC BODY MASSAGE

2635 Cleveland Ave # 7 Santa Rosa

707.981.7128

620 E. Washington St. Suite 208, Petaluma

5 OFF with this ad

Colin’s Redwood Massage Channeling Healing with Integrity

Serving a diverse community for over 50 years

Mon–Sat 10–10 colingodwinmassage.com • State Certified colingodwin@earthlink.net • 707.823.2990

bohemian.com/

docmoses.com

Swedish Massage

Thai Massage & Body Work

Win Free Stuff

175 Concourse off Airport Blvd.

B12HappyHour.com

SUBOXONE Treatment and counseling services

$

VITAMIN B12 SHOT

northbay/freeStuff

Therapeutic Massage

Deep Swedish massage. Experienced professional. Edward. Santa Rosa. 415.378.0740 ....................................

Magical Relaxation

Classic massage by a unique gentleman. Women, men, couples. Since 1991. Aft/eve appts. Santa Rosa 707.799.4467(C) or 707.535.0511 (L) Jimmy

For Men by a male CMT. Coming from/going to Work? Shower & Towels available. Call Joe@ 707.228.6883 Also can do outcalls. ....................................

Full Body Sensual Massage

With a mature, playful CMT. Comfortable incall location near the J.C. in Santa Rosa. Soothing, relaxing, and fun. Gretchen 707.478.3952. Veterans Discount. ....................................

A Safe Place For Healing

Holistic, mature, sex educator, surrogate, masseuse. Private, unhurried, heart centered. Free consultation with session. Call in advance for appt. 707.793.2188.

For the week of March 21

ARIES (March 21–April 19) The “School of Hard Knocks” is an old-fashioned idiom referring to the unofficial and accidental course of study available via life’s tough experiences. The wisdom one gains through this alternate approach to education may be equal or even superior to the knowledge that comes from a formal university or training program. I mention this, Aries, because in accordance with astrological omens, I want to confer upon you a diploma for your new advanced degree from the School of Hard Knocks. (P.S.: When PhD students get their degrees from Finland’s University of Helsinki, they are given top hats and swords as well as diplomas. I suggest you reward yourself with exotic props, too.) TAURUS (April 20–May 20)

Europeans used to think that all swans were white. It was a reasonable certainty given the fact that all swans in Europe were that color. But in 1697, Dutch explorer Willem de Vlamingh and his sailors made a pioneering foray to the southwestern coast of the land we now call Australia. As they sailed up a river the indigenous tribe called Derbarl Yerrigan, they spied black swans. They were shocked. The anomalous creatures invalidated an assumption based on centuries of observations. Today, a “black swan” is a metaphor referring to an unexpected event that contravenes prevailing theories about the way the world works. I suspect you’ll soon experience such an incongruity yourself. It might be a good thing! Especially if you welcome it instead of resisting it.

GEMINI (May 21–June 20) Crayola is one of the world’s foremost crayon manufacturers. The geniuses in charge of naming its crayon colors are playful and imaginative. Among the company’s standard offerings, for example, are Pink Sherbet, Carnation Pink, Tickle Me Pink, Piggy Pink, Pink Flamingo and Shocking Pink. Oddly, however, there is no color that’s simply called “Pink.” I find that a bit disturbing. As much as I love extravagant creativity and poetic whimsy, I think it’s also important to cherish and nurture the basics. In accordance with the astrological omens, that’s my advice for you in the coming weeks. Experiment with fanciful fun, but not at the expense of the fundamentals. CANCER (June 21–July 22)

According to Vice magazine, Russian scientist Anatoli Brouchkov is pleased with the experiment he tried. He injected himself with 3.5-million-year-old bacteria that his colleagues had dug out of the permafrost in Siberia. The infusion of this ancient life form, he says, enhanced his energy and strengthened his immune system. I can’t vouch for the veracity of his claim, but I do know this: It’s an apt metaphor for possibilities you could take advantage of in the near future: drawing on an old resource to boost your power, for example, or calling on a well-preserved part of the past to supercharge the present.

LEO (July 23–August 22) Booze has played a crucial role in the development of civilization, says biomolecular archaeologist Patrick McGovern. The process of creating this mind-altering staple was independently discovered by many different cultures, usually before they invented writing. The buzz it provides has “fired our creativity and fostered the development of language, the arts and religion.” On the downside, excessive consumption of alcohol has led to millions of bad decisions and has wrecked countless lives. Everything I just said is a preface to my main message, Leo: The coming weeks will be a favorable time to transform your habitual perspective, but only if you do so safely and constructively. Whether you choose to try intoxicants, wild adventures, exhilarating travel or edgy experiments, know your limits. VIRGO (August 23–September 22) The astrological omens suggest that the coming weeks will be favorable for making agreements, pondering mergers and strengthening bonds. You’ll be wise to deepen at least one of your commitments. You’ll stir up interesting challenges if you consider the possibility of entering into more disciplined and dynamic unions with worthy partners. Do you trust your own perceptions and insights to guide you toward ever-healthier alliances? Do what you must to muster that trust.

BY ROB BREZSNY

LIBRA (September 23–October 22) If you want people to know who you really are and savor you for your unique beauty, you must be honest with those people. You must also develop enough skill to express your core truths with accuracy. There’s a similar principle at work if you want to know who you really are and savor yourself for your unique beauty: you must be honest with yourself. You must also develop enough skill to express your core truths with accuracy. The coming weeks will be a favorable time for you to practice these high arts. SCORPIO (October 23–November 21) Your

journey in the coming weeks may be as weird as an R-rated telenovela, but with more class. Outlandish, unpredictable and even surreal events could occur, but in such a way as to uplift and educate your soul. Labyrinthine plot twists will be medicinal as well as entertaining. As the drama gets curioser and curioser, my dear Scorpio, I expect you will learn how to capitalize on the odd opportunities it brings. In the end, you will be grateful for this ennobling respite from mundane reality!

SAGITTARIUS (November 22–December 21) “Love is the only sane and satisfactory answer to the problem of human existence,” wrote philosopher Erich Fromm. I would add a corollary for your rigorous use during the last nine months of 2018: “Love is the only effective and practical way to graduate from your ragged, long-running dilemmas and start gathering a new crop of fresh, rousing challenges.” By the way, Fromm said love is more than a warm and fuzzy feeling in our hearts. It’s a creative force that fuels our willpower and unlocks hidden resources.

CAPRICORN (December 22–January 19) My goal here is to convince you to embark on an orgy of self-care—to be as sweet and tender and nurturing to yourself as you dare to be. If that influences you to go too far in providing yourself with luxurious necessities, I’m OK with it. And if your solicitous efforts to focus on your own health and well-being make you appear a bit self-indulgent or narcissistic, I think it’s an acceptable price to pay. Here are more key themes for you in the coming weeks: basking in the glow of self-love; exulting in the perks of your sanctuary; honoring the vulnerabilities that make you interesting. AQUARIUS (January 20–February 18) One day, Beatles’ guitarist George Harrison decided to compose his next song’s lyrics “based on the first thing I saw upon opening any book.” He viewed this as a divinatory experiment, as a quest to incorporate the flow of coincidence into his creative process. The words he found in the first book were “gently weeps.” They became the seed for his tune “While My Guitar Gently Weeps.” Rolling Stone magazine ultimately named it one of the greatest songs of all time and the 10th best Beatle song. In accordance with the astrological omens, I recommend you try some divinatory experiments of your own in the coming weeks. Use life’s fun little synchronicities to generate playful clues and unexpected guidance. PISCES (February 19–March 20)

Millions of you Pisceans live in a fairy-tale world. But I suspect that very few of you will be able to read this horoscope and remain completely ensconced in your fairy-tale world. That’s because I have embedded subliminal codes in these words that will at least temporarily transform even the dreamiest among you into passionate pragmatists in service to your feistiest ideals. If you’ve read this far, you are already feeling more disciplined and organized. Soon you’ll be coming up with new schemes about how to actually materialize a favorite fairy tale in the form of real-life experiences.

Go to REALASTROLOGY.COM to check out Rob Brezsny’s Expanded Weekly Audio Horoscopes and Daily Text Message Horoscopes. Audio horoscopes are also available by phone at 1.877.873.4888 or 1.900.950.7700.

MAR C H 21-27, 201 8 | BOH E MI A N.COM

I also welcome other accredited investors.

25 yrs experience

Astrology

95 NO RTH BAY BO H E M I AN |

Classifieds

FREE WILL


THANKS AGAIN! OLIVER’S MAR G N I K A M K R G R E O T I C O R E RY STO ET F UR FAVO RE YO Real Food. Real People.®

17 YEARS IN A ROW! 9230 Old Redwood Highway • Windsor • 687-2050 | 546 E. Cotati Avenue • Cotati • 795-9501 | 560 Montecito Center • Santa Rosa • 537-7123 | 461 Stony Point Road • Santa Rosa • 284-3530

Nbb1812  

March 21-27, 2018

Nbb1812  

March 21-27, 2018