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Five Seconds Now that the U.S. Supreme Court has allowed the civil lawsuit to go ahead against Eric Gelhaus (“Denied,” June 27), we can take another look at the bad judgment exhibited by Sonoma County District Attorney Jill Ravitch and the “multiple law enforcement groups” that lobbied to shield Gelhaus from responsibility. These groups skewered their own argument by claiming that the

decision will “require officers in the field to second-guess themselves.” Exactly. Maybe if Gelhaus had taken five seconds instead of three to size up the situation, Andy would be alive today.



Bygone Burger Kudos to John Omaha for his Open Mic (“There Goes the Neighborhood,” June 20)


on the imminent ousting of Carmen’s Burger Bar by the “Stark juggernaut.” As Omaha noted, Carmen’s offered plenty of options besides beef, reasonable prices and a family-friendly atmosphere. What he was gracious enough not to mention is that Carmen’s was forced out after 13 years by a landlord who gave away the lease. The fact that Willi’s burned in the October fires was a tragedy. The fact that, by all appearances, its insurance

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Bridges Not Walls I find that nationalism is an impediment to human dignity. This is evident in many ways. Debate rages as the United States restricts movement of people through or across its borders. There are as many 70 border walls made by countries to restrict movement of people. My dream is that the movement of people across national borders over all the earth would be the same as human movement over the border between Massachusetts and Connecticut. I believe pride, devotion and love for one’s country is OK. However, our immigration system is broken and needs to be fixed.



Beaver Relievers James Knight’s article (“Leave It to . . . Beavers,” June 27) leaves out one crucial caveat to beaver overpopulation. Much of the water in places you would think would be cleaner, such as Alaska and Canada, has been contaminated because of their droppings. We don’t need too many, since nothing good comes out of beaver droppings, I’m afraid.



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The Fifth of July American ideals endure BY E. G. SINGER


his week our country celebrates the Fourth of July. We should take note of our history at this moment. Older nations have commented on our country’s short existence, that we are in an adolescent stage, both socially and politically. And so it is true, looking back on our historical narrative, even up to the present: abuse, removal, enslavement, exploitation and imprisonment of indigenous populations and peoples of color and ethnicity and destruction of the land itself— we have displayed arrogance and callous disregard for humanity and sacred space.

Perhaps our founding fathers would have been proud of our many accomplishments. We have come very far, very fast, but they would have scratched their powdered wigs, perplexed by the multitude of social and economic problems we have brought upon ourselves and continue to grapple with ineffectively at best. One would think the Declaration of Independence’s endowment for “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness” would be a reasonable template for an honest government and a framework for the populace to put their trust in. Reflecting back over 150 years, our country survived a civil war, two world wars, the Korean and Vietnam wars, the Afghanistan and Iraq conflicts, a major depression and a major recession, but our country somehow found the angels of our better nature in service to its citizenry—not perfectly, and most assuredly with much need for improvement. Incumbent upon all of us in these times is to be more vigilant than ever regarding the guiding principles of that declarative document and that they be held high as a remembrance to ideals embraced then and in sore need now. When we return to our lives after the holiday and fireworks are over, let us look into the eyes of family members, friends, co-workers and even strangers among us and know that their personal ideals are no different from our founding father’s values and our own. E. G. Singer lives in Santa Rosa. Open Mic is a weekly feature in the ‘Bohemian.’ We welcome your contribution. To have your topical essay of 350 words considered for publication, write

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DEBR IEFER Flag Wave The gay flag-swipe caper that has roiled Guerneville for months has been solved—and justice is at hand. On June 29, Sonoma County District Attorney Jill Ravitch announced that 55-year-old Vincent Joseph O’Sullivan was found guilty by a jury of filching the rainbow flag that hangs from the pole in Guerneville Plaza on May 9. According to a release, O’Sullivan was to be sentenced for the crime on July 2—but his sentencing was postponed to July 13, says media coordinator Joseph Langenbahn at the district attorney’s office. O’Sullivan remains free on bond in the meantime. The rainbow flag has been stolen several times this year, says Ravitch. O’Sullivan was charged with one of the thefts. The rainbow flag flies underneath the United States flag and the state flag of California.

POWER SURGE Legal documents allege PG&E executives withheld facts from investors and made statements

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proposed class action lawsuit brought by shareholders has been filed against the Pacific Gas & Electric Corporation (PG&E) in federal court. Suits were filed by PG&E shareholders John Paul Moretti and David C. Weston on June 12 in the United States District Court, Northern District of

California, alleging violations of federal securities law by the utility. The law firms representing the plaintiffs note in their court filings from early June that there are potentially hundreds of thousands of shareholders in the proposed class-action suit. The two suits charge that between April 29, 2015, and June 8, 2018, PG&E executives engaged in what amounted to an ongoing pattern of deceptive

statements concerning the utility’s vegetation-removal policies. Those statements and the subsequent wildfires that tore through California last year are the fulcrum of the suit, as recent official investigations into last year’s wildfires have identified the culprit in a number of fires: PG&E power lines coming into contact with tree limbs during a highwind event last October. ) 10 The class period dates

O’Sullivan confessed to the crime to an arresting officer, a Sonoma County Deputy Sheriff, and said the flag’s presence on the pole offended him, and others, according to a statement from Ravitch’s office. The rainbow flag is an iconic pennant created by gay San Francisco artist Gilbert Baker in the late 1970s. The district attorney, who is one of the highest-placed openly gay elected officials in the joyfully Sapphic state of California, says that “there were many who were very upset by this conduct. The jury’s verdict reflects the support this community has for the rule of law and the right of all of us to enjoy this county.” —Tom Gogola

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PG&E ( 8 back to April 29, 2015, because that’s the day, charge lawyers for the plaintiffs, that then–PG&E CEO Christopher Johns, during a conference call with investors to discuss the company’s performance during first quarter of fiscal year 2015, “assured investors of the company’s commitment to step up vegetation-management activities to mitigate wildfire risk.” Those assurances, the suit alleges, were made to shareholders for the next several years leading up to the 2017 fires—which, the suit argues, make a compelling case that the utility had not stepped up its efforts at managing vegetation. Johns is named in the suit along with company vice presidents Jason Wells, David Thomason and Dinyar Mistry; Geisha Williams, the current CEO and president of the utility, is also named in the suit. The defendants, charges the suit, by reason of their position as executive officers within the company, “possessed the power and authority to control the contents of PG&E’s quarterly reports, press releases and presentations to securities analysts, money and portfolio managers, and institutional investors.” The suit alleges that the executives “knew that the adverse facts specified herein had not been disclosed to and were being concealed from the public, and that the positive representations being made were then materially false and misleading.” Along with the April 2015 reassurances about vegetation removal, the suit charges that the company’s media-relations department maintains a website which “repeatedly touts the safety of its network and the company’s proactivity in fighting wildfire risk.” Those claims were also made in filings that the utility submitted to the Securities and Exchange Commission in 2016 and 2017, which stated that the utility had “upgraded several critical substations and reconductored a number of transmission lines to improve maintenance and system

flexibility, reliability and safety.” The events of October 2017 and subsequent inquiries by Cal Fire into the cause of the fires has rendered those statements “materially false and/or misleading” because they misrepresented and failed to disclose to investors that the utility hadn’t maintained electrical lines under state law. The suit alleges violations of two sections of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and seeks a jury trial to determine the utility’s culpability. The plaintiffs in the current suit, Moretti and Weston, both purchased shares in the investorowned utility, the largest in the state of California, only to see shares in PG&E stock decline in value in the aftermath of the 2017 infernos that tore through the North Bay. Moretti purchased 280 shares of PG&E common stock between Oct. 12 and Oct. 13, 2017. On Oct. 12, he purchased 95 shares at $66.15 per share. By the next day, the shares were selling for between $57 and $58 a share, and Moretti purchased 195 additional shares. According to court records, Weston purchased 1,000 shares just a few days before the fires broke out, on Sept. 27, 2017. He paid $68.75 per share. Weston then sold 1,000 shares on Oct. 13 when they were trading at $57.96 per share. The plaintiffs are being represented by law firms in New York, Beverly Hills and San Francisco. At the time of the fires, which scorched some 250,000 acres in the Northern California, PG&E shares were trading at $69.15. By Oct. 16, they’d dropped to $53.43 and would continue to slide throughout 2018. By May of this year, shares were trading at $42.34. On June 8, PG&E shares were trading at $41.45 per share. Three days later, June 11, shares of PG&E common stock closed at $39.76. In December 2017, the company announced the suspension of a 2018 cash dividend for investors, and two weeks ago the utility said it would take a $2.5 billion charge this year in order to deal with mounting insurance and legal issues related to the fires that had driven down its common-stock

value. PG&E has not admitted to any culpability in the fires. In public statements and media interviews, the company has repeatedly stressed that global warming has coaxed forth a “new normal” in California wildfires, and that at the time of the fires, it believed it was in compliance with its obligations to state law. As fire-related class action lawsuits mounted this year, and as Cal Fire investigations started to conclude that power lines coming into contact with tree limbs had been a predominant cause of the wildfires, the utility hired heavyweight Sacramento lobbying firm Platinum Advisors in May. The firm was founded by Sonoma County developer Darius Anderson. On June 8, Cal Fire reported that PG&E power lines coming into contact with trees were the culprit in a dozen Northern California fires in Mendocino, Humboldt, Butte, Sonoma, Lake and Napa counties The precipitous devaluation of the common stocks in PG&E, to the plaintiffs, are a sign that executives at the utility “engaged in a scheme to deceive the market and a course of conduct that artificially inflated the company’s stock price, and operated as a fraud or deceit on acquirers of the company’s common stock.” As of April of this year, the suit notes, PG&E had 516,427,502 shares of common stock, which are held by “thousands if not millions of individuals located throughout the country and possibly the world.” In a statement, the utility did not directly address the substance of these latest, shareholder-led lawsuits as it highlighted its commitment to its customers. “Nothing is more important to us than the safety and wellbeing of our customers and communities we serve,” says Paul Doherty, a San Francisco–based marketing and communications specialist with the utility. “Our thoughts are with everyone impacted by these devastating wildfires. We are aware that lawsuits have been filed. We're focused on doing everything we can to help these communities rebuild and recover.”



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. Thirty 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 23 and 24!

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

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nless you’re a fan of Cap’n Platters’ fried fish and oceans of toothick clam chowder, I find that most food at harborside restaurants doesn’t live up to the views.

But in Bodega Bay, the Fishetarian is a notable standout and my go-to pick for out-of-town visitors who want a briny taste of


what the burg by the bay has to offer—literally and figuratively. Co-owner Shane Lucas grew up in the seafood business. His parents opened Lucas Wharf Restaurant next door more than 30 years ago, and he has spent more than 20 years selling seafood. He knows his fish. And he knows his crab. Hands down, my favorite item on the menu is the crab sandwich. The burly sando goes for $15.99—

not cheap, for sure, but the thing is loaded with sweet, Dungeness crab. It’s mixed with a bit of creamy mayo, but it’s really just a whole lot of crab, no filler. The only knock on the sandwich is the bread—there’s too much of it. It’s an excellent ciabatta roll, but thin slices of toasted sourdough would be a better showcase of the crab. My second choice is the rockfish sandwich ($13.99). Available grilled or fried (go for

the grilled), the fish is sourced from local waters—Ft. Bragg on my visit. Then there are the rockfish tacos ($12.99). Like the sandwiches, the twin tacos are bulging with fresh fish. Chipotle mayo, avocado and pico de gallo seal the deal. I love a good clam chowder, but not when it tastes of nothing but heavy cream and potatoes. That’s not the case here ($6.50 for a bowl). The soup has a lighter, thinner consistency, and the briny bite of clams comes through. The addition of chopped cilantro and green onions on top seems like a small thing, but it works as a foil against the richness of the soup. I also had an excellent bowl of curried crab and corn chowder (a daily special) on a recent visit. Not in the mood for fish? The “adult grilled cheese sandwich” is for you. Loaded with Estero Gold and Highway One cheese made at Valley Ford Cheese & Creamery just down the road, the molten concoction combines the gooey cheese with grilled onions and fig jam ($11.99). Damn! As good as the seafood is, the beverage program at Fishetarian is far from shabby. There are half a dozen local beers on tap, as well as kombucha and row upon row of bottled beer in the help-yourself reach-in refrigerator. If you’re an artisanal soda geek, this is your place. The number of shelves dedicated to root beer alone is astounding. Fishetarian gets extra points, too, for its choice of plates and cups. Everything is compostable and biogradeable. No styrofoam clamshell boxes here. Given the long lines that stretch out the door most weekends, the amount of landfill-bound trash that would be generated here would be voluminous if Lucas and company weren’t conscientious. Thumbs up to Fishetarian for doing its part in not contributing to the gyre of plastic trash spinning in the Pacific Ocean. Think about that as you gaze into Bodega Bay, enjoying your lunch. Fishetarian, 599 Hwy. 1, Bodega Bay. 707.875.9092.


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It’s a great ride to Stubbs Vineyard in the Petaluma Gap BY JAMES KNIGHT


he sparsely distributed vineyards of the Petaluma Gap region are perhaps best explored on a bicycle. The sights, the smells and, of course, the wind inform a terroir experience that’s rewarding even without opening a bottle—but we will open that bottle.

A ride to the all-but-hidden Stubbs Vineyard southwest of Petaluma, paired with wines sourced there by DeLoach Vineyards, starts this new series of great rides to great vines. My ride begins at free, four-hour parking in downtown Petaluma, which turns out to be just enough for this 42mile loop. Passing the Petaluma Creamery, Western Avenue becomes Spring Hill Road, and the scent from eucalyptus windbreaks

hangs in the air. A long-horned bull looks up, deep in dry grass, then resumes his determined munching. There are a few vineyards along this road, but I spy more Angus than Pinot Noir. On this side of the hill, patches of green still tint the yellowing hills at the end of June, and green blades stick up around hay bales drying in fields. Here comes the reason why: the sky clouds over and I’m fighting a chilly breeze as ocean air makes one last run inland in late morning. This must be the gappiest place in the Petaluma Gap. For a spell, it might as well be February. It’s a left at Bodega Avenue and the Coast Guard training center, but then, forgetting my own route map, I push on up Valley Ford Road instead of taking an immediate left on Tomales. But a left turn on little Carmody Road provides a nice add-on climb, steep but brief, and makes me think about the fine cheese named after it by Bellwether Farms. The pavement, as if taunting Sonoma, turns abruptly smooth at the Marin County line. Turn left on Fallon-Two Rock Road for a stretch, then right on Alexander, a quiet country lane for half the week until the shooting range fires up from Thursday to Sunday. At last, a left turn back to Petaluma-Tomales Road takes me to Chileno Valley Road on the right. A moderate climb through an oak forested ravine opens to a view of a swan-graced lake. Right on Wilson Hill Road—now this is a climb. At the summit is the goal: a splendid view of Stubbs Vineyard, nestled in a little valley and sheltered from the harshest winds. After enjoying a steep descent, I watch my speed on the left at Hicks Valley Road, which leads to Petaluma-Point Reyes Road. Marinbound bikers can make a pit stop at Marin French Cheese Company to the right; otherwise turn left toward Petaluma. The road is busy but provides a wide, smooth shoulder after passing the vineyards and olive groves of McEvoy Ranch. The sudden shift from country back into town is made gracious by the grand old houses of Petaluma’s D Street. Go to for this week’s Swirl tasting notes.

Why were Hitchcock’s crows a bunch of killers? BY TOM GOGOLA


lfred Hitchcock made dozens of films over a half-centuryplus movie career, but the one everyone talks about in Bodega Bay is, of course, The Birds, his 1963 spinetingler about murderous birds which was filmed in town and provides a cultural signpost to visitors here.

The freaking crows are everywhere you look in Bodega Bay, and the Hitchcock-honoring Birds Café is where you go for chowder and fish tacos and to

soak up the foggy scene in a properly Hitchcockian manner. Put on the voyeur lens and pan out: the restaurant was once a garage featured in the movie. The Birds arrived on American screens at the end of what, viewed in retrospect, is an especially incredible period in Hitchcock’s career—just a few years removed from Rear Window, Vertigo, North by Northwest and Psycho. For my money, The Birds stands up to those classics, as I still can remember watching the movie on the old black-and-white TV at grandma’s in the early 1970s and getting totally freaked out when

BODEGA BAY landed. If it’s fire season, who knows, maybe you’ll get chased by a DC-10 spewing red algae (hint hint: the reference to red algae is not a red herring). Which brings us to the funny thing about The Birds. The funny thing about The Birds isn’t actually funny, but pretty ironic, given recent events in local waters that have dramatically and negatively impacted fishermen here. According to numerous Hitchcock scholars and scientists, the murderous crows in the film were inspired by actual events that took place in Monterey Bay in 1961, when dying, sooty shearwaters started to fly headlong into people’s houses. Totally freaked people out. Scientists eventually determined that the birds were disoriented and distressed because they’d been poisoned by domoic acid—yes, the selfsame shellfish poison that has conspired to end or otherwise limit several recent Dungeness crab seasons—and cripple the Bodega crabbing fleet in the process. So there’s The Birds, and then there’s The Blob. Hitchcock didn’t direct the American classic The Blob, but there was an interesting piece in the Boston Globe a few years ago where the author argued that the two movies compare favorably insofar as they render the seemingly innocuous into something horrific—sort of like if a reality show star became president or something. And, yes, indeed: there’s a big and scary blob of warm water lurking off the California coast that has fisheries experts worried that next year’s crab season could be canceled again. Oh, it’s lurking all right. Watch those birds.


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the murderous black birds arrive on the scene, silently awaiting a victim to emerge from her home. Don’t do it, Tipi! It’s bone-chilling stuff which makes me wonder: How might one experience other Hitchcockian vibes in Bodega Bay? And, what were those darn birds in The Birds so ticked off about, anyway? The short story from which the movie is drawn does not provide answers—but the answer to this cliffhanger question appears at the end of this essay. To that first question, if you’re looking for some Vertigo vibes to your visit, that’s easy: trek up to Bodega Head and look down, down to the rocks and the crashing surf below. Inhale the salty air and belt out the theme from High Anxiety. Now take 39 careful steps away from the cliff, and grab some lunch at Fishetarian (p12). If Psycho is your Hitchcock referent du jour, I suggest you settle in at a choice local hotel and check out the punk rock band from New York Norman Bates and the Showerheads on YouTube—since the wi-fi is free at the Bodega Inn. And if there’s a bargain hotel in town, the Bodega Inn is it, with rooms going for about a buck-fifty a night. True, there are a couple of other hotels in Bodega Bay where guests who are not Rich and Strange are occasionally heard to scream their heads off when confronted with steep nightly rates that cut a vacation budget like a knife through a shower curtain. The good news is there’s lots of cheap camping options up here, or perhaps a priced-out visitor to Bodega Bay will be spotted in the Rear Window making tracks south for the affordable camp spots at Doran Park. Well, hey then, are you a visitor to Bodega Bay planning on a North by Northwest adventure? You could do worse than get on one of the several open fishing boats that run out of Bodega Bay and, generally speaking, head in that direction to the fishing grounds, from whence salmon the size of a Lifeboat are occasionally


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Describe your perfect day in Bodega Bay. Any kind of outdoor exploration, any kind of learning that expands my appreciation and understanding of place. Anything that connects me to where we live and work. Where is your favorite place to eat in Bodega Bay and why? Well, I love spending time outside, and after a walk or outdoor activity, I’m usually interested in a snack. I’m happy with a granola bar and a piece of fresh fruit from a local farmers market. There’s nothing like eating a ripe peach next to the ocean, but I’m not opposed to a treat from the Tomales Bakery or a scone from Wild Flour Bread in Freestone either! Where would you take first-time visitors in Bodega Bay? I’d take them for a walk, probably on Bodega Head. The trail that follows the southern end of Bodega Head provides a chance to see whales. There are amazing views of Point Reyes and Tomales Bay. Looking across the harbor to town, you can watch the fishing boats and think about Bodega Bay’s history and how lucky we are that people have cared about this part of the coast for so long. What do you know about Bodega Bay that others don’t? There are so many different habitats in Bodega Bay that I think you could go out every day—on foot or on the water—and see something new. Take your pick: a sandy beach, sand dunes, a coastal bluff, coastal prairie, the tidal flats, a salt marsh, an eelgrass meadow, rocky tide pools, the open ocean. We’re very fortunate to live in a part of the world where there’s such incredibly high species diversity. If you could change one thing about Bodega Bay what would it be? There’s no doubt that it would be easier to live here if everything was cheaper. But money aside, if I had a magic wand, I’d create a “town square” where community members and visitors could gather, a space that would encourage people to spend some time outside and to check in with each other. Jackie Sones is a marine biologist at the Bodega Bay Marine Reserve and writes the excellent ‘Natural History of Bodega Bay’ blog at bodegahead.


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This summer marks a decade since local theater troupe the Imaginists began their out-of-the-black-box approach to live performance with the bilingual and bike-powered Art Is Medicine Show, taking place in several parks throughout Santa Rosa. This year’s show features a new production that takes on Homer’s epic poem the Odyssey, as well as today’s headlines for audacious fun. The show gets a kick-off party on Friday, July 6, at the Imaginists’ home, 461 Sebastopol Ave., Santa Rosa, before performances at Juilliard Park on July 7 and Howarth Park on July 8. For directions and times, visit

Author Rebekah Freedom has been through enough breakups to know how to handle them without falling into the same old routines. Her new book, Breakup Rehab, guides readers through one of life’s more difficult events with humor and insight. Taking her work outside the bookstore, Freedom appears for two special reading events in the North Bay, appearing on Saturday, July 7, at Downtown Joe’s Brewery & Restaurant, 902 Main St., Napa; and


Local Craft With a membership of over 50 North Bay artists and crafters, the Artisan’s Co-op in Bodega boasts a gallery packed with every kind of media, from paintings to textiles and even greeting cards. This week, several artisans will be on hand for the Glass, Photography & Wood Showcase, offering a wide variety of pieces, such as wooden boxes, birdhouses and vases, handmade decorative glass and photos featuring all types of subject matter. Artists will also showcase demonstrations, and a raffle accompanies the fun on Saturday, July 7, at Artisan’s Co-op, 17175 Bodega Hwy., Bodega. Noon to 6pm. Free admission. 707.876.9830.

ONE SHOW FITS ALL Massively popular standup comedian Gabriel ‘Fluffy’ Iglesias appears at the Green Music Center in Rohnert Park on Saturday, July 7. See Comedy, p24.

Sunday, July 8, at Murphy’s Irish Pub & Restaurant, 464 First St. E., Sonoma. Both events begin at 6pm. Free.


Culinary Classic Now in its fourth year, the SRJC Food & Wine Classic has been renamed this year to the Christopher Silva SRJC Food & Wine Classic in honor of the

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former president of St. Francis Winery, who is credited with founding the event and who died June 2017. Featuring over 20 of the region’s best wineries pouring and several chefs and culinary graduates serving up bites, this fundraiser for Santa Rosa Junior College’s culinary arts program happens on Sunday, July 8, at B. Robert Burdo Culinary Arts Center. 1670 Mendocino Ave., Santa Rosa. 2–5pm; 1pm for VIP. $150–$250.

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City of Mystery Play detective and discover a hidden North Bay with the Sonomist BY CHARLIE SWANSON


ealdsburg is known for its quaint downtown, galleries, wineries and a plaza that draws locals and tourists. Yet under the surface of the town’s attractions lies puzzling mysteries and hidden treasures, ready to be uncovered in the new “mystery missions” offered by the Sonomist, the alter-ego of local

writer and mystery enthusiast Bethany Browning. “My whole life, I’ve been into puzzles, riddles, anything that has me unearthing or finding something that nobody knows about,” Browning says. “I’ve always sought out these experiences, like the San Francisco treasure hunts they do on Chinese New Year. I’ve always been involved in this world.” After noticing several small

points of interest in and around the Healdsburg Plaza, Browning conjured up her own mystery mission as a one-time corporate team-building experience, which then sat in a drawer for years, before being revived as the Sonomist last year. Drawing on old-school spiritualism and a bit of steampunk in its aesthetic, the Sonomist’s clue-based scavenger hunts capture the imagination

and provide a new perspective on the North Bay, even for locals. When would-be detectives sign up for one of two Healdsburg mystery missions, which can be played in groups of up to six or competing teams of two or more, they are directed to a secret bunker somewhere near the plaza that contains a folder of clues, rules, maps and other materials. Each mission takes around 90 minutes, though these missions are also a chance for visitors to explore the plaza. There’s no penalty for winetasting or window shopping. Some of the hidden gems that the mystery missions reveal to participants include historical artifacts, plaques and art. “I think once people start playing this game, they’ll start seeing these things too in their daily lives, and not just Healdsburg, but all over,” says Browning. You “get in tune to the smaller, tinier details of what’s happening around you when you start thinking this way.” Browning is already planning to expand her games to Sonoma and Windsor. “Sonoma is a treasure trove. I think I can get about three different missions out of downtown Sonoma,” says Browning. “There’s so much history, so many things people walk past without noticing on every corner there.” While Windsor is a newer and smaller area to explore, Browning envisions a kid-friendly mission there. (The current mystery missions are family-friendly, but geared toward adults.) “It might be fun for younger kids to get their feet wet with this kind of offscreen, analog play,” she says. The Sonomist’s Healdsburg Mystery Missions are available for $19.95 each through summer 2018.

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CODA ‘Illyria ’ caps a great run for

6th Street creative director Craig Miller.

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6th Street scores with ‘Illyria’ BY HARRY DUKE


n a world of musicals based on movies and TV shows, why not Shakespeare? Such is Illyria, a musical adaptation of Twelfth Night first produced Off-Broadway in 2002 and now running at 6th Street Playhouse. Don’t let the words “Shakespeare” and “musical” alarm you. Peter Mills, who wrote Illyria’s book and score, takes the plotline of this 17th-century comedy, modernizes its speech and time period, sets it to music and come ups with a terrifically entertaining piece of theater. Shakespeare’s tale involves shipwrecked and separated twins Viola (Carmen Mitchell)


‘Illyria’ runs Friday–Sunday through July 8 at 6th Street Playhouse, 52 W. Sixth St., Santa Rosa. Friday– Saturday, 7:30pm; Saturday– Sunday, 2pm. $22–$38. 707.523.4185.

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When Guberman first discovered the Grateful Dead as a teenager, he says his whole view of music completely changed. “I think it came along at the right time for me,” Guberman says. “I was looking for something that was psychedelic, that was rock and roll and yet was modern.” Three years ago, Guberman went from Grateful Dead fan to Terrapin Crossroads regular, and he now performs several times a month with the Terrapin Family Band and Grateful Dead founding

bassist Phil Lesh at the venue, which Lesh owns and operates. Guberman also performs regularly throughout the Bay Area in his own band and as a solo performer. He appears July 6 in Sonoma at the Reel Fish Shop & Grill with guitarist Grahame Lesh, drummer Pete Lavezzoli (Jerry Garcia Band) and bassist Robin Sylvester (RatDog). After studying classical piano at the Hartt School in Connecticut, Guberman found success in Grateful Dead tribute bands on the East Coast for several years. He even toured briefly with two former Grateful Dead keyboardists, Tom Constanten and Vince Welnick. After learning about Lesh’s involvement with Terrapin Crossroads and hearing stories about people meeting him or Grateful Dead guitarist and Sweetwater Music Hall co-owner Bob Weir in and around Marin, Guberman took a trip to see for himself. On that trip, Guberman saw Phil Lesh and friends recreate a Grateful Dead setlist from 1965. Afterwards, he met Lesh and gave him a business card. “I simply said, ‘It’s my lifelong wish to play with you,’” remembers Guberman. “And he said, ‘Well, stranger things have happened.’” That initial vacation turned into an extended stay, and Guberman found himself on the stage at Terrapin, playing with musicians he met along the way. Soon after, he and his wife made the move and relocated to the North Bay permanently. “Everything’s been a dream come true,” he says. In addition to jamming with Lesh at Terrapin, Guberman has played alongside Weir at Sweetwater and with just about everybody else in the extended Grateful Dead family throughout the North Bay. “Playing with them, at some point it feels like the guys I’ve been playing with forever, because that’s what I did forever, listen to their recordings and play along,” says Guberman. “It’s always a surreal moment.” The Scott Guberman Band performs on Friday, July 6, at the Reel Fish Shop & Grill, 401 Grove St., Sonoma. 8:30pm. 707.343.0044.

Concerts SONOMA COUNTY Isle of Klezbos

All-women’s klezmer powerhouse play neotraditional folk and other genre-defying originals. Jul 8, 7pm. $10-$30. The Old Cotati Cabaret, 85 La Plaza, Cotati. 707.664.8622.


New Zealand-based roots and reggae phenomenon hits the North Bay. Jul 8, 8:30pm. $25. Mystic Theatre & Music Hall, 23 Petaluma Blvd N, Petaluma. 707.775.6048.

Michael McDonald

Veteran songwriter plays off new album, “Wide Open,” his first record of originals in almost 20 years. Jul 8, 6pm. $89 and up. Rodney Strong Vineyards, 11455 Old Redwood Hwy, Healdsburg. 707.431.1533.

MARIN COUNTY Everyone Orchestra

Conducted by Matt Butler, the magical ensemble features Phil Lesh, Ivan Neville, John Kadlecik, Grahame Lesh and others. Jul 7, 8pm. $35. Terrapin Crossroads, 100 Yacht Club Dr, San Rafael. 415.524.2773.

San Francisco Music Club

Group of eclectic musicians, led by Jimmy Dillon and Lorin Rowan, reunite for a massive dance party. Jul 6, 8pm. $22$27. Sweetwater Music Hall, 19 Corte Madera Ave, Mill Valley. 415.388.3850.

Summer Nights Festival

Outdoor concert features the Afro-Cuban rhythms of Ricardo Lemvo & Makina Loca, with pre-show Latin dance lessons, food, drinks and more. Jul 7, 6pm. $22-$32; kids 17 and under are free. Osher Marin JCC, 200 N San Pedro Rd, San Rafael. 415.444.8000.

NAPA COUNTY Billy Bob Thornton & the Boxmasters

Acclaimed actor is also a talented bandleader, and his “psychobilly” ensemble plays a mix of classic country and

British-inspired rock. Jul 6, 7pm. $30-$85. Napa Valley Performing Arts Center at Lincoln Theater, 100 California Dr, Yountville. 707.944.9900.

Napa Live: Inside & Out

Annual live music crawl includes musicians performing in stores, parks, plazas, patios and throughout Napa’s many venues. Jul 8, 12pm. Free. downtown, Main street and Town Center, Napa.

Clubs & Venues SONOMA COUNTY Aqus Cafe

Jul 6, Teja Gerken. Jul 7, Kurt Huget and Chris Smith. Jul 8, 2pm, Kenneth Roy Berry. 189 H St, Petaluma. 707.778.6060.

The Big Easy

Jul 5, Gal Holiday and the Honky Tonk Revue. Jul 6, the Stevie Ray Vaugh and Double Trouble Experience. 128 American Alley, Petaluma. 707.776.7163.

Brewsters Beer Garden Jul 5, Kevin Russell & His So Called Friends. Jul 6, Jon Gonzales Stringband. Jul 7, 2 and 6pm, Larry Vann and the Theory. Jul 8, 3pm, Z & the Benders. 229 Water St N, Petaluma. 707.981.8330.

Cellars of Sonoma

Jul 6, 4pm, Greg Yoder. Jul 8, 2pm, Ricky Alan Ray. 20 Matheson Ave, Healdsburg. 707.578.1826.

Flamingo Lounge

Jul 6, Supra Cool. 2777 Fourth St, Santa Rosa. 707.545.8530.

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Jul 10, 5pm, Tuesdays in the Plaza with Twang Ditty. 217 Healdsburg Ave, Healdsburg. 707.431.3301.




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8⁄10 Charley Crockett with The Highway Poets, 8⁄11 Freddie McGregor, 8⁄16–8⁄18 Pet-A-Llama Comedy Festival, 8⁄19 Amanda Shires, 8⁄30 Igor & Red Elvises, 9⁄1 John Courage & The Coffis Bros, 9⁄7 Movie Showing: Reel Rock 12, 9⁄8 The Zombies, 9⁄12 Marcus King Band, 9⁄22 The English Beat, 9⁄28 Wonder Bread 5


HopMonk Sonoma

Jul 6, Outlaw Kindred. Jul 7, Wendy DeWitt. Jul 8, 1pm, Charley Paul. 691 Broadway, Sonoma. 707.935.9100.

Ives Park

Jul 11, 5pm, Wee Willie Walker and Terrie Odabi. Willow Street and Jewell Avenue, Sebastopol.

Juilliard Park

Jul 8, 5pm, Live at Juilliard with La Gente. 227 Santa Rosa Ave, Santa Rosa.

Lagunitas Tap Room

Main Street Bistro

Jul 7, 12 and 3pm, Dan Martin and Stav McAllister. 120 Morris St, Ste 120, Sebastopol. 707.827.3893.





Jul 5, Rockin’ the River with the Everly Brothers Experience. 16201 First St, Guerneville.



Guerneville Plaza

Cloverdale Plaza

Crooked Goat Brewing



Jul 7, Buck Thrifty. 209 N Cloverdale Blvd, Cloverdale. 707.829.2214.

Jul 6, 6:30pm, Friday Night Live at the Plaza with Gal Holiday & the Honky Tonk Revue. 122 N Cloverdale Blvd, Cloverdale. 707.894.4410.


Jul 7, Trace Repeat. 21025 Geyserville Ave, Geyserville. 707.814.0036.

Jul 5, Emael. Jul 6, Fly by Train. Jul 7, Transistor Rodeo. Jul 8, Matt Reiscling & the Black Box. Jul 11, Marelle. 1280 N McDowell Blvd, Petaluma. 707.778.8776.

Cloverdale Performing Arts Center


Outdoor Dining Sat & Sun Brunch 11–3

Din n er & A Show

& The Ramble Band Jul 6 GV 8:00 / No Cover Fri Jul 20 Robert M. Powell & Friends Fri

Singer-Songerwriter-Producer Multi-instrumentalist 8:00/ No Cover

Thorn Band Jul 21 Paul Dinner Show 8:30 Sat

BBQs on the Lawn are Back! Sun Peter Rowan’s Annual Jul 8 Birthday Bash Sun Jul 15 Tommy Castro & The Painkillers /The Illeagles Sun Jul 22 Paul Thorn Band

Jul 5-6, Pat Wilder. Jul 7, Yancie Taylor. Jul 8, Valtiera Latin Orchestra. 16280 Main St, Guerneville. 707.869.0501.


Montgomery Village Shopping Center


Jul 7, 12pm, Life in the Fast Lane. 911 Village Court, Santa Rosa. 707.545.3844.

Occidental Center for the Arts Jul 8, 4pm, “Those Were the Days”

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Lunch & Dinner 7 Days a Week

the subdudes Sun Chuck Prophet Aug 5 & the Mission Express Jul 29

+ special guest Matt Jaffe

Aug 12 “Uncle” Willie K Sun

Aug 19

Asleep at the Wheel


Petty Theft

Aug 26

Reservations Advised


On the Town Square, Nicasio

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U-Turn. Jul 6, Nick Otis and Matt Silva. Jul 7, Kayatta Poems and Papers. Jul 8, Paul Riley and friends. 177-A Healdsburg Ave, Healdsburg.

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with William Florian. 3850 Doris Murphy Ct, Occidental. 707.874.9392.

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Thu 7⁄5 • Doors 7pm ⁄ $19–$22 • All Ages Jazz Is PHSH AN ALLSTAR INSTRUMENTAL TRI BUTE TO PHISH Fri 7⁄6 • Doors 7pm ⁄ $22–$27 • All Ages THE EDGE aka SF Music Club Dance Party Reunion feat Jimmy Dillon and Lorin Rowan + comedian Mark Pitta Sun 7⁄8 • Doors 7pm ⁄ $15–$18 • All Ages

An intimate celebration of Townes Van Zandt feat

members of San Geronimo, The Mother

Hips/Green Leaf Rustlers, Brian Jonestown Massacre & more

Wed 7⁄11 • Doors 7pm ⁄ $12–$17 • All Ages

Scott Pemberton and Dirty Revival

Thu 7⁄12 • Doors 7pm ⁄ $25–$30 • All Ages

Matt Schofield

(seated show) Fri 7⁄13 • Doors 8pm ⁄ $22–$27 • All Ages

2015 Grammy Award winner for Best Roots Gospel album

Mike Farris & The Fortunate Few

Sat 7⁄14 • Doors 7pm ⁄ $37–$42 • All Ages The Weight Band feat members of The Band, Levon Helm Band, & Rick Danko Group performing the songs of THE BAND + Jeffrey Halford & The Healers 19 Corte Madera Ave, Mill Valley Café 388-1700 | Box Office 388-3850

The Phoenix Theater

Jul 7, Angel Vivaldi and Hyvmine. 201 Washington St, Petaluma. 707.762.3565.

Ray’s Deli & Tavern Jul 6, Todos Santos. 900 Western Ave, Petaluma. 707.762.9492.

Red Brick

Jul 5, Samba Noma with Christian Foley-Beining Group. Jul 6, Kentucky Street Pioneers. Jul 7, Burnside. Jul 8, Tri Tip Trio. 101 Second St, Petaluma. 707.765.4567.

Redwood Cafe

Jul 5, Michael Bolivar & Lightforce. Jul 6, the Melt. Jul 7, Johnny Rawls with the Blues Defenders. Jul 8, 3pm, Celtic fiddle and Irish jam session. Jul 10, Blue Doria. Jul 11, Jamie & Mel. 8240 Old Redwood Hwy, Cotati. 707.795.7868.

The Reel Fish Shop & Grill

Jul 6, Scott Guberman & Grahame Lesh. Jul 7, Sol Horizon with the Bloodstones. 401 Grove St, Sonoma. 707.343.0044.

Sebastiani Theatre Presents

Rio Nido Roadhouse

Dr. R.K. Rhotens

Sebastiani Vineyards & Winery

Magical Medicine Show

Jul 7, Stax City. 14540 Canyon 2 Rd, Rio Nido. 707.869.0821.

Jul 6, 5pm, the Rock and Roll Rhythm Review. 389 Fourth St E, Sonoma. 707.933.3232.

Sebastopol Center for the Arts

Jul 8, 2pm, Randall Sequoria with the Farralones and Kevin Russell. 282 S High St, Sebastopol. 707.829.4797.

Sonoma Speakeasy

July 26th & 27th 7:00 pm July 28th &29th 2:00 pm

Yellow Submarine July 16th

Magic with John Carney August 25th

Jul 6, John Burdick Band. Jul 7, Mike Rinta with Eschliman, Zuffi & deLone. Jul 8, 5pm, T-Luke. Jul 8, 8:30pm, Sonoma blues jam. Jul 10, American roots night with Lou Rodriguez and friends. 452 First St E, Ste G, Sonoma. 707.996.1364.

The Star

Jul 6, Hype It Up with DJ Konnex and DJ Jacalioness. Jul 7, Cash Pony with XDS and Gabe Katz. Jul 8, Big Kitty. 6957 Sebastopol Ave, Sebastopol. 707.634.6390.

Taft Street Winery

Jul 8, 2pm, Bottle Shock. 2030 Barlow Lane, Sebastopol. 707.823.2049.

Twin Oaks Roadhouse

Jul 6, Loose with the Truth. Jul 7, Void Where Prohibited. Jul 8, 5pm, backyard BBQ with Hot Grubb. 5745 Old Redwood Hwy, Penngrove. 707.795.5118.

Viansa Winery

Jul 7, 11am, Charged Particles. Jul 8, 11am, Smorgy. 25200 Arnold Dr, Sonoma. 707.935.4700.


Jul 5, Craig Caffall Band. Jul 6, the Eric Wiley Band. Jul 8, Just Suzanne. 919 Fourth St, San Rafael. 415.813.5600.

Gabrielson Park

Jul 6, 6:30pm, Medicine Ball Band. Anchor St, Sausalito. 415.289.4152.

Iron Springs Pub & Brewery

Jul 11, Matt Jaffe. 765 Center Blvd, Fairfax. 415.485.1005.

L’Appart Resto

Jul 5, the Blue Rooster Combo. 636 San Anselmo Ave, San Anselmo. 415.256.9884.

Lighthouse Bar & Grill Jul 7, the 7th Sons. 475 E Strawberry Dr, Mill Valley. 415.381.4400.

Marin Country Mart

Jul 6, Friday Night Jazz with Lorca Hart Trio. Jul 8, 12:30pm, Folkish Festival with Foxes in the Henhouse. 2257 Larkspur Landing Circle, Larkspur. 415.461.5700.

19 Broadway Club

Jul 4, Damon LeGall Band. Jul 5, Tie Dye Blues Band. Jul 6, First Fridays reggae night with Broken Silence Sound System. Jul 7, the Gun Hill Royals. Jul 8, Fog Holler. Jul 10, Leon Bristow & Freeway Frank. Jul 11, Lulu & the Rent Party. 17 Broadway Blvd, Fairfax. 415.459.1091.

Peri’s Silver Dollar

Jul 5, Liquid Green. Jul 6, Modern Monsters. Jul 7, La Mandanga. Jul 8, Cascade Canyon. 29 Broadway, Fairfax. 415.459.9910.

Piccolo Pavilion

Jul 8, 5pm, oMega Live. Redwood and Corte Madera avenues, Corte Madera. 415.302.1160.

Rancho Nicasio

Jul 6, Gary Vogensen & the Ramble Band. Jul 8, 4pm, Peter Rowan’s bluegrass birthday bash with the Rowan Brothers. 1 Old Rancheria Rd, Nicasio.

Sweetwater Music Hall Jul 5, Jazz Is Phish. Jul 7, the

Wood Brothers. Jul 8, tribute to Townes van Zandt with Darren Nelson, Jeremy D’Antonio and others. Jul 11, Scott Pemberton and Dirty Revival. 19 Corte Madera Ave, Mill Valley. 415.388.3850.

Terrapin Crossroads

Jul 4, 2pm, Fourth of July with Phil Lesh & the Terrapin Family Band. Jul 7, the Incubators. 100 Yacht Club Dr, San Rafael. 415.524.2773.

NAPA COUNTY Beringer Vineyards Jul 7, 11am, David Ronconi. 2000 Main St, St Helena, 866.708.9463.

Blue Note Napa

Jul 5, Chase Jackson Quartet. Jul 6, John Lee Hooker Jr. Jul 10, Jim Kimo West and Ken Emerson. Jul 11, tribute to Jimi Hendrix with Guidance Band. 1030 Main St, Napa. 707.603.1258.

Buster’s Southern Barbecue

Jul 8, 3pm, Groovality with Paul Branin. Jul 4, 3pm, Rob Watson with Vernon Black. 1207 Foothill Blvd, Calistoga. 707.942.5605.

Ca’ Momi Osteria

Jul 7, Individúo. 1141 First St, Napa. 707.224.6664.

Downtown Joe’s Brewery & Restaurant

Jul 6, Xstatic. Jul 7, the Mystics. Jul 8, DJ Aurelio. 902 Main St, Napa. 707.258.2337.

Goose & Gander

Jul 8, 1pm, Ordinary Sons. 1245 Spring St, St Helena. 707.967.8779.

JaM Cellars

Jul 5, Tim Marconett. Jul 6, Alec Ferris. 1460 First St, Napa. 707.265.7577.

Robert Mondavi Winery

Jul 7, Citizen Cope with Vintage Trouble. Sold-out. 7801 St Helena Hwy, Oakville. 888.766.6328.


Jul 4, Fireworks viewing party with the Rhythm Method 4. Jul 5, Erick Baker. Jul 6, Latin Rhythm Boys. Jul 7, Don Bassey and friends. 530 Main St, Napa. 707.251.5833.

Veterans Memorial Park

Jul 6, 6:30pm, Napa City Nights with the Deadlies and One Sharp Mind. 850 Main St, Napa.



the Cloverdale Performing Arts Center a fundraiser concert for CPAC

Railroad Earth

The Brothers Comatose • Melvin Seals & JGB Royal Jelly Jive • Ron Artis II & The Truth The Sam Chase & The Untraditional Danny Click & The Hell Yeahs • Rainbow Girls The Coffis Brothers & The Mountain Men Afrofunk Experience • La Gente Black Sheep Brass BanD • Mike Saliani Band Dirty Red Barn • The Peach Thieves



Sonoma-Marin Fairgrounds, Petaluma, Ca

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209 N. Cloverdale Blvd. Cloverdale, CA 95425

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Arts Events Gallery Openings MARIN COUNTY Gallery Route One

Jul 6-Aug 12, “Tell Tale,” members’ show offers an invitation to visit private worlds of imagination from 26 artists. Reception, Jul 7 at 2:30pm. 11101 Hwy 1, Pt Reyes Station. Wed-Mon, 11 to 5. 415.663.1347.

East Cotati Ave, Rohnert Park, 866.955.6040.

Punchline Palooza

Summer standup series features monthly shows with headlining comedians. Fri, Jul 6, 8pm. $20. Palooza Gastropub, 8910 Sonoma Hwy, Kenwood. 707.833.4000.

Tuesday Night Live

See standup comedians Frank Cronin, Chris Storin, Kevin Wong and others. Jul 10, 8pm. $17-$27. Throckmorton Theatre, 142 Throckmorton Ave, Mill Valley. 415.383.9600.

Throckmorton Theatre Jul 6-31, “Sharon Paster & Robbie Sugg,” oil paintings inspired by coastal scenes and works that intersect painting and print media show. Reception, Jul 10 at 5pm. 142 Throckmorton Ave, Mill Valley. 415.383.9600.

Tiburon Town Hall

Jul 5-Aug 30, “Celebrating Life,” featuring works by members of Marin Society of Artists. Reception, July 8 at 5pm. 1505 Tiburon Blvd, Tiburon.

NAPA COUNTY Caldwell Snyder Gallery

Jul 4-Aug 10, “John Gibson Solo Show,” artist focuses exclusively on the shape of the ball, using it to explore space in his paintings. Reception, Jul 14 at 4pm. 1328 Main St, St Helena. Open daily, 10 to 6. 415.531.6755.

Napa Valley Museum Jul 7-Sep 16, “50 Years of the Napa Valley Agricultural Preserve,” interactive exhibit educates the public on the preserve’s history and provides a view into its future. Reception, Jul 7 at 5pm. 55 Presidents Circle, Yountville. Wed-Sun, 11 to 4. 707.944.0500.

Comedy Gabriel ‘Fluffy’ Iglesias Massively popular standup appears as part of his “One Show Fits All” world tour. Jul 7, 7:30pm. $25 and up. Green Music Center Weill Hall, 1801

Events The Art is Medicine Show Kickoff Fundraiser

The Imaginists celebrate 10 years of free, bilingual and bicycle-powered theater. All proceeds from this fundraiser kick-off party support the 2018 summer tour. Jul 6, 7pm. The Imaginists, 461 Sebastopol Ave, Santa Rosa. 707.528.7554.

Arts & Street Printing Festival

Interactive event features live street printing using a pavement roller, with live music, food, beverages and printmaking activities for all ages. Jul 8, 10:30am. Free. Sebastopol Center for the Arts, 282 S High St, Sebastopol. 707.829.4797.

Enmanji Temple Teriyaki Barbecue & Bazaar

Day of cultural activities features musical performances, bonsai and flower arrangement demonstrations, games for the kids, bingo and raffle for the adults and homemade food. Jul 8, 10am. Free admission. Enmanji Buddhist Temple, 1200 Gravenstein Hwy S, Sebastopol. 707.823.2252.

Glass, Photography & Wood Showcase

music, local wine, beer and food and over 145 artisan craft and garden vendors. Jul 8, 11am. Free. Downtown Petaluma, Fourth and Kentucky Streets, Petaluma.

Senior World Hockey Tournament

Seventy teams, featuring players aged 40-96 from, across the US and Canada play in this 43rd annual tournament. Jul 6-15. Free admission. Snoopy’s Home Ice, 1667 W Steele Ln, Santa Rosa. 707.546.7147.

Field Trips Bat Potluck & Hike

Late afternoon and evening walk explores bats and other nighttime critters, with a potluck dinner and optional campout. Registration required. Jul 7, 4:30pm. Bohemia Ecological Preserve, 8759 Bohemian Hwy, Occidental.

Dragons in our Watershed

Chase down an array of dragonflies in the watershed during a fun-filled outing. Pre-registration required. Jul 8, 9:30am. $25-$50. Laguna de Santa Rosa Environmental Center, 900 Sanford Rd, Santa Rosa. 707.527.9277.

Healthy Parks, Healthy People

Join Sugarloaf hike leaders and meet others committed to improving their health and well-being through exercise and spending time in nature. Sat, Jul 7, 10am. Free. Sugarloaf Ridge State Park, 2605 Adobe Canyon Rd, Kenwood. 707.833.5712.

Living with Lions

Several artists at the co-op demonstrate and sell their crafts, with raffle and sales. Jul 7, 12pm. Free admission. Artisans’ Co-op, 17175 Bodega Hwy, Bodega. 707.876.9830.

Nature exploration includes information on local mountain lions and their role in the ecosystem. Jul 7, 10am. Martin Griffin Preserve, 4900 Shoreline Hwy 1, Stinson Beach. 415.868.9244.

Petaluma Art & Garden Festival

Solar Viewing & Public Star Party

Seventeenth annual fest features two stages of live

View stars near and far with the observatory’s telescopes

and experts on hand. Solar viewing is free and star party is $3, plus parking. Sat, Jul 7, 11am and 8pm. Robert Ferguson Observatory, Sugarloaf Ridge State Park, 2605 Adobe Canyon Rd, Kenwood. 707.833.6979.

Summer Family Fun under the Redwoods

Enjoy a potluck meal and activities for kids of all ages. Jul 7, 10am. Rancho Mark West Farm, 7125 St Helena Rd, Santa Rosa,

Sunset Hike & Dine

Great views and complimentary wine make for a memorable evening hike before dinner. Space is limited, RSVP required. Jul 7, 6pm. $20 plus dinner. Pelican Inn, 10 Pacific Way, Muir Beach. 415.331.0100.

Yoga Hike & Potluck

Practice yoga while taking in gorgeous views. Preregistration required. Jul 7, 9am. Bohemia Ecological Preserve, 8759 Bohemian Hwy, Occidental.

Film CULT Film Series

Special musical version of the classic film series presents “Grease” and Grease 2” in a double bill. Jul 5, 7pm. $10. Third Street Cinema Six, 620 Third St, Santa Rosa. 707.528.8770.

Exhibition On Screen

Art film “I, Claude Monet” returns by popular demand and reveals intimate details about the famous artist. Jul 10, 1 and 7pm. Rialto Cinemas, 6868 McKinley St, Sebastopol. 707.525.4840.

The King

Filmmaker Eugene Jarecki appears for a special screening of his documentary about Elvis Presley. Jul 8, 6:30pm. Smith Rafael Film Center, 1118 Fourth St, San Rafael. 415.454.1222.

KRSH Backyard Movies Wine Country radio station screens “Almost Famous” at dusk. Jul 5, 7:30pm. KRSH, 3565 Standish Ave, Santa Rosa. 707.588.0707.

Let’s Talk About Death Final Passages’ ongoing film series screens the three generation-spanning drama “The Hours,” followed by a lively and educational discussion. Jul 10, 6:30pm. $5-$15. Sebastopol Grange

Hall, 6000 Sebastopol Ave, Sebastopol.

Robot & Frank

Futuristic drama about a retiree and his companion robot plays in the “Science on Screen” series, with Q&A featuring PHD candidate Mike Laskey. Jul 10, 7:45pm. $8. Cameo Cinema, 1340 Main St, St Helena. 707.963.9779.

Yellow Submarine

Trippy animated film based on the Beatles’ music gets a 50th anniversary screening with a newly restored print. Jul 8, 4:15pm. Smith Rafael Film Center, 1118 Fourth St, San Rafael. 415.454.1222.

Food & Drink BR Cohn Farm-toTable Dinner Series

Savor a delicious dinner by the Girl & the Fig paired with BR Cohn’s limited-production estate wines, served in the winery’s new open-air barrel barn. Jul 7, 6pm. $95. BR Cohn Winery, 15000 Sonoma Hwy, Glen Ellen. 707.938.4064.

Christopher Silva SRJC Food & Wine Classic

Fundraiser features over 20 premier wineries pouring their award-winning wines and gourmet food prepared by guest chefs and SRJC graduates. Jul 8, 2pm. $150 and up. SRJC Burdo Culinary Arts Center & Bakery, 1670 Mendocino Ave, Santa Rosa. 707.522.2800.

Napa Craft Beer, Spirits & Oyster Festival

Indoor/outdoor event boasts 35 breweries, local mixologists, tons of shucking and more. Jul 7. $55 and up. Napa Valley Opera House, 1030 Main St, Napa.

Season of Wine & Lavender

The Sonoma Valley estate becomes an ocean of lavender and offers a variety of experiences including winetastings, harvest lunches, celebration dinners and open houses. Book events online now. Through Jul 31. $5-$10 and up. Matanzas Creek Winery, 6097 Bennett Valley Rd, Santa Rosa.

Seghesio Chef’s Dinner Chef Peter Janiak shows off

his New England roots in this intimate outdoor affair. Space is limited. Jul 7, 5:30pm. Seghesio Family Vineyards, 700 Grove St, Healdsburg. 707.433.3579.

Wine Country BIG Q

Nationally sanctioned BBQ competition featuring pit masters from throughout the West Coast also includes award-winning wines and brews and family fun. Jul 7, 1pm. $20-$50. SonomaMarin Fairgrounds, 175 Fairgrounds Dr, Petaluma.

For Kids Justin-Siena Comedy Improv Theatre Workshop

Whether your kids are aspiring stars or just want to have fun with new friends, this is the class for them. Jul 9-13, 9am and 1pm. $175. Napa Valley Performing Arts Center at Lincoln Theater, 100 California Dr, Yountville. 707.944.9900.

MidSummer MusiCamp

Napa Valley Music Associates presents a stringed instrument music class for ages 1117. Jul 9-13. $250-$450. Hillside Christian Center, 100 Anderson Rd, Napa.

New World Ballet Summer Arts Camp

World-class guest artists offer courses in various dance styles, percussion and more to kids ages three and up. Scholarship programs available. Through Jul 21. New World Ballet, 905 Mendocino Ave, Santa Rosa. 707.536.9523.

Summer Wonder Camp Camps for children ages five to eight are designed to be hands-on and full of art, science, exploration and imaginative play. Through Aug 10. $330 per week. Children’s Museum of Sonoma County, 1835 W Steele Lane, Santa Rosa. 707.546.4069.

Lectures Dyeing with Indigo & Oak Galls

Learn about the unique qualities and process of indigo dyeing with fabric provided by the instructor. Jul 7-8, 10am. $150. West County Fiber Arts,

930 Tamalpais Ave, San Rafael. 415.456.9062.

Fire Recovery Community Engagement

TED Talks Group

Workshop gathers public input to shape the Recovery and Resiliency Plan to ensure the safety, livelihoods, and economic prosperity of the residents of Sonoma County. Jul 10, 6pm. Sonoma County Office of Education, 5340 Skylane Blvd, Santa Rosa. 707.579.ARTS. Jul 11, 6pm. Sebastopol Center for the Arts, 282 S High St, Sebastopol. 707.829.4797.

How Waterways Wrote Our History

Learn how the environment shaped the North Bay culturally up to the 1800s. Pre-registration required. Jul 7, 3pm. $12. Laguna de Santa Rosa Environmental Center, 900 Sanford Rd, Santa Rosa. 707.527.9277.

Love & Wisdom

Sufi master Ali Kianfar presents a series of classes throughout the afternoon on understanding the Koran, the Bible and more. Sun, Jul 8, 1pm. $60 and up. Institute for Sufi Studies, 14 Commercial Blvd, Ste 101, Novato. 415.382.7834.

Meditation at Whistlestop

Learn how to lower stress levels, reduce anxiety and depression, and restore healthy sleep patterns. Thurs, 3:30pm. $5. Whistlestop, 930 Tamalpais Ave, San Rafael. 415.456.9062.

Senior Circle

Share the challenges of aging in a safe and supportive environment in partnership with the Center for Attitudinal Healing. Wed, 10am. Free. Whistlestop, 930 Tamalpais Ave, San Rafael. 415.456.9062.

Skin Care Workshop

Learn to take care of yor aging skin and make a DIY face mask. Jul 11, 1pm. $35. Sebastopol Senior Center, 167 High St, Sebastopol. 707.829.2440.

Hear a talk on how language shapes the way we think by Lera Boroditsky, with lively discussion. Jul 5, 2pm. $5. Sebastopol Senior Center, 167 High St, Sebastopol. 707.829.2440.

Readings Book Passage


Downtown Joe’s Brewery & Restaurant Jul 7, 6pm, “Breakup Rehab” with Rebekah Freedom. 902 Main St, Napa. 707.258.2337.

Murphy’s Irish Pub & Restaurant

Jul 8, 6pm, “Breakup Rehab” with Rebekah Freedom. 464 First St E, Sonoma. 707.935.0660.

Napa Bookmine at Oxbow

Jul 7, 10:30am, “Monster and Mouse Go Camping” with Deborah Underwood. 610 First St, Shop 4, Napa. 707.726.6575.

Petaluma Copperfield’s Books

Jul 9, 7pm, “The Immortalists” with Chloe Benjamin. 140 Kentucky St, Petaluma. 707.762.0563.

Santa Rosa Copperfield’s Books

Jul 9, 7pm, “The Comeback” with Daniel de Visé. Jul 10, 7pm, Hot Summer Nights with Redwood Writers. 775 Village Court, Santa Rosa. 707.578.8938.

Theater The Art Is Medicine Show

Beginner to intermediate beekeeper hands-on class led by experienced beekeeper Jon Sevigny. Mon, Jul 9, 5pm. $15. Napa Valley College Upper Campus, 1088 College Ave, St Helena. 707.967.2900.

The Imaginists’ 10th annual bilingual, bicycle-powered summer tour visits several local parks with an all-new show inspired by Homer’s “The Odyssey.” See website for details. Jul 7-22. Free. Santa Rosa parks, various locations, Santa Rosa.

Tai Chi Class

Cosmos: Planet Home

Summer Beekeeping Hive Dives

David Mac Lam teaches classic Yang-style taiji, qigong and Taoist-style meditation. Mon, 11am. $8-$10. Whistlestop,


Marin Shakespeare Company presents the epic drama in a contemporary setting in this production directed by Robert Currier. Through Jul 8. $12-$38. Forest Meadows Amphitheatre, 890 Belle Ave, Dominican University, San Rafael.

Jul 10, 7pm, “What the Eyes Don’t See” with Dr Mona Hanna-Attisha. Jul 11, 7pm, “Slow” with Brooke McAlary. 51 Tamal Vista Blvd, Corte Madera. 415.927.0960.

Fairfax Theatre Company’s original production uses special effects, dance and music to tell the story of


the universe. Through Jul 21. $10-$20. Fairfax Pavilion, 142 Bolinas Rd, Fairfax. 415.779.8382.

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3787 Ross Rd, Sebastopol. 707.827.3315.

Modern musical take on Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night” mixes mistaken identities and clever melodies for a romantic tale of hijinks. Through Jul 8. $22-$38. 6th Street Playhouse, 52 W Sixth St, Santa Rosa. 707.523.4185.

The Old Friends

Valley Players present the gripping drama about old friends on opposing sides of issues surrounding legacy, loyalty and the meaning of happiness. Jul 7-15. $20. Napa Valley Performing Arts Center at Lincoln Theater, 100 California Dr, Yountville. 707.944.9900.

Shakespeare’s Will

Spirited and sensual imagining of the inner life of Anne Hathaway, Shakespeare’s wife, stars Elena Wright. Through Jul 8. $12-$38. Forest Meadows Amphitheatre, 890 Belle Ave, Dominican University, San Rafae.

Shrek, the Musical

Raven Players presents the music-filled stage show about the unlikely hero. Through Jul 8. $10-$35. Raven Theater, 115 North St, Healdsburg. 707.433.3145.

Straight White Men

When Ed and his three adult sons come together to celebrate Christmas, they confront issues about identity and privilege. Through Jul 15. $10-$49. Marin Theatre Company, 397 Miller Ave, Mill Valley. 415.388.5208.

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anada, our quiet neighbor to the north, now has something to boast about other than having a better head of state: the full legalization of cannabis. Last November, the Canadian House of Commons voted overwhelmingly in favor of Bill C-45, known as the Cannabis Act. And on June 19, 2017, the Canadian Senate approved of the legislation, 52 to 29, with two abstentions. On June 20, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced that recreational marijuana would become legal on Oct. 17. Our northern neighbor will be the second country in the world to legalize both medial and recreational marijuana. Uruguay was the first. Then–Uruguayan President José Mujica signed legislation to legalize recreational cannabis in December 2013, though the transition from illegal to legal has been tough. Banks have been reluctant to take pot dollars, and many pharmacies don’t want to carry cannabis. Uruguay has only 17,391 registered

cannabis users, out of a total population of 3.4 million. Canada has about 37 million people in an area that’s slightly bigger than the United States. According to New Frontier Analysts, a cannabis think tank, Canada “is fast becoming the world’s leading cannabis market.” An Israeli medical cannabis company, Globus Pharma, recently signed an agreement to supply cannabis to Canada. The Israeli company wants the revenue; the Canadians need the product for a rapidly expanding market that can’t be fulfilled by domestic sources. According to, Trump pressured Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu not to export cannabis. But the Israeli minister of public security— with additional state funding— agreed to increase surveillance of cannabis exports that will be heavily taxed by the government. If all goes according to plan, Canadians will smoke cannabis cultivated by Israelis. Trudeau’s endorsement of recreational cannabis will not likely change Trump’s view of him, and Californians are not likely to look to Canada as a model for the development of its own cannabis industry. We like the way we do things. We tend to think our way is way better than the way other countries, including Canada, do them, though for years Vancouver in British Colombia has produced high-quality cannabis. Vancouver’s “Kush tourism” has attracted travelers from the States and elsewhere. Vancouver’s liberal pot laws encourage visitors to leave their paranoia at the border. In February 2016, a federal judge in British Columbia ruled that medical-marijuana patients have the constitutional right to grow their own marijuana. Maybe the North Coast cannabis industry should send a delegation north to learn a few things from those Canucks. Jonah Raskin is the author of ‘Marijuanaland: Dispatches from an American War.’


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ARIES (March 21–April 19) Twentieth-century French novelist Marcel Proust described 19th-century novelist Gustave Flaubert as a trottoir roulant, or “rolling sidewalk”: plodding, toneless, droning. Meanwhile, critic Roger Shattuck compared Proust’s writing to an “electric generator” from which flows a “powerful current always ready to shock not only our morality but our very sense of humanity.” In the coming weeks, I encourage you to find a middle ground between Flaubert and Proust. See if you can be moderately exciting, gently provocative and amiably enchanting. My analysis of the cosmic rhythms suggests that such an approach is likely to produce the best long-term results.

it’s the supreme blessing: to have discovered the tasks that can ceaselessly educate and impassion you; to do the work or play that enables you to offer your best gifts; to be intimately engaged with an activity that consistently asks you to overcome your limitations and grow into a more complete version of yourself. For some people, their calling is a job: marine biologist, kindergarten teacher, advocate for the homeless. For others, it’s a hobby, like long-distance-running, bird-watching or mountain-climbing. St. Thérèse of Lisieux said, “My calling is love!” Poet Marina Tsvetaeva said her calling was “To listen to my soul.” Do you know yours, Libra? Now is an excellent time to either discover yours or home in further on its precise nature.

TAURUS (April 20–May 20) You remind me

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of Jack, the nine-year-old Taurus kid next door, who took up skateboarding on the huge trampoline his two moms put in their backyard. Like him, you seem eager to travel in two different modes at the same time. (And I’m glad to see you’re being safe; you’re not doing the equivalent of, say, having sex in a car or breakdancing on an escalator.) When Jack first began, he had difficulty in coordinating the bouncing with the rolling. But after a while he got good at it. I expect that you, too, will master your complex task.

GEMINI (May 21–June 20)

From the day you were born, you have been cultivating a knack for mixing and blending. Along the way, you have accomplished mergers that would have been impossible for a lot of other people. Some of your experiments in amalgamation are legendary. If my astrological assessments are accurate, the year 2019 will bring forth some of your all-time most marvelous combinations and unifications. I expect you are even now setting the stage for those future fusions; you are building the foundations that will make them natural and inevitable. What can you do in the coming weeks to further that preparation?

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An open letter to Cancerians from Rob Brezsny’s mother, Felice: I want you to know that I played a big role in helping my Cancerian son become the empathetic, creative, thoughtful, crazy character he is today. I nurtured his idiosyncrasies. I made him feel secure and well-loved. My care freed him to develop his unusual ideas and life. So as you read Rob’s horoscopes, remember that there’s part of me inside him. And that part of me is nurturing you just as I once nurtured him. He and I are giving you love for the quirky, distinctive person you actually are, not some fantasy version of you. He and I are helping you feel more secure and well-appreciated. Now I encourage you to cash in on all that support. As Rob has told me, it’s time for you Cancerians to reach new heights in your drive to express your unique self.

LEO (July 23–August 22) The ghost orchid is a rare white wildflower that disappeared from the British countryside around 1986. The nation’s botanists declared it officially extinct in 2005. But four years later, a tenacious amateur located a specimen growing in the West Midlands area. The species wasn’t gone forever, after all. I foresee a comparable revival for you in the coming weeks, Leo. An interesting influence or sweet thing that you imagined to be permanently defunct may return to your life. Be alert! VIRGO (August 23–September 22) The ancient Greek poet Sappho described “a sweet-apple turning red high on the tip of the topmost branch.” The apple pickers left it there, she suggested, but not because they missed seeing it. It was just too high. “They couldn’t reach it,” wrote Sappho. Let’s use this scenario as a handy metaphor for your current situation, Virgo. I am assigning you the task of doing whatever is necessary to fetch that glorious, seemingly unobtainable sweet-apple. It may not be easy. You’ll probably need to summon extra ingenuity to reach it, as well as some as-yet unguessed form of help. (The Sappho translation is by Julia Dubnoff.) LIBRA (September 23–October 22) Is there any prize more precious than knowing your calling? Can any other satisfaction compare with the joy of understanding why you’re here on earth? In my view,

Have you entertained any high-quality fantasies about faraway treasures lately? Have you delivered inquiring communiqués to any promising beauties who may ultimately offer you treats? Have you made longdistance inquiries about speculative possibilities that could be inclined to travel in your direction from their frontier sanctuaries? Would you consider making some subtle change in yourself so that you’re no longer forcing the call of the wild to wait and wait and wait?

SAGITTARIUS (November 22–December 21) If a down-to-earth spiritual teacher advised you to go on a five-day meditation retreat in a sacred sanctuary, would you instead spend five days carousing with meth addicts in a cheap hotel? If a close friend confessed a secret she had concealed from everyone for years, would you unleash a nervous laugh and change the subject? If you read a horoscope that told you now is a favorable time to cultivate massive amounts of reverence, devotion, respect, gratitude, innocence and awe, would you quickly blank it out of your mind and check your Instagram and Twitter accounts on your phone?

CAPRICORN (December 22–January 19) A typical working couple devotes an average of four minutes per day to focused conversation with each other. And it’s common for a child and parent to engage in meaningful communication for just 20 minutes per week. I bring these sad facts to your attention, Capricorn, because I want to make sure you don’t embody them in the coming weeks. If you hope to attract the best of life’s blessings, you will need to give extra time and energy to the fine art of communing with those you care about. AQUARIUS (January 20–February 18) Allergies, irritants, stings, hypersensitivities: sometimes you can make these annoyances work in your behalf. For example, my allergy to freshly cut grass meant that, when I was a teenager, I never had to waste my Saturday afternoons mowing the lawn in front of my family’s suburban home. And the weird itching that plagued me whenever I got into the vicinity of my first sister’s fiancé—if I had paid attention to it, I wouldn’t have lent him the $350 that he never repaid. So my advice, my itchy friend, is to be thankful for the twitch and the prickle and the pinch. In the coming days, they may offer you tips and clues that could prove valuable. PISCES (February 19–March 20)

Are you somehow growing younger? Your stride seems bouncier and your voice sounds more buoyant. Your thoughts seem fresher and your eyes brighter. I won’t be surprised if you buy yourself new toys or jump in mud puddles. What’s going on? Here’s my guess: you’re no longer willing to sleepwalk your way through the most boring things about being an adult. You may also be ready to wean yourself from certain responsibilities unless you can render them pleasurable at least some of the time. I hope so. It’s time to bring more fun and games into your life.

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.

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