Record Store Days
On April 18, independent record stores around the country celebrate. Gabe Meline's round-up of indie stores in Sonoma and Marin counties. (Pssst: There are none in Napa.)
Murcotts vs Bees
Orange growers and bee-keepers face off over seedless citrus.
Volunteer Week 2009 in Sonoma, Marin and Napa
The California Parenting Institute has new programs to help parents handle troubled times.
Off Walden Pond: 'Walden: The Ballad ofThoreau'.
Music Profile: Devendra Banhart
Just don't mention the phrase "freak folk" within a beard's breath of this new-folk genius.
Music Profile: Bob Livingston
Livingston's global country music odyssey.
Music Review: 'The Venture Bros.: The Music of JG Thirlwell'
Eclectic JG Thirlwell unleashes best bits of his work on 'The Venture Bros.'
Profile: Suzan Fleissner of GG's Earth and Surf
New Santa Rosa resto devoted to all things local, sustainable and delicious.
Winery Profile: Windsor's Inman Family Wines
No chateaux needed to produce Inman's seriously good grape.
Art Preview: April art exhibits in Sonoma, Marin and Napa
Sonoma Valley Museum of Art, Artspace404, the Phantom Gallery, the Headlands Center for the Arts, the di Rosa Preserve, the Sonoma County Museum and others open new shows.
Stage Preview: 'Guys and Dolls' at SRJC
On why you should support college drama departments as avidly as college athletics' departments.
Lit Preview: Dave Eggers and Valentino Deng Achack
'What is the What?' Marin County's 'big read' selection. Eggers and Achack discuss their journey.
Letters to the Editor
April 15 - 21, 2009