Paintballing in Napa County
Some 10 million people across the U.S. regularly suit up and shoot each other in a fantasy war game. Don't they know there's a real war (or two) going on?
California Schools Just Don't Learn
A new report says that regardless of the billions poured into the system, California's schools keep getting dumber.
News briefs for Sonoma, Marin and Napa
Ungrateful fire victims, Sonoma County's 'Real Heroes' and the maze of troubles caused by Marin's labyrinth.
Column. The Byrne Report: North Bay Officer Shootings
When does a so-called "spate" of officers shooting to kill become a trend of officers shooting to kill?
Ask Sydney: No question too big, too small or too off-the-wall
You can't divorce your family; plus: unvaccinating the doc and Sydney's kids complain.
Review: 'Hot Fuzz'
The 'Shaun of the Dead' team takes aim at cop films.
Sprout Fest in San Geronimo
Daylong conscious hip-hop fest for youth and the oldsters who love them features Radio Active.
Nostalgia Candy in Sonoma and Marin counties
When a candy bar is more than a candy bar it's an exercise in odd therapeutic memory.
Review: Rafters in San Rafael
The perfect solution for the post-hike-brew-and-a-pie-for-under-$20 dilemma.
Review: Meeker Vineyard in Geyserville
Humble, efficient, cool and wry--whoda guessed the owner is a former Hollywood mucky-muck?
Bellwether Sheep-Milk Yogurt
Move over sugared-up supermarket slurry, goat's yogurt is rich and tangy.
Green Valley Earth Day
Just before its new AVA designation becomes final, the Green Valley celebrates from the ground up at Iron Horse Vineyards.
'Fairfield, Idaho' a riff on Santa Rosa, Calif.
Darwin Meiners turns a hobby into an obsession with his new indie film.
Preview: New Theater Season in Sonoma, Marin and Napa
A look at the slate of excellence planned for the coming season on North Bay stages.
Letters to the Editor
April 18-24, 2007.