With gold prices skyrocketing, what's the real cost of the new gold rush?
Infectious Salmon Anemia
A deadly salmon virus, discovered in Canada, could spread to California.
News Blast: Bank Transfer Day
Talking with local credit unions about the exodus from the Big Four banks.
Green Zone: Radiation and Children
When cell-phone radiation standards are set using adult males' skulls, children lose.
Open Mic: Fracking Blowback
Small towns take on corporate bullies.
Essay: Guys Who Like Wilco
Purely unscientific evidence: they're terrible boyfriends.
Review: Cass McCombs' 'Humor Risk'
A successful attempt at "laughter instead of confusion."
Review: 'Martha Marcy May Marlene'
The younger sister of the Olsen twins shines as a survivor of a cult.
Profile: Gourmet Mac 'n' Cheese
North Bay restaurants continue to serve up the good 'n' gooey stuff.
Small Bites: Good Food Hour Recipe Contest
Winner gets their chicken recipe published in John Ash's new cookbook.
Swirl: Ram's Gate Winery
Sweeping views and fine pairings at this outpost in Sonoma.
Preview: Napa Valley Film Festival
Is Napa Valley about to become Hollywood's next Sundance?
Stage: 'Fully Committed' at Sixth Street Playhouse
Dan Saski plays a staggering 42 roles in this fast-paced tour de force.
Review: 'Crimes of the Heart' at Cinnabar Theater
Lovingly funny comedy of three sisters directed by Sheri Lee Miller.
Letters to the Editor
November 2 - 8, 2011