Sausalito's Alta Mira: Riches to Rehab
Sausalito is the latest exclusive California coastal community to see a surge in upscale treatment centers. What don't wealthy addicts produce? Taxes. Patricia Lynn Henley reports on the powerful and the banal.
Kevin Lunny vs the National Park Service
When Kevin Lunny and his brothers bought their oyster outfit two years ago, they knew it was poised to go 'wild' in 2012. Slow food comes up against wilderness policy.
News Briefs for Sonoma, Marin and Napa
St. Anthony's methane power and 'Bottle Shock' goes to Sundance.
The Green Zone
Guayakí Yerba Mate: Two cups a day is all it takes.
Essay: Notes from the Underground
Real live music is still being made in the North Bay.
Essay: Prince hates you
The Purple One's lawsuit against his admirers begs examination of the fan/celebrity symbiosis.
Preview: Jonathan Richman
The Most Sincere Man Alive returns to Butter and Eggs Town.
Preview: Strange Cabbage
Preview: The North Bay Sizzles
The million brilliant things to do this weekend.
Essay: Wine & Cheese 101
Why fat loves acid and other mysteries of party-planning for the holidays.
Restaurant review: Carneros Bistro & Wine Bar
In which our reviewer goes so ga-ga for dinner that she stays over for breakfast.
Food News: Hopmonk Tavern in Sebastopol
The latest update on Dean Biersch's planned micro-pub are loosed from tightly held lips.
Winery review: The Great Charbono Hunt
A little-used native varietal, Charbono is given good stead at On the Edge Winery in Calistoga.
Review: 'Margot at the Wedding'
Women on the verge of a nervous breakdown.
Preview: ' Starting Out in the Evening'
Grown-up alert! Writer/director Andrew Wagner hosts a screening of this new film, replete with cocktail party and dinner to follow.
Stage review: 'A Christmas Carol' at Sonoma County Repertory Theater in Sebastopol
This winning production pays particular attention to the beauty of Dickens' language.
Letters to the Editor:
December 5-11, 2007