Taste This!

A marathon tour of Sonoma Plaza tasting rooms. Photos: Steven Krause Some people call it symbiosis—the relationship between alcohol, wine, tourism and the economic vitality of this globally recognized tourist destination called Sonoma. Other people call it a curse, an economic monoculture, an alcoholic Disneyland, a traffic-congested nightmare and the…

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Tobias Weinberger’s Traveling Spectacular

Magic, mystery, music in a ’51 Chevy truck. Story David Bolling Tobias Weinberger is 6-feet-2, and the distance from his lips to the pit of his stomach is approximately 24 inches. At least that’s the length of the blade he inserts through his open mouth, down his throat, past his…

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The Memorable Music of David Aguilar

Sonoma Treasure Artist releases new CD. Story Jonah Raskin Photos Steven Krause Spend a lazy afternoon with David Aguilar over tea and muffins in a local café and you might feel you’re in the presence of a real-live celebrity. Everyone, young and old, seems to know him and revere him.…

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Evita is Toscano

Photos Steven Krause, Story David Bolling If Eva Perón were still alive she’d be 98 years old and moving, we can assume, rather slowly. But if she were alive and had witnessed the flattering (if painfully honest) depiction of her life by Madonna in the 1996 film version of Evita,…

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Here, Kitty, Kitty

A tour through the Lyon menagerie. Photos Steven Krause It all started 16 years ago with a camel named Kazzy, a female Bactrian (two humps), born in Casper, Wyoming, and adopted by Rob and Robin Lyon when she was 3 days old and weighed 110 pounds. They nursed Kazzy round…

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