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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Putting a Price on the Fourth of July

Unless we’re willing to pay, Sonoma’s eighth-best-in-the-nation Fourth of July may become a memory. Story & Photos David Bolling The advertised circulation for Travel & Leisure magazine is just under 1 million copies per month. Employing the conventional, if inflated, multiplier that holds each copy is read by approximately 2.3…

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Finger Food

Paul’s Produce plows through another winter. Story David Bolling Photos Steven Krause If you look at the palms of Paul Wirtz’s hands you see a roadmap of dirt. It looks almost subcutaneous, the rich alluvial soil of Sonoma Valley worked into every crack and crevasse of each leathery palm and…

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Chasing the White Dragon

The Low Down on Getting High with Meth Story Jonah Raskin Photos Steven Krause Behind the cascading vines, the award-winning wines and the squeaky-clean spas, there’s a down and dirty side of the Sonoma Valley that’s hooked to a drug variously called speed, crank, crystal, ice, tweek and, of course,…

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VOMM Makeover — Ken Brown

Photos Steven Krause Ken Brown hadn’t had his hair cut since Norman Krug made him do it for a job. He can’t remember the date but it was sometime in the 1970s. He also can’t remember the last time he wore shoes because he doesn’t own any. Just sandals. He…

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