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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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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