The Sweet, Tragic Life of Anthony Albano

And the insidious, over-prescribed drug that killed him Story David Bolling On May 5 of this year, the Los Angeles Times published a 7,000 -word investigative report titled, “‘You want a Description of Hell?’ OxyContin’s 12-Hour Problem.” The report explained that Purdue Pharma, the company that launched OxyContin in 1996…

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London Vintage Film Festival Features Rare Live Footage

Charmian London and Hollywood stars appear. Festival benefits Community Center and London Park. Photos Steven Krause Jack London passed away 100 years ago, but the threads of history that connect him to the present are so strong that, in a very real sense, he refuses to die. Or perhaps more…

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The Topsy-Turvy World of Sonoma Real Estate

There’s nothing more important than a happy home—if you can afford one. Story: Jonah Raskin Not long ago, a distinguished California teacher and journalist named Gordon Young wanted to write about his down-and-dirty hometown, Flint, Michigan. He didn’t want to buy a home there, but he told folks in Flint…

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Codi Binkley: Why isn’t this man famous?

Story David Bolling Photos Steven Krause Find yourself a copy of the Whiskey Thieves CD, Almost Time, cue up any song—perhaps “Used to Be,” “Stars Above” or “Whiskey and Women”—close your eyes and conjure in your mind the image of the man you hear singing. The voice is slightly world-weary,…

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Big Pig

Lord Snort (and other exotic exaggerations). Bryan Tedrick’s massive metal nightmares. Story & Photos David Bolling Bryan Tedrick is dressed in a long-sleeved shirt buttoned at the neck, a dark do-rag over his head, a respirator over his mouth and a welder’s helmet on his face. He is bent over…

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