Painting in Plain Sight

Plein Air is a festival of art for education Story & Photos David Bolling At precisely 5 p.m. on the second Tuesday in September, easels will sprout on or near the lawns and sidewalks of Sonoma’s historic Plaza and several dozen artists will begin an annual ritual of painting what…

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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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Bringing London Back to Life

After five years, a unique public-private partnership is a model for success Story David Bolling Photos Steven Krause Jack London is still dead, although some insist his ghost can be seen wandering around the Wolf House, or standing pensively in a copse of towering redwood trees nearby. The park that…

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Bound by Gold

Story David Bolling Photos Lisa Kristine Her luminous brown eyes and the golden halo of hair that frames her face give Lisa Kristine an almost angelic presence. It isn’t the face of a woman you would expect to encounter 200 feet down an illegal mine shaft in Ghana, mingling with…

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Future Economy

The Bad News: Uber and Avis and Japan will be as dead as Kodak. The Good News: Robots won’t take your job and health care will be cheaper. Story Joe Aaron I like to call myself an “economic futurist,” to which you may well ask, “What the heck is an…

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