Category Archives: Around Town

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Jousting! Cosplay! Comics! LumaCon, 2016

Do you like comic books? Love live-action role play? Do you love cosplay? Jousting? Drawing? Then LumaCon, Petaluma’s own annual youth comic convention, is for you. LumaCon is held the fourth weekend in January, in Petaluma, and this year it … Continue reading

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Tales From Mockingbird

There’s a special quality to retail over the Thanksgiving weekend. Some might call it desperation. I’m very glad I don’t work in a big store or at a mall; it would be hellish. Small local businesses like clothing stores or … Continue reading

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The Pomo Youth Dancers

The local Pomo Youth Dancers group performed at the Farmers Market on October 11. The group was founded by Joe Salinas, a staffer at the Sonoma County Indian Health Project. I hadn’t heard of them until this Sunday,  but I’m … Continue reading

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The Muir Tea Room; It Feeds the Spirit

The beautiful yard caught my eye first, and then I looked up at the lovely white Victorian cottage that houses The Muir Tea Room. This building, located at 330 South Main Street, two buildings south of the Post Office, used … Continue reading

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Shining Like a National Guitar

Here is Doug Adamz playing National Steel at The Last Record Store on Saturday, August 16. He is playing from his new CD called… well, you get it. Doug is family friend of my longtime friend Linda Kane who was … Continue reading

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Lunch in Railroad Square

After I ran errands in Santa Rosa I stopped in Railroad Square to have Thai food for lunch. Khoom Lanna is at the west end of the square, close to Depot Park. I parked and swiped my credit card, listening … Continue reading

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The Wednesday Market

The Santa Rosa Original Certified Farmers’ Market takes place twice during the week; Saturday mornings and Wednesday mornings. The mid-week market is a perfect opportunity for Santa Rosans to replenish salad greens and fruit. Since I did a poor job … Continue reading

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Spring Lake Park

Not much new and exciting to write about, so I thought I’d share some pictures. Spring Lake Park is in eastern Santa Rosa, (between SR and Kenwood). It backs up onto a state park called Annadel that I need to … Continue reading

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The Book Festival –Women in Suspense

Sue Olson McCullough moderated the Women in Suspense panel. Sue rounded up three successful mystery/suspense writers from the San Francisco Bay Area; one with seven books under her belt; another with two series going and a third who just published … Continue reading

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Neither Rain nor Sleet… The Sonoma County Book Festival Goes On

A few small raindrops fell on my head as I walked from the parking structure across the Santa Rosa Junior College’s velvety green lawn. A short distance away I could see the white tops of awnings. A flock of blue … Continue reading

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