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Petaluma Ousts Committee Member Stefan Perez After Racist Social Media Posts Surface

An internet-fueled controversy over the social media posts of a member of a Petaluma committee formed in the wake of last year’s racial justice protests came to a contentious end at a city council meeting on Monday, July 12. The Petaluma City Council voted 5-1 to remove Stefan Perez, a...
Petaluma City Council - June 7, 2021

City Council Will Vote on Removing Member of Petaluma Race Relations Committee

At their Monday, July 12 meeting, the Petaluma City Council will decide whether to kick a controversial resident off of a committee tasked with advising the city on race relations and police policies.  If passed, the resolution would remove Stefan Perez from his appointed seat on the Ad Hoc Community...
Blue Coast Films - Andy Lopez

Documentary Chronicling Andy Lopez Shooting set to Debut on July 15

"The impact of the [2013Andy Lopez shooting can still be felt today," says Ron Rogers, the producer of "3 Seconds in October: The Shooting of Andy Lopez."

Death by Design: How the National Park Service experiments on tule elk

Instagram users love the captive tule elk hoofing Tomales Point at the northern tip of Point Reyes National Seashore. The sleek, befurred mammals seem to commune with tourists who stroll a well-traveled trail in the preserve. Tule elk are Yoda-like, with big, brown eyes. They trumpet, munch flowers and make...

Edible Art Comes to Sebastopol

Formed in the Mission District neighborhood in San Francisco more than a decade ago, The Great Tortilla Conspiracy is a one-of-a-kind food art collective that utilizes actual, edible tortillas as their canvas of choice. This week, the unusual collective is packing up their artistic ingredients and traveling from the...

Culture Crush: Five festivals and in-person events this week

St. Helena Now in its second week, Festival Napa Valley's 2021 live summer season continues to showcase world-renowned artists such as operatic and orchestral conductor Kent Nagano, who makes his festival debut in a performance of Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi at Charles Krug Winery. A California native, Nagano was best known...

Theater Lives Again in Cloverdale

With the lifting of most restrictions on in-door gatherings, the curtain continues to slowly rise on live, in-person theater in the North Bay. Many companies, having made their season announcements, plan to welcome audiences into their houses with productions opening from mid-August to early September. The Cloverdale Performing Arts Center...

Wine of the Times: Upcoming events showcase the North Bay’s tastes

Several North Bay organizations invite the public to raise a glass in both virtual and in-person settings this summer for events that celebrate the region’s vintner culture and support local wineries, local youth and the fight against cancer. Founded in 1944, Sonoma County Vintners represents more than 200 wineries and...
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