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Music: The Flamenco Groovies

Andrea La Canela shares her passion for the blues of Spain “A lot of people don’t know, but the Bay Area has quite an extensive...

Advice Goddess

Q: I’m a 41-year-old married lesbian. My wife and I used to work from home together. She recently got an important job, and she’s...

Real World Astrology

ARIES (March 21–April 19)  “The prettier the garden, the dirtier the hands of the gardener,” writes aphorist B. E. Barnes. That’ll be especially applicable...

Cover Story: Underground Ag

 Olamae Combellack was four years old in 1924 when she arrived in Napa from Grand Prairie, Texas, with her mother and 10 siblings. The...

Upfront: The Smoke Filled State

Last Wednesday afternoon, I was perched at the home office in deep West Marin when my nose got that familiar little tickle going. Say...

This Week in the Pacific Sun

In our issue this week, Pac Sun Editor Stett Holbrook opens a cold-case mystery that surrounds the comings and goings of Sir Francis Drake...

Feature: Oh, Francis Where Did Ye Land?

Could Sir Francis Drake have discovered San Francisco Bay, 190 years before history books say Gaspar de Portolá did? Amateur historian Duane Van Dieman...

Stage: Transcendental Meta-Motion

Transcendence Theatre Company’s seventh season of Broadway Under the Stars continues with a dance-centric production titled, appropriately enough, Shall We Dance. The show runs...

Music: Big Fits In

Longtime North Bay funk outfit adopts new handle, throws down at upcoming Novato blowoutChanging your band's name is no easy task, especially after more...

Heroes & Zeroes

Hero Remember that huge backup at the Golden Gate Bridge two weeks ago during afternoon rush hour? Laurie Flynn of San Rafael does. She was...