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Spotlight on San Rafael: Tree House and Cafe

 For parents of toddlers, everyday reality can sometimes seem stripped of aesthetic pleasures. Bluntly colorful playgrounds and strikingly color-blocked Gymborees are the norm, while...

Dining: Jamaican Me Hungry

What does a reggae musician do when he’s not touring? He opens a Jamaican juice bar. That’s what Terra Linda resident Strickland Stone and...

Dining: Farm to Cup

When William Murad came to San Anselmo from Brazil for an internship with a software company, little did he know that he would return...

Music: Art Rock

Live music makes people do all sorts of things. Some folks are compelled to dance, some can’t resist singing along and some feel the...

Film: Visual Feast

By Richard von BusackHorror clown of ’70s rock Alice Cooper stars in a one-night revival of his 1975 concert movie Welcome to My Nightmare....

San Rafael Spotlight: Group Inspiration

By Flora TsapovoskyIt took some time, but the coworking trend has reached San Rafael; VenturePad, a full-service coworking and entrepreneurship center, opened here in...

San Rafael Spotlight: Pioneer Man

By Flora TsapovskyCraig Ponsford has been in San Rafael since 2010, which means that he’s way ahead of trends. He may be a graduate...

Music: Universal Music

By Charlie SwansonA founding figure in the new age musical movement, internationally acclaimed composer Kitaro masterfully merges traditional Japanese harmonics and modern electronics for...

Food & Drink: Cake ace

By Tanya HenryAfter spending nearly 20 years in the restaurant industry, Christian Röder, originally from Austria, now makes decorative custom cakes for weddings, anniversaries...

Music: Full bloom

By Charlie SwansonEven though multi-instrumentalist Jason Crosby has been playing music with prodigious skill since he was 2 years old, he still calls himself...