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News, The Snitch Monkey Business: Simian Sighted in Marin -- But S.F. Monkeys Tend to Stay in Zoo

Monkey Business: Simian Sighted in Marin -- But S.F. Monkeys Tend to Stay in Zoo

The news that multiple witnesses have spotted what appears to be a monkey tooling around Novato takes the wind out of San Francisco's sails. Nothing is supposed to happen in Novato -- that's why people move to Novato. We're the…
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Calendar, Night&Day The Ice Caps Are Melting

The Ice Caps Are Melting

Famed artist William T. Wiley has transformed an old pinball machine into high art, doing something we're stunned hasn't been done before. And thanks to the efforts of Jim Dietrick of Novato's Pinball Revival, he made sure it could be…
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Culture, Art Magic Markings

Magic Markings

My first gallery encounter with artist Arthur Okamura came at his one-man painting show two years ago when, unannounced, he began performing a series of his celebrated "pantry" tricks. Over lots of artsy chitchat from a crowd ogling his Bolinas…
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Calendar, Kid Stuff Night Riders

Night Riders

SAT 7/12 Back in 1950, when Children's Fairyland was first built along the shores of Lake Merritt, the idea of a storybook park for children was unique and exciting. What could be more thrilling for a child than to see…
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Music, Labor of Love

Labor of Love

By all accounts, Mike Levy should've been happy. His band, the Sneetches, was doing well. The quartet had toured the U.S. twice, played a prestigious French music festival with John Cale, and completed a jaunt across Japan. Its records, while…
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News, Night Crawler Save the Bats

Save the Bats

When I was a very small child, I lived in Bali for a time. My memories of nights on the island are vivid and wild, filled with strange animal sounds coiling out of jungles marked by large stone monkey temples,…
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