John Barella, Basin Street Properties and Petaluma's Theatre District
How the Theatre District developers sweetened their own deal and left taxpayers with a nearly $10 million bill.
Supreme Court's California Prison Ruling
A historic ruling forces the state's prison system to deal with overcrowding. But does it get to the root of the problem?
News Blast: Doug Ernst; Ellie Cohen
St. Helena Star publisher takes on city council; conservation science expert speaks.
Green Zone: Summer School
Marin Headlands offers climate science for bold teachers.
Open Mic: The Search for War
Is Washington even pretending to be interested in peace anymore?
Interview: J Mascis
Former Dinosaur Jr. frontman relishes in the sound of silence-and Edie Brickell.
Review: 'X-Men: First Class'
Action-packed Bond-esque fun marks this lively, if shallow, sequel.
Restaurant Review: Lotus Chaat and Spices
New San Rafael addition offers delectable Indian street food at more than reasonable prices.
Preview: Sonoma Ox Roast
Hearty $12 plates and a "Sauce Your Ox" competition benefit the Sonoma Community Center.
Wine Review: Single Vineyard Night at Thomas George Estates
All your questions answered about this next-generation soiree.
Stage Review: 'Shirley Valentine'
Cinnabar Theater goes to Greece with Mary Gannon Graham in this must-see winner.
Interview: Megan McDonald on 'Judy Moody and the Not-Bummer Summer'
Sebastopol author oversees her first major motion picture.
Preview: Opera and ballet at Rialto and Summerfield Cinemas
Plenty of arias and second acts to go around this summer.
Letters to the Editor
June 1 - 7, 2011