Big Foot Days, Small Town Nights

Big Foot Days, Small Town Nights

BIG FOOT DAYS, SMALL TOWN NIGHTS Willow Creek Celebrates Local Folklore on Labor Day Story by Daniel Gelman | Photos Courtesy of Bigfoot Books & Two Rivers Tribune   “The possibility of Big Foot being there is always fascinating.” Although that’s not the reason why Steven Streufert, owner of Big Foot Books in Willow Creek moved there, it keeps him and visitors intrigued.  But neither the town, nor the annual summer festival known as Big…

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Redneck Hippies in Sonoma County

Redneck Hippies in Sonoma County

Redneck Hippies in Sonoma County Jennifer Molidor I love Sonoma County, where guns&ammo stores are located next to medical marijuana dispensaries. As the photographer of the image above notes “we’re a little bit redneck and a little bit hippie.” The Treehouse Having recently returned here from a decade of living in the Midwest, I am both a native and an exile. With excitement and dread, I drove across the county for days, noticing how people…

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Leaving Oz

Leaving Oz

Leaving Oz   By Jennifer Molidor Humor Columnist   I’ve just moved from the Heartland to Sonoma County. I’ve taught college courses in the Midwest for twelve years, but I was raised in the land of redwoods and fog, happy cows and drunken vineyards. My Midwestern students have suggested that people in Northern California live in trees, smoke marijuana, voted for Obama and thinks Kansans are a little too familiar with their farm animals. Well,…

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