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Jonathan Farrell

Editor-at-Large based in San Francisco, CA, United States. Joined on Apr 15, 2009
Expertise in Small business, Government, Real estate & construction

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Op-Ed: The softer, holiday-friendly side of Truman Capote Special

As fashion designer Givenchy celebrates a retrospective exhibit which debuted this fall, no doubt author Truman Capote's "Breakfast at Tiffany's" comes to mind when Audrey Hepburn portrayed the unique 'Holly Golightly' in the lead role.

Op-Ed: Podcasts are prolific part of the changing world of digital media Special

For all those out there still skeptical or reluctant about recent technology and its impact, take note of the growing use of podcasts. They are prolific.

Op-Ed: Ron Howard's 'Eight Days' film now out on DVD/BluRay Special

Just in time for the holiday season, the Ron Howard Documentary film "Eight Days A Week" about the Beatles during their touring years is now out on DVD and BluRay.

Craneway Crafts Fair is now namesake of KPFA holiday fundraiser Special

Richmond - Salvaging hardy materials from the discarded or overlooked is not new. Yet recreating and re-imagining a building to house a new purpose is a trend these days.

One Town's Veteran's Day Celebration like so many across the USA Special

Sonoma - While the annual breakfast at the Veteran's Memorial Building in Sonoma was "first come first serve" basis, there was plenty of fresh made pancakes, scrambled eggs and sausage to go around this past Friday Nov. 11.

Review: A nice little 'get-a-way' spot is San Anselmo Inn in Marin County Special

San Anselmo - It is always a nice surprise to discover a little treasure of a place in an often overlooked area. One that this reporter recently stumbled upon unexpectedly is the town of San Anselmo.

Author John Perkins points to 1976 as pivotal year economically Special

No doubt, the U. S. economy is on everyone's mind now that the presidential election is over. Yet as author John Perkins noted, "the fact that someone outside the status quo was elected, says people want change."

Rob Bernshteyn's book 'Value as Service' says this is the model Special

The CEO of the software company Coupa, says the next major disruption facing businesses is a new business model that is evolving to a new standard. It will be where companies must offer a clear and quantifiable long-term value in order to compete.

Op-Ed: San Francisco burger place mourns loss of waitress who died at 96 Special

San Francisco - Every so often we are reminded that things that seem permanent and forever are only "on loan" to us. And, that we should not take anything for granted.

Op-Ed: Surrealist Cynthia Tom brings a whimsical side to Sausalito Special

Sausalito - The rainy and yet summer-like weekend of Nov. 5 and 6 was a busy one for surreal artist Cynthia Tom. She opened her art studio at 1890 Bryant for an Open Studios weekend while preparing for a more formal gallery showing.

Fall, French cooking and San Francisco, a Bon Appetit combination Special

San Francisco - Bay Area based author Carole Bumpus was delighted when she got the news that she and her companion cookbook, ‘Recipes for Redemption’ from her novel 'Cup of Redemption' were invited to the "Literary Feast" of Les Dames d’Escoffier on Nov. 13.

'Mad Sal' is the gal to see at the annual Dickens Christmas Fair Special

San Francisco - As our nation ponders the possibility of a woman president in this upcoming November election, it is important to note how far women have advanced over a century’s time.

Painter poet Renaissance man remembered, Sonoma Day of The Dead Special

Sonoma - Underneath a fingernail-crescent moon, Sonoma locals gathered the day after Halloween to remember those who have passed on in a Day of The Dead celebration that has become a tradition. Among those remembered on Nov. 1 was artist-poet Dick Cole.

John Stanley retired host of 'Creature Features' talks ghost Special

Sonoma - On Halloween night it is customary for the older kids to watch scary movies. These days Netflix, Hulu and others have dozens and dozens to select from. But not too long ago, there was a time when a scary move was on local TV.

Bookshop owner celebrates 25th anniversary with his own book Special

Sonoma - Just before his Sonoma, California book shop celebrates its 25 anniversary next month, Readers' Books owner Andy Weinberger debuted his own book this past week.

Op-Ed: Moonalice has much to say with new CD 'High 5' Special

Mill Valley - The psychedelic band 'Moonalice' will be having a concert at Sweetwater Music Hall in Mill Valley on Nov 3 to show their support of Prop 64.

Op-Ed: Sonoma Realtor-turned author, now has her own column Special

Sonoma - Autumn brings to mind change and a shift in the seasons. The symbolism has not gone unnoticed by local Realtor-turned author, Catherine Sevenau.

Review: Otherworldly artist Sha Sha Higby dances at the Throckmorton Special

Mill Valley - Described by some as “other-worldly,” “haunting” “evocative” “exquisite and ephemeral” International performance/sculptural artist, Sha Sha Higby is one-of-a-kind. Her work will be appearing at the Throckmorton in Mill Valley in November.

Op-Ed: Comedian talks documentaries with fellow comedians on podcast Special

San Francisco - Over the past 40 years the documentary has blossomed from a didactic tool in a classroom to a box-office attraction. Examples of this in recent years are in films such as Michael Moore’s ‘Bowling for Columbine.’

Op-Ed: Dreams are what art is made of for exhibit in Mill Valley Special

Mill Valley - As the weather turns to fall, the chill in the air and the shortening of days makes people more inclined to be indoors and to sleep. And it is when in deep REM sleep that scientists say that people have dreams.
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