Not to be contentious BUT I think that you've dramatically shortchanged both the author and the book - respectively AV Walters and 'The Gift of Guylaine Claire'. With just 2 books under her belt to date, AV Walters has demonstrated her ability to tell great stories that introduce characters of great depth and full of real life. Her 2 published novels (just the beginning, I hope) are very enjoyable / memorable to read. One learns a great deal in the process ... certainly much more than the review above lightly intimates about French names (pretty silly). In this book the author demonstrates impressive research and knowledge of Quebecois society along with how family relations universally work. 'The Gift of Guylaine Claire' is may be full of French-named characters, centered around a slain sculptor, and set in Canada but it's clearly and genuinely a story of discovery: cultures, families, politics, love, religion and growth of the human spirit are explored. But above all, it is well written, multifaceted and a terrific read from a new and exciting author who happens to reside locally.
Spot on article. Angelo Chambrone is a force to be reckoned with in the culinary world of Northern California. His skill and passion will only increase with time.
What?!! that sounds hard to believe!
Thanks, Daniel - some archives had glitches in importing to new site. Fixed now.
He is a very talented young chef... and a great young man with loads of potential.
Beautifully worded Kris. If only we had of had that revolution by now! I believe it's still coming. Btw, WHERE ARE YOU???!!! Sylvana :o)
Where's the rest of the article? Missing last 10 paragraphs, about 1/3 of the piece. Please add the rest, this article is important and still relevant. Thanks!
thank you Gabe - that was one brilliant LTE
too brilliant for the PD to publish, alors merci le Bohemian!
because the truth, when finely expressed
cuts through the dust like an ice cold beer after driving the Mojave
BTW what happens when a brown noser tells a lie? Darius smiles!
Despicable. Darius Anderson is trying to shut down the first amendment freedom of expression and opinion in Napa and Sonoma Valleys. Darius Anderson is a plotting, manipulative man with a hard on for power and money, the most dangerous type of man is one who lays in wait for his unsuspecting prey, ready to pounce...if that doesn't work, then he plays the "pay to play" game while he "Rapes and Pillages' our City of Sonoma, our people and our land. The only way to stop a man like this is for the truth about him to be known, that's why he is buying up the media, in a futile attempt to hide all his failings, fines and downright theft of public employee pension plans in numerous cities across America which is only the beginning of his evils. The other truth is that he is so money hungry that he thinks he can get gambling into the City of Sonoma under the guise of a large hotel near our Plaza while he reaches into his pockets, realizes there is nothing there, so he begs for money as a lobbyist for some "great political cause" so he can use money that belongs to other people while practicing his speeches as a confidence man...build another Indian Casino, then steal from the Indians...a truly bad man.
Manipulative and plotting are two good words for Darius Anderson... trying to shut down the first amendment expression of opinion and speech in the Napa and Sonoma Valleys. Obviously, he has a lot to hide while he is "Raping and Pillaging" our newspapers, our land, our City of Sonoma and our people.
A despicable human being with a hard on for power and money is the most dangerous type of man.
Speculation in my opinion is he may also be eyeing the KSVY 93.1FM radio and SonomaSunTV station across from the Index Tribune known to be struggling. Current owner Bill Hammett has creditor court cases pending and some interesting real estate transactions recorded this first quarter as well. Darius already bought up the real estate Bank of Marin building 134 W Napa and the parcel behind it all located right beside the Sonoma Sun media empire. Many think he is planning on using the parcels as annex hotel buildings for his Chateau Sonoma.
Also rumored are the 10 Maple Street LLC Jeffrey Freiberg buildings said to be for sale behing the Lynch buildings. He may "go big" on this hotel some say could someday include a casino.
Wonderful article! I've known this kid (man? Haha.) since he was 11. I worked with him and his parents at Sweet Lou's and all I can say is that his blood ran as deep in passion for food as it does now. I've had the pleasure of enjoying his amazing menu at Barolo. They definitely scored with him in the kitchen. Congrats, Angelo!
Speaking out is not the same thing as leadership. We elect people to Congress to be leaders. The elderly and other average folks who fret while trying to sleep over their future deserve a leader and a champion. They need to hear that Huffman is fighting for them. To do other is to validate the current movement of austerity falsely conncoted in the name of deficit crisis and to protect the bankers and fianciers from being penalized for collapsing the economy. Our elderly and our future generations should not have to pay for these mistakes. Raise the taxes on the elite wealth holders if you are truly worried about the solvency of these programs and are buying into the GOP drown government in the bathtub scenario. Carry the banner and get out in front and hold the line. DO SOMETHING! Don't shirk into the shadows.
You thought they were done?
Well... Surprise! Thursday's paper has MORE!
The plot thickens:
"Lobbiests are good - they do amazing things like keep professional basketball teams in Sacramento" truly amazzzzzzzz......... Yawn. P.O.S. reporting. Certainly not something that Kevin just decided to pick up on his own. Who could possibly be behind this junk? Who?
Get a spine Mr. Huffman. We don't need more Jellyfish democrats in Congress. The Northcoast deserves better.
It’s one thing to say what you hope the president will do. It’s another thing to make a public commitment to what you will do.
The letter that Rep. Huffman has signed and that is on his website says what he hopes the president will do. Rep. Huffman has so far, refused to sign the Grayson-Takano letter. In that letter, the signers make a public commitment to what they will do - and that is, vote against any cuts to Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid benefits.
Rep. Alan Grayson signed the letter that Rep. Huffman signed AND he initiated the Grayson-Takano letter, promising to vote against any cuts to Medicare, Social Security and Medicaid benefits. Rep. Grayson explains why here: http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2013/03/06/gray…
Mr. Huffman shouldn't even be allowed in the same room with Norman Soloman. He is puff piece sold out to the democratic machinery so he can climb higher. He is a career politician. Alice Chan is being nice considering events. Because there were thirteen Democrats in the race and the elections standards had been changed Mr. Huffman never even had to make a single promise to his constituents so he is free to be a complete self-interested sell out to the party machinery.
"Truth Time"? Really? You're afraid to put your real name to this? At least Alice has the guts to sign her name.
How disingenuous can Alice Chan possibly be? She knows Huffman HAS taken a firm and clear stand against these cuts, because it's a matter of public record that has been available on Huffman's website for almost two months. See http://huffman.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/congressman-huffman-on-deficit-reduction-and-social-security-medicare. Huffman has spoken out against these cuts (including chained CPI) on the floor of Congress, and recently acted on his statements by voting against cuts to Medicare and chained CPI. It's shocking that Ms. Chan would choose not to mention any of this, and it speaks to her and Norman Solomon's (in)credibility and basic dishonesty. BTW, they did do some very over the top "bullying" -- Chan co-signed a mass email with Solomon that threatened serious political "consequences" if Huffman didn't sign their pledge. Maybe Ms. Chan should reveal that she ran Norman Solomon's losing campaign against Huffman, and maybe she and he should get over their 23-point loss and stop purposely deceiving people about where Huffman stands on protecting Medicare and Social Security benefits.
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