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An October 2001 trip to Santa Rosa by Ishtar

Ballooning is quite popular Photo, Santa Rosa, California More Photos
Quote: I had been to Santa Rosa four years ago, and made a sales call with a representative. The rest was a blur. On this visit, I took the time to get acquainted and found some things definitely charming.

Historic Santa Rosa

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Overview

Ballooning is quite popular Photo, Santa Rosa, California
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Our lunch at East/West Café. It's located in Montgomery Village on which I will expand later. I had a successful visit with a major stamp manufacturer in Santa Rosa, which made our stay that much more enjoyable. Picking up a copy of the North Bay Bohemian was also a great experience. It's an intelligent newspaper with pointed views on current events; one of the most enjoyable articles for me was entitled "Living Well Is the Best Revenge" and addressed the population at large, specifically those who questioned the very point of existence after September 11th. A particular sentence sums up the flavor of the article: "I'm also suggesting something more than making sure we don't sacrifice the fu...Read More

East West Café

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Restaurant

East West Café Photo, Santa Rosa, California
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This is one of those places Chuck and I fell into by accident. He had been telling me about Montgomery Village and that he used to come to the area some 15 years ago. We went around the complex a couple of times looking for a parking spot. We saw an outdoor cafe offering wraps and were going to stop there for lunch. Another spin around, and we decided to try the East West Cafe. There was actually a line here! We took a cue from the customers ahead of us who were studying the menu while waiting. As I looked around the establishment, I noticed a lot of blue tiles on the wall, and mentioned to Chuck that this place undoubtedly had moslem owners, as they believe in the evil eye, which is warded off b...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on October 27, 2001

East West Café
2323 Sonoma Avenue
Santa Rosa 95405
(707) 546-6142

Wells Fargo Center for the Arts

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Attraction | "Luther Burbank Center for the Arts"

Wells Fargo Center for the Arts Photo, Santa Rosa, California
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The LBC, as it is known here, was named after Luther Burbank, a man who earned celebrity by developing the Shasta daisy, the Santa Rosa plum and the Burbank potato. I bet you didn’t know that, and guess what? Neither did I. So what does agriculture have to do with performing arts? It seems that Mr. Burbank hung out with the celebrities of his time, such as Thomas Edison and Helen Keller and prominent artists and screen stars. Some 50 years after his death, a group of civic leaders formed a foundation in his name with the hope of establishing an art center. Twenty years ago, community leaders purchased the site of the Christian Life Center and its 53 acres, and thus the genesis of the LBC in 1981....Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on November 7, 2001

Wells Fargo Center for the Arts
50 Mark West Springs Road
Santa Rosa, California 95403
(707) 546-3600

Fourth Street

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Story/Tip

Artistic Composite of the Quaint Shops Photo, Santa Rosa, California
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Fourth Street, coincidentally here too, is a stretch of fine restaurants and shops in downtown Santa Rosa. It’s a microcosm of chic, hoopla, global, healthy, relaxed, and history. If you do Fourth Street, you’ve captured the essence of Santa Rosa’s people.There are so many wonderful shops to see; if you are inclined to go tribal, Gado Gado International will delight you with all sorts of imported sculpture, furnishings, dolls, and other objets d’art from the Far East. Exquisite jewelry can be seen at E. R. Sawyer , a family that has been in the business since 1879. One of my favorite shops will have to be Corrick’s ; there I can linger and look at their stationery, ar...Read More

ArtTrails Open Studio Tour

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Sculpture by Photo, Santa Rosa, California
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The dates for this year's tour were October 13-14 and 20-21 which was perfectly timed for my trip. This is presented by the Cultural Arts Council of Sonoma County. Essentially this is a self-guided tour which allows you to visit 145 artists spread out all over the county. The ArtTrail sign tells you that you have come upon a member of the council. There is a map which you can pick up which is numbered; each number corresponds to an artist's studio in the catalogue. We found a great memorial Statue of Liberty by an artist in Sebastopol to the victims of the World Trade Center. This comprises Santa Rosa, Healdsburg, Sebastopol, Petaluma and Sonoma. While visiting the artists, stop by and enjoy the fo...Read More

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Ishtar

Ishtar
Bayside, New York

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