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Jungle Vibes takes a final bow

Wayne Morgenthaler liquidates the inventory of his Jungle Vibes Gift & Toy Emporiuim. (Beth Schlanker / Press Democrat)

By SHELDON BERMONT / Petaluma Towns Correspondent Jungle Vibes, Wayne Morgenthaler’s anti-corporate toy store and children’s mecca, is closing for good on Sunday, Feb. 12. Morgenthaler, a former building contractor, political activist, interior designer and Renaissance man, opened his store in 1994. Now 63, he is selling off the last of his inventory and display cases, preparing to move on to what he refers to as “the next chapter” as a permaculture farmer. In the weeks before he locks the door,… Read More »

Fandango at Adobe State Historic Park

Oct. 1 from 12 p.m.-4 p.m. join the Alta California Dance Company for Fandango, a day of 1840’s dance performance. The tradition of the Mexican California’s rancho era takes place every autumn to honor the the slaughtering season, matanza. Admission is $3 for adults, $2 for children for the company to give dance lessons, have games for children, and supply refreshments.. The event will be taking place at 3325 Adobe Rd. For more information call 762-4871 or visit www.parks.ca.gov.