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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 »

Petaluma Poetry Walk

Today the Art Council of Sonoma County will be holding the Petaluma Poetry Walk at seven different locations in historic downtown. Beginning at 11 a.m., hear authors Christina Hutchins, Jeanne Wagner and Katherin Hastings at the Petaluma Art Center at 230 Lakeville St. At 5 p.m. catch poets from the Haight-Ashbury Journal at The Pelican Art Gallery at 143 Petaluma Blvd. In between, catch poets at places down town such as Apple Box at the Mill, Aqus Cafe, Copperfield’s Books, … Read More »