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December 20-26, 2006

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Photo Club

This fall, eight talented students from Santa Rosa High School's ArtQuest program filed into the filthy warren that we like to call our offices. Armed with old-fashioned cameras (remember film?) they agreed to document the communities around them as a special treat for this issue.

Over the course of several months, they filed back into our filthy warren and sipped our tepid water while working with their mentor teachers, Tanya Braunstein and Glen Graves, and me to find the best ways to reflect the North Bay back to itself through the medium of photography.

Initially, all the photographers were to shoot on the same day. But stuff happens. Instead, they documented the exact time on a weekend day and where they were when they were struck so well.

Our cover and those images chosen for this page reflect only a minute sliver of the good work that these young artists did. We're proud to showcase them this holiday season.

--Gretchen Giles

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Photograph by Chelsea Walsh

Gateway: Sebastopol, 12:35pm. A boy rallies for the troops at the town's weekly protest against the war. Photograph by Chelsea Walsh.

Photograph by Lisa Kelly

First page biker: Cotati, 4pm. Outside of the Trade Winds on a Wednesday afternoon. Photograph by Lisa Kelly.

Photograph by Francesca Longlin

Grandpa and girl with balloon: St. Helena, 1pm. Little girl and balloon with UFW protesters outside of CK Mondavi Vineyards. Photograph by Francesca Longlin.

Photograph by Claire Sloan

Flag: Occidental, 4:40pm. Terry Ann Gillette laughs while making bubbles outside of her shop, the Flying Turtle. Photograph by Claire Sloan.

Photograph by Cayla Crum

Bubble thing: Valley Ford, 3pm. Flag and pole, reminders of Christo and Jeanne-Claude's Running Fence. Photograph by Cayla Crum.

Photograph by Meredith Koenne

Second page light fixture: Calistoga, 2:45pm. The light fixture above the Wappo Bar & Bistro. Photograph by Meredith Koenne.

Photograph by Meredith Koenne

Not kill: Sebastopol, 12:56pm. A man rallies against the war at the town's weekly protest. Photograph by Chelsea Walsh.

Photograph by Freesia Levine

Men on bench: Healdsburg, 5:45pm. Two businessmen chat while waiting to be seated at a restaurant. Photograph by Freesia Levine.

Photograph by Alex Molinari

Girl: Santa Rosa, 2pm. Rachael Ingram, an employee at Riley Street art supply store, peruses the shelves. Photograph by Alex Molinari.

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