North Bay Bohemian
The North Bay Bohemian is a free weekly newspaper published in the North Bay subregion of the San Francisco Bay Area, in California, United States. The newspaper is distributed in Sonoma and Napa counties. The newspaper began publication in 1979 as The Paper in the Guerneville area of western Sonoma County by struggling artist turned community journalist Nick Valentine and jazz pianist Bob Lucas.It was renamed the Sonoma County Independent in 1993 under the ownership of John Boland and James Carroll. In 1994 the Independent was purchased by Metro Newspapers, an independent group of three Bay Area alternative weeklies and the publication frequency was changed to weekly.