The Oak Leaf

Dr. German Ascani prescribes and administers ketamine for psychotherapy at his West Sonoma County office.

Changing Minds: Psychedelic psychotherapy in Sonoma County

December 12, 2019

A psychedelic retreat. A 75-milligram dose of ketamine. Intramuscular injections. Eve laid on her mat with her trip-sitter beside her. She felt it coming on. Then, whoosh. “I don’t know if there was a windy noise, or it was just inside my head. T...

Fern Bar: Sebastopol’s newest nightlife destination

Fern Bar: Sebastopol’s newest nightlife destination

April 25, 2019

Fern Bar is a much-welcome haven for anyone craving a bit of bigger city atmosphere. As a fusion between the popular Lowell’s and the trendy Nectary, both in Sebastopol, Fern Bar takes the farm-fresh high-dining experience of Lowells and the imagi...

CBD: A natural remedy for today's ills?

CBD: A natural remedy for today’s ills?

April 3, 2019

Anxiety. Insomnia. Depression. Headaches. As the pressures of survival in present day Sonoma County mount for local students, so, too, do the health consequences. For some students, the negative effects of stress can lead to the abuse of alcohol and re...

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