FOOD & DRINK
Mountain lion spotted in Rohnert Park neighborhood
Residents of a Rohnert Park neighborhood were alerted after a mountain lion was spotted near homes Tuesday morning.The Rohnert Park Department of Public Safety said a citizen called at about 6:25 a.m. to report seeing a mountain lion on the Five Creek Trail near the Crane Creek Trail.The cougar was seen headed east towards Snyder Lane and the mountains, DPS said. Residents were urged to use caution in the area. Wildlife experts offer the following guidelines should you come into contact with a mountain lion:Remain calm and do not approach the animal. Maintain eye contact, speak calmly, and try to make oneself look larger by raising one's arms and standing tall. If that doesn't work and the mountain lion approaches with aggression, one should make noise by shouting and throwing objects to deter it from coming closer. People should back away slowly and never turn their back and run, but should protect children and pets by keeping them close and never letting them play unattended, especially during dawn to dusk, when the animals are most active.
Struggling restaurant flooded with support after daughter shares a video of dad waiting for customers
The power of social media has been beautifully put to good use recently when a daughter shared a video of her father waiting in their empty restaurant. The heart-warming video has gone viral and TikTok users have been flocking to support the family business. Lee's Noodle House on Hopper Avenue opened in 2003. It is owned and operated by Vuong, Lee's father and Ha Tran, Lee's mother. Vuong and Ha serve and cook Vietnamese dishes. While Lee's sister worked at the restaurant before becoming a nurse, Lee also worked at the restaurant throughout high school. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the restaurant had seen a decrease in customers. This is what Vuong was pensively reflecting on in the video shared by his daughter.
This is the 'drunkest' city in California, study shows
LOS ANGELES - Cheers!. That sentiment is probably heard the most in the Santa Rosa-Petaluma region of the Bay Area, which was just named the drunkest city in California, according to a new study. 24/7WallSt, a financial news website, looked at the percentage of men and women over the age...
How family infighting rocked Korbel, the Bay Area's only champagne
It's one of the only wines in America allowed to be called "champagne."
Rohnert Park has a new holiday lights parade!
The holiday lights celebration lands on Saturday, Dec. 2 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Celebrate the season with activities, treats, the tree lighting and free photos. This year is the first (ever) lighted parade that I’m hoping will come back year after year to bring holiday cheer. Way to go, Rohnert Park for hosting all these free family events.
Sonoma County Wildlife Rescue Building New Home for Bear Cubs
A new home for bears is being built in Petaluma. The Press Democrat reports that the Sonoma County Wildlife Rescue is building an apex predator enclosure to help care for bear cubs as well as other large predators like mountain lions. Located on Mecham Road near Stony Point, the rescue is currently caring for a half-dozen cubs in a living room sized area and are set to be released in the spring. The new space would be a 160-by-230-foot enclosure, more than double the current space being used. However, Sonoma County Wildlife Rescue still needs to raise about $300,000 dollars to finish the enclosure having already raised $700,000.
These santa rosa, CA based Kittens are the latest up for adoption and in need of a good home
Considering pet adoption? Or perhaps you just enjoy all things cute and cuddly? Numerous charming pets are ready for a loving home at animal shelters situated in and near santa rosa.
Signs removed from Shake Shack site, burger joint still coming to Montgomery Village
A number of Reddit users took to the Santa Rosa subreddit last week wondering what happened to the Montgomery Village branded signs announcing popular burger restaurant Shake Shack’s upcoming arrival. Shake Shack still has plans to open a Santa Rosa location in the space across the street from Made...
Bakery Hopping in Healdsburg: The 4 Essential Stops for Bread Lovers
In this piece, we explore four exceptional bakeries in Healdsburg. Have you had the pleasure of visiting any of these yet? If so, we'd love to hear your thoughts in the comments section below.
Newly opened!! A review on TEASPOON: Santa rosa's leading boba tea shop
Address: 2060 Santa Rosa Ave Ste B1, Santa Rosa, CA 95407. Desc: Coffee & Tea, Bubble Tea, Juice Bars & Smoothies. A guide of exploration based on authentic user feedback:. Located in Santa Rosa, Teaspoon has swiftly established a positive reputation for its exceptional service, welcoming staff and owner, and laid-back ambiance. The boba tea is especially lauded and regarded as the best by many of its customers. The multitude of flavors on offer, along with the ability to customize sweetness and ice level, adds to its charm. More than just a place to grab a drink, Teaspoon also serves as a vibrant hangout spot with an enjoyable music ambiance.
Win A Gift Certificate To Celebrate Food For Thought’s Dining Out For Life!
Join Sonoma County’s premier dining event, Dining Out For Life!. Each year, over 80 spectacular local restaurants participate in this one-day event benefiting Food For Thought!. Each restaurant generously donates anywhere from 25 to 100% of their sales, with all funds raised going DIRECTLY to Food For Thought’s life-giving...
Sweet Treats: Discovering Cotati's Three Unmissable Bakeries
This article presents a tour of three bakeries located in Cotati. Have you had the chance to visit any of these delightful spots yet? If your answer is yes, we would love to read your thoughts and experiences in the comments section below.
Santa Rosa Hosts 21st Annual National Arts Program Exhibition and Competition: Open for Local Artists and Residents
The City of Santa Rosa Public Art Program, in partnership with the National Arts Program, is hosting the 21st Annual National Arts Program Exhibition and Competition. This program, founded in 1985, aims to inspire and reward creativity nationwide. It started in Philadelphia and now operates in over 80 locations across 37 states.
Freestone Artisan Cheese Shop: A Cheese Lover's Paradise in Sonoma County
Nestled in the heart of the Sonoma Coast wine appellation, Freestone Artisan Cheese Shop stands as a beacon for cheese lovers. With a legacy rooted in an 1880s-era building and helmed by Omar Mueller, a cheese expert trained at the Vermont Institute for Artisan Cheese, this shop offers a rustic charm that complements its gourmet selections. Specializing in handcrafted artisan cheeses that showcase the unique flavors of Sonoma, Marin, and Napa Counties, the shop also features a hand-picked collection of wines and gourmet items like California nuts, locally pressed olive oils, and small-batch jams.
Santa Rosa Island Sunset
I captured a nice photo of the sunset with Platform Holly and Santa Rosa Island. It was taken on 11/26/23, around 4:45 pm.
A Culinary Journey in Healdsburg: 5 Traditional American Delights to Explore
In this article, we explore five traditional American dishes that are a must-try in Healdsburg. Have you had the chance to savor any of these culinary delights yet? If you have, we'd love to hear your thoughts in the comments section below!
Emergence Magazine: Coming Home To The Cove Episode 3, Part 4 / Theresa Harlan
Today, in the final segment from Emergence Magazine's series Coming Home To The Cove, we hear why the erasure of Coast Miwok history on Tomales Bay impacts all of us. Then, we speak with Theresa Harlan about what it was like to make the series on her family’s story of eviction from their ancestral lands.
Indulge in Sebastopol: A Guide to the 5 Most Delectable Bakeries
In this article, we're exploring five delightful bakeries in Sebastopol. Have you had the pleasure of visiting any of them? We'd love to hear your thoughts and experiences in the comments section below!
Unearthing Treasures: 3 Must-Visit Antique Shops in Santa Rosa
In this article, we explore three unique antique shops located in Santa Rosa. Have you had the opportunity to visit any of them? If yes, we'd love to hear your experiences! Please share your thoughts in the comments section below.
Photos: Santa Rosa’s Winter Lights celebration begins with music, photos with Santa, tree lighting
The 40th annual Winter Lights celebration began Friday in Santa Rosa, where Old Courthouse Square played host to families, booths for food and drink, and a photo line with Santa Claus. A 7 p.m. tree lighting capped the night, with a skating show by Redwood Ice Theatre Company and special...