FOOD & DRINK
Avian Flu: 250,000 birds to be euthanized in Sonoma County
PETALUMA, Calif. - Animal disease experts are raising concern about the spread of the avian flu in the Bay Area after two farms in Sonoma County said they had to euthanize around 250,000 birds this week. The decision was made after routine testing came back positive for bird flu at...
A little banjo goes a long way
Chapter 66: Summer 1950 • Sonora ~ The family met Jay Bruce and his wife in the summer of 1950 when their car broke down and was being repaired across the way at Kelley’s. Betty was amazed; they were the oldest people Betty had ever seen driving (they were almost seventy). Mom was concerned about this elderly couple stranded in the alley so she invited them in out of the searing heat. Other than family, we seldom had adults in our house anymore except Mom’s family, an occasional priest, or the doctor.
Open Your Homes and Hearts: The Puppies Of sonoma, CA Need You!
Interested in adding a furry friend to your family? Even if you're just keen on viewing some of the cute critters available for adoption nearby, there are ample pets waiting for their forever homes in animal shelters throughout and around sonoma.
Korean Fried Chicken Chain Bonchon Coming Soon to Sonoma County
Back in October, news broke that Petaluma would be getting a Bonchon Korean Fried Chicken restaurant. If you’re a KFC (Korean fried chicken) fan, you know their super crispy double-fried chicken kicks the pants off the other KFC. The restaurant chain also serves bulgogi fries (a Korean-style poutine), takoyaki...
New Movie, No More: Closing of the Rohnert Park Theater
After a long 25 years, Reading Cinemas in Rohnert Park has officially shut down. Many people were shocked, considering the company had not said anything in regards to the closing until they posted papers around their windows less than a month prior to their final show date on October 31st. The unwarned patrons of the theater were confused as there was no clear reason for the closing, and the company owners and theater representatives were unavailable for commenting, according to both the Press Democrat and KSRO articles on the topic. With that, many people have asked, “Why did the beloved theater close?”
Look-into-this restaurant menu and their special dumplings dish in Santa Rose, CA
Located in Santa Rosa, Grossman's Noshery & Bar is a charming restaurant that combines cozy and elegant dining experiences. The atmosphere is fresh and vibrant, with a casual and elegant feel that makes you want to unwind and enjoy.
Don't Miss the Ultimate Holiday Drag Brunch Spectacular!
Get ready to experience the extraordinary! The DRAG BRUNCH- HOLIDAY SPECTACULAR! is coming to town! Mark your calendars for Sun, Dec 03 from 11am to 3pm, because you won't want to miss this.
Embark on a Culinary Journey: Discover Cotati's Top 3 Chinese Restaurants
In this article, we're exploring three exceptional Chinese restaurants in Cotati. Have you had the chance to visit any of these culinary gems yet? If you have, we'd love to hear your thoughts in the comments section below!
Experience Petaluma: Discover the Top 3 Cafes in Town
In this article, we'll be exploring three noteworthy cafes in Petaluma. Have you had the chance to visit any of these spots yet? If you have, we'd love to hear your thoughts and experiences in the comments section below.
Savoring Sonoma: The Top 6 Delis You Must Visit
In this article, we're exploring six delightful delicatessens in Sonoma. Have you had the chance to visit any of them? If you have, we'd love to hear your experiences! Please feel free to leave your comments below:
New Sonoma restaurant slated to offer live music, dancing
The newest addition to El Verano’s dining scene brought a historic space back to life. Buck’s Place, an Italian restaurant and bar, sits on Grove Street in a 1906-era building, the former home to several notable businesses over the years. Quietly opening just before Thanksgiving, its halls will come alive once more with music, dancing and dining.
Rohnert Park swim center deal revitalizes shopping center
An indoor swimming school that has grown to five Bay Area locations is diving into the North Bay market. La Petite Baleen school has signed a 15-year lease for an 8,500-square-foot space in the Raley’s Towne Centre shopping complex at the southwest corner of Rohnert Park Expressway and State Farm Drive.
Nature Photographer Captures Photo of Unusual Ghostly Badger in Point Reyes
In a rare sighting, nature photographer David Kramer discovered a striking pale American badger during a hike in Point Reyes National Seashore. Kramer recently took a picture of the unusual animal before it quickly darted out of sight in the park, as SFGATE reported. The Point Reyes National Seashore recently...
Animal rights activist sentenced to 90 days in county jail
Thursday, November 30th, 2023. After a Sonoma County jury found him guilty earlier this month, animal rights activist Wayne Hsiung was sentenced in Sonoma County Superior Court Thursday. He was facing up to three-and-a-half years in prison, but the practicing attorney and former Berkeley mayoral candidate may not even serve...
Danica Patrick gives glimpse into her wine tasting room in the ‘magical little town of Calistoga’
Professional race car driver turned winery owner Danica Patrick recently took to social media to give people a glimpse into the Calistoga tasting room devoted to her wine brand. In an Instagram post earlier this week, Patrick wrote about the Somnium Wines room she opened in February in “the magical...
Despite its dark history, the lovely Lodge at Marconi is a bright new spot on Tomales Bay
It wasn’t the somewhat salacious history of The Lodge at Marconi that drew me to the new hotel on the shore of Tomales Bay. I hadn’t heard any of it—not about Marconi’s essential role in the development of radio transmissions in the 1910s, not about the drug rehab facility that moved in in the ‘60s, not about the cult that evolved out of the rehab’s dubious psychological treatments in the ‘70s.
Join the Magical Harry Potter Paint Night for an Enchanting Evening of Art and Fun!
Prepare to embark on a magical journey! The enchanting Harry Potter Paint Night is fast approaching. This captivating event is set to take place on Mon, Dec 04, from 6pm to 9pm at the charming Flagship Taproom located at 446 B Street, Santa Rosa, CA 95401.
What’s on the Menu at Starks’ Newest Restaurant in Downtown Santa Rosa
The name of Mark and Terri Starks’ new restaurant — Augie’s — tells you a lot about the Santa Rosa French bistro. It’s a cheeky reference to Auguste Escoffier, the French chef and restaurateur considered the father of modern French cuisine. You can thank him for standardizing recipes once served to kings and aristocrats, for creating a military-like structure for kitchen staff and for cleaning up (literally) unsanitary food preparation.
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...