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Jeff Cox

Cox: Santa Rosa is lucky to have Spinster Sisters

There's so much to like at this SOFA spot, the best way to order may to to pin the menu to a wall and throw darts at it.

Bite Club
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Family

Santa Rosa theater offers movies series for kids with special needs

Starting April 25, series offer family films in a setting that allow autistic children and others to move around and express themselves.

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Anniversaries

Anniversary: Gary and Marlene Knivila

Gary and Marlene Knivila celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on January 22, 2015. They were honored at a dinner party held at the Francis Ford Coppola Winery.

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Food

Cox: Glen Ellen Star twinkles with pleasure

The Glen Ellen restaurant offers delightful surprises with their farm-to-table fare.

Rosemary McCreary

Homegrown: Changing the face of a garden

A garden's layout can easily be altered with small changes, or with more drastic adjustments.

Lifestyle Galleries
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Wine

Local spirits for spring cocktails

A wealth of spirits are available in our own backyard, offering a wide range of inspiration for spring cocktails or aperitifs.

Dan Berger

Berger: The ins and outs of dessert wines

Dessert wines are all the rage in tasting rooms and high-end restaurants, but a dud in stores.

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Home and Garden

Sebastopol gardens tour showcases beauty, sustainability

Get a glimpse of some awe-inspiring backyards during an upcoming annual fundraiser.

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Outdoors

North Sonoma Mountain park celebrated

The Monday event will start with a 2 p.m. commemoration, including speakers representing Sonoma County and other park partners. The hike starts at 3 p.m.

Peg Melnik

Wine of the week

Edna Valley Vineyard, 2013 Central Coast Chardonnay offers a taste of bright, tangy fruit coupled with crisp acidity.

Michele Anna Jordan

Seasonal Pantry: New take on Chinese chicken salad

I’ve never had much of a taste for chicken salads, even Asian-style. But circumstances recently got the better of me and I found myself having to come up a version of Chinese chicken salad.

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