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Outdoor Living

A secret garden in Oakmont

See how a vacant Santa Rosa backyard has been transformed into a flourishing sanctuary.

Jeff Cox

Cox: Food is art at Valette

The Healdsburg restaurant layers each ingredient of their colorful dishes like a painting, creating a feast for the eyes.

Bite Club
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Family

The story behind the new Dr. Seuss book

'What Pet Should I Get' features the same siblings as 'One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish.'

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Anniversaries

Ken and Sandy Stein

Ken and Sandy Stein celebrated their 50th anniversary with a dinner at the Victorian house and gardens of Madrona Manor in Healdsburg.

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Food

At the table with restaurateur Palmer

Take a behind-the-scenes look at Charlie Palmer’s restaurants in Healdsburg and St. Helena.

Lifestyle Galleries
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Wine

Berger: Should US lower some wine taxes?

In view of the fact that the federal levy on wine is a two-tier tax, it seems obvious that the government views different kinds of wine in different ways.

Dan Berger

Berger: Should US lower some wine taxes?

In view of the fact that the federal levy on wine is a two-tier tax, it seems obvious that the government views different kinds of wine in different ways.

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Home and Garden

Garden Doctors: Drought challenges, solutions

Jackie B. writes: What are some recommended drought tolerant and easy maintenance plants that will attract beneficial insects into the garden?

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Outdoors

Berryessa Snow Mountain gets federal protection

Federal protections announced Friday in Washington cover a mountainous region that runs through Napa, Lake, Mendocino, Solano and Yolo counties.

Peg Melnik

Wine of the week

The fingerprints of John and Nancy Lasseter are all over our wine-of-the-week winner — the Enjoué, 2014 Sonoma Valley Rosé.

Michele Anna Jordan

Seasonal Pantry: My pot-of-water experiment

Ideas for saving your leftovers from the compost bin.

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