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Summer Arts & Entertainment

Complete guide to North Coast summer events

Make your plans, June-Sept., for festivals, fairs, music, art, plays, family events and free shows.

Jeff Cox

Cox: High-class cookery at John Ash

The restaurant at Vintners Inn is still fine, even without Chef John Ash.

Bite Club
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Family

Northern California city makes water, milk default in kids' meals

A Northern California city says it's taking a stand against obesity, by making milk or water the default drink in kids' meals.

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Anniversaries

Marlene and Gary Knivila

Marlene and Gary Knivila of Santa Rosa celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary with a dinner party at the Francis Ford Coppola Winery.

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Food

6 Sonoma, Napa wineries great for picnic lingering

Offering everything from gourmet popcorn to the all-American burger, here are some go-to spots for great food and wine pairings perfect for outdoor eating.

Lifestyle Galleries
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Wine

Wine of the week

Gundlach Bundschu chardonnay is rooted in playfulness.

Dan Berger

Berger: Planning for a wine museum

Targeted for opening in late 2016, Wineseum has diverse plans that include a small representation of early California wine history.

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Home and Garden

Fake grass growing in popularity around Sonoma County

More and more drought-weary homeowners are turning to lawn alternatives in efforts to conserve water.

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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

Gundlach Bundschu chardonnay is rooted in playfulness.

Michele Anna Jordan

Pairing: Quivira rosé with smoked trout

This week’s winning wine, a rosé from Quivira Vineyards, pairs well with seafood.

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