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Jeff Cox

Cox: Mei-Don is fresh Chinese cuisine  

The Santa Rosa restaurant sets itself apart with its use of fresh ingredients.

Bite Club
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Kids still being tracked by phone apps

Many popular kids' apps like Talking Tom and Fruit Ninja collect information in ways parents wouldn't necessarily expect.

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Anniversary: Bernice and Alfred Martinoni

Bernice (Aggio) and Alfred Martinoni met at a dance. 60 years later they are still dancing.

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Sonoma County cooks recall their family favorite holiday dishes

Wine Country’s chefs, growers share seasonal recipes.

Rosemary McCreary

Homegrown: End-of-year lists for the garden

Now that Thanksgiving is just around the corner and holiday to-do lists of all kinds are taking shape, here’s a reminder to keep a list of end-of-year chores for the garden.

Lifestyle Galleries
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Close to Home: Thank God for the grapes

Whenever I hear someone whine that there are too many vineyards in Sonoma County, I find myself snapping back, “Thank God for the grapes.”

Dan Berger

Berger: Heard through the grapevine

Those who grow grapes know that the greatest wines come from balanced vines.

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Home and Garden

Home and garden books to savor by local authors

For the gardener, homeowner or architecture-lover on your Christmas list there are a number of good reads to give.

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Hitting the ski slopes easy from Santa Rosa

Planning a winter run up the mountain is both affordable and easy through ski shop's day trips, as long as you don't mind the early wake up.

Peg Melnik

Wine of the week

The quality of Three Sticks 2012 Sonoma Coast pinot makes it a holiday red worthy of a splurge for those who can its $65 price tag.

Michele Anna Jordan

Seasonal Pantry: Winter is the season for citrus

If you love marmalade, now is the time to make it.

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