Jeff Cox

Cox: A lot of good grub at Farmer & The Fox

The St. Helena restaurant is the perfect place to get a really great burger, among other good eats.

Bite Club
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‘Paddington' stuffed with charm (w/video)

The children’s book hero is brought to life in a movie as sentimental as a stuffed toy from childhood.

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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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A Sebastopol artist cuts back on carbs

Needing to keep her blood sugar down, Joy Stocksdale created more than 100 low-carb recipes inspired by dishes from around the world.

Rosemary McCreary

Homegrown: Grow citrus to suit your needs

A list of in-season citrus fruits you can enjoy while winter is still upon us.

Lifestyle Galleries
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Napa’s Portocork protects health, reputation of wine corks

Natural cork regains its dominance after addressing “taint” issues.

Dan Berger

Berger: The importance of decanting

Even though older wines don't generally command the attention of today’s younger wine buyers, decanting is still a vital tactic.

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Home and Garden

Add some adventure to your garden this year

If you're seeking something unique to include in your garden this year, here's a cheat sheet of a few bold seed choices.

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Report on state parks urges fundamental changes

Key recommendations include upgrading technology and fee-collection systems, diversifying leadership and creating a dedicated source of public funding to support network of state, regional and local parks.

Peg Melnik

This week's wine picks

Be on the lookout for a gorgeous Malbec from Argentina and a tasty white sourced closer to home.

Michele Anna Jordan

Mouthful: SRJC to hold its 1st wine benefit

Coming up: A wine event benefiting SRJC, a remembrance of Nancy Skall and a poetry reading.

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