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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: No frills, good food at O! Sushi

Eight menu pages of delicious sushi make the decision on what to eat a hard choice. Luckily, every choice is a good one.

Bite Club
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Family

Parents going viral with ugly hair cut videos shaming kids

A spate of ugly-cut videos over the last six months or so has lit up a debate over public shaming.

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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

Amy's Drive Thru preps for Rohnert Park debut

Vegetarians have been abuzz for weeks with news of the coming of a new kind of drive thru, pioneered by Petaluma's Amy’s Kitchen.

Lifestyle Galleries
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Wine

LGBT community celebrates at annual Wine Country gathering

About 600 people took part in events during Sonoma County's fifth annual Gay Wine Weekend the past three days. Tourism officials and analysts say the spending power of the LGBT community has only recently been recognized, with Sonoma County well positioned to benefit.

Dan Berger

Berger: Adjusting wine expectations with climate change

The effects of global climate change appear to be a slight increase in the average daily temperature of fine wine-growing regions.

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Home and Garden

Drought pushing critters, pests closer to people

How to protect your home from wild animals looking for food, water amid the drought.

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Outdoors

Regional Parks trails challenge rewards hikers

Those who trek five or more Sonoma County Regional Parks trails between now and November are eligible to receive a few free perks.

Peg Melnik

Wine of the week

Gundlach Bundschu chardonnay is rooted in playfulness.

Michele Anna Jordan

Seasonal Pantry: How to use ancient, evocative bay

Bay leaves fills a hole in simple dishes with its strong flavoring.

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