Towns: Santa Rosa
The Week in Sonoma County: Dec. 21-28
A sleigh full of holiday events, as well as live music, art exhibits and a few kids’ activities.
Hole in Bodega Head now refueling stop for migrating birds
The pit once dug to hold a nuclear reactor is filled with fresh water, insects for weary flocks.
How Lakeville got its name
Petaluma River town was named for Tolay Lake in days when Sonoma County was ‘Land o’ Lakes.’
Where to find a Sonoma County tree farm
Locally grown Christmas trees are easy to find on farms throughout the county.
Got lights? Here’s how to show them off
If you’ve got a holiday display worth sharing, add it to our Holiday Lights Map.
The Week in Sonoma County: Dec. 14-21
Share some Stone Soup, watch a movie, see a play or visit the Christmas Train Show.
Celebrate the season in Sonoma County
Town-by-town listings reflect the unique ways each of the communities observes the holidays.
Tiny holiday tributes take form at G&G Supermarkets
Christmas villages, including a Chinatown segment, are displayed in Santa Rosa and Petaluma to honor ancestors.
The Week in Sonoma County: Dec. 7-14
Zenfest, Emerald Cup cannabis festival, music and a ton of holiday events on tap for the week.
Food fresh from Farmers Guild kitchens
A just out farm-to-table cookbook from young farmers raises money for the Sebastopol-based guild, an open-door alliance of new generation producers.
Delsid’s Sonoma County Spirit
Al Delsid, a retired fire captain from Cloverdale, is among 19 who have been chosen to receive Spirit of Sonoma County awards.
Hoop your way to fitness in Santa Rosa
Hula Hoop Fitness class catches on, grows at Finley Community Center.
New life at county's historic Granges
Granges scattered throughout Sonoma County, part of the nationwide farmers' alliance that dates to post Civil War days, are gathering strength and building community.
Rohnert Park baker’s sweet and savory pies
Cheryl Johnson cobblers harken back to Mom’s southern style kitchen.
13 holiday events you won't want to miss
From lighted riverboats and twilight menorah lightings to posadas, processions and tractor parades, the season kicks off with a bang this weekend. Here’s a peek at what's ahead.
Messages of faith and thanksgiving
As we start the holidays with turkey and thanksgiving, Sonoma County faith leaders have their eyes on loftier goals — fasting and reflection, peace and joy, paying it forward and discovering the happiness that comes from reaching out to others in need.
Eat free on Thanksgiving in Sonoma County
Four towns offer free holiday meals Nov. 26 and 27. Here’s how to find them.
Celebrations: 4 examples of local giving
Four Sonoma County enterprises are models of public service.