Press Democrat Lifestyle RSS Feed Press Democrat RSS en-us Sun, 22 Sep 2019 00:00:00 PST (Ted Appel) 30 Copyright 2016 The Santa Rosa Press Democrat 180 18 <![CDATA[ Art, leadership change celebrated at Face to Face gala ]]> There’s always a heap of bidding at the grand art auction hosted each year by Face to Face, the agency committed to ending HIV and … ]]> Sat, 21 Sep 2019 23:11:10 PDT <![CDATA[ Will Sonoma County’s accolades raise more wine auction funds for nonprofits? ]]> The Sonoma County Wine Auction on Saturday raised a record-breaking $6.1 million for charitable causes, with the county’s recent designation as the “Wine Region of … ]]> Sat, 21 Sep 2019 23:26:44 PDT <![CDATA[ 'Natural talent': Santa Rosa artist on the rise for his scenic paintings of Grand Canyon, Yosemite ]]> Working in a modest studio space in west Santa Rosa, painter Sergio Lopez gets good sunlight from five smallish windows, but on a canvas at … ]]> Fri, 20 Sep 2019 18:21:25 PDT <![CDATA[ New game explores mysteries of Petaluma ]]> “The Petaluma Puzzle” is the newest clue-based scavenger hunt offered by Mystery Missions, which has launched similar games in Healdsburg, Sonoma and Windsor. Get all … ]]> Fri, 20 Sep 2019 15:53:01 PDT <![CDATA[ Historic Tomales saloon finds its local mojo with farm-to-table cuisine ]]> Here, there, everywhere in Wine Country, dining is farm-to- table. We’re so rich with boutique ranches, dairies, artisanal farms and fresh-from-the-water seafood, that good restaurants … ]]> Sat, 21 Sep 2019 08:54:21 PDT <![CDATA[ Why local disc golfers are getting some overdue respect ]]> Laura Parker, an avid disc golfer who has been competing in local and regional professional tournaments for the past three years, believes her sport deserves … ]]> Fri, 20 Sep 2019 20:38:33 PDT <![CDATA[ Sazon restaurant still shines with bold Peruvian flavors ]]> Now in its ninth year, the Michelin Bib Gourmand winner still serves some of the North Bay's best ceviche. Read the story here.  … ]]> Fri, 20 Sep 2019 13:25:01 PDT <![CDATA[ Is your landscape safe from fire? ]]> SANTA ROSAWorkshop on wildfire safetyThe Santa Rosa Garden Club will hear from a wildfire protection expert on Monday.The presentation will cover commonsense tips to make … ]]> Fri, 20 Sep 2019 15:56:29 PDT <![CDATA[ Growing bananas in Wine Country isn’t crazy. Here’s how to do it ]]> Lori C. of Santa Rosa asks: I was given an ornamental banana plant in a 5-gallon pot. I would like to buy a couple more, … ]]> Fri, 20 Sep 2019 15:56:40 PDT <![CDATA[ Wine empire rivals team up to chair Sonoma County Wine Auction ]]> Gina Gallo and Christopher Jackson are united on a goodwill mission. As co-chairs of this year’s Sonoma County Wine Auction, they intend to raise millions … ]]> Thu, 19 Sep 2019 12:54:12 PDT <![CDATA[ Sonoma County honored as 'Wine Region of the Year' ]]> The Wine Enthusiast has named Sonoma County “Wine Region of the Year,” as part of its 2019 Wine Star Award Winners, citing Sonoma County’s “long … ]]> Fri, 20 Sep 2019 15:06:50 PDT <![CDATA[ Burgers we love: Our 25 favorite cheeseburgers in Sonoma County ]]> Whether you like yours with caramelized onions, bacon or an egg on top, here's where to find the gooiest, most delicious burgers around. Read more … ]]> Thu, 19 Sep 2019 11:45:05 PDT