Diane Peterson - Features Staff Reporter

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In advance of the Sonoma County Harvest Fair, the fair has announced the winners of its annual food competition — and Oliver's Market soared.
A round-up of food and wine fun coming up in early October.
It’s harvest season in Wine Country, and here are some of the hot happenings this month.
No time to head to Italy? There are plenty of ways to embrace the culture here in Wine Country.
It’s harvest season in Wine Country, and here are some of the hot happenings this month.
Juliana Alvalos, a five-year veteran of the Santa Rosa Symphony’s Simply Strings social music program, has learned to dream big through her violin.
Taste of Sonoma returned to the Green Music Center for the second year, with organizers grateful for cooler weather and new features at the educational wine-and-food event.
A round-up of fun, local food and wine events, products and news.
Launched more than 10 years ago by LandPaths in partnership with the city, an urban farm in the heart of Roseland has grown into an oasis that provides open space and organic produce to local families.
A curated array of food and wine events coming up during the shoulder season.
A roundup of food and wine events and news for August.
Hummus is having a moment, inspiring chefs to give it all kinds of global twists.
Here’s how some of our readers who went through the trauma of the October wildfires have found healing through humor.
A la carte: Wine, kombucha, beer whet appetite for fun
Discounted single tickets to the 2018-2019 Santa Rosa Symphony classical music series, featuring new Music Director Francesco Lecce-Chong, go on sale Monday.
Join friends, family and the community at large for harvest celebrations in Sonoma County. Get into the spirit by pressing Gravenstein apples, touring a private vineyard or catching some music in Forestville.
Peter Reinhart returns to Sonoma County to teach a class on pan pizza, a new trend sweeping the pizza world.
A grass fire on Saturday evening burned a 1/4 acre off Rincon Avenue.
Coffey Park neighbors who lost their homes gathered Sunday in Howarth Park for a Coffey Strong summer picnic.
Mark your calendar for these wine, beer and food events coming up around the North Bay.
The Santa Rosa Symphony presented a free concert Sunday evening with Mariachi Champaña Nevín, one of the leading proponents of classical mariachi music.
There’s a new noodle out there made from vegetables, legumes and grains. We gathered a tasting panel to see how they measure up.
Aja Gabel writes about the on-stage and off-stage lives of a classical quartet in her debut novel, 'The Ensemble.'
The month of July marks the downbeat of the summer music festival season, with more choices than ever for fans of classical music.
A roundup of cooking classes, dinners and other special events in July.