Sonoma County

Barry Mills, Brutal Leader of Racist Prison Gang, Dies at 70

Barry Mills, the brutal leader of the white supremacist prison gang called the Aryan Brotherhood, died on July 8 behind bars, where he had spent nearly three-quarters of his life, transforming himself from a teenage misfit to a charismatic national crime boss. He was 70.<p>His death, a day after his …

Obituaries

Sonoma County wine tasting adventures: 4 fantastic new wineries

<i>CLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing these photos on a mobile device</i><p>For chardonnay and pinot noir lovers, a trip to France’s Burgundy …

California Wine

For a chance at a gem, get to know some wine importers

Exceptional   Excellent   Very Good<p>Shopping for wine is like a treasure hunt. I always pay attention to names on the label, because I enjoy finding gems from small importers. These are often local companies that operate on a small scale, bringing in wines that escape the notice of larger importers. …

Wine

Three Men Arrested On Suspicion Of Killing Missing Cloverdale Man

SONOMA COUNTY (CBS SF) — Three men have been arrested for the murder of a missing Cloverdale man who may have been involved in “significant” …

Sonoma

Arborist Killed When Tree Falls On Him Near Healdsburg

The fatal incident happened Wednesday afternoon in west Healdsburg, according to the Sonoma County Sheriff's Office.<p>HEALDSBURG, CA — A Santa Rosa man …

Sonoma

Go Beyond The Bottle And Experience Sonoma Like Never Before

Sonoma County’s culinary pleasures and serene accommodations make it truly a one-of-a-kind trip.

California Wine

Framestudio refurbishes mid-century Sea Ranch Cabin in northern California

Design collective Framestudio has restored a 1960s cabin originally built by American architect Joseph Esherick as a model for low-cost holiday …

Architecture

Is a North Bay city using marijuana seizures as a cash cow to fill out its budget?

<b>By Julie Johnson | Santa Rosa Press-Democrat</b><p>Rohnert Park city leaders said they had little to no knowledge of their public safety department’s …

North Bay

Fly round trip from LAX to Sonoma County, Calif., for $157 from late summer to fall on Alaska

Going wine tasting? You can fly round trip from LAX to Santa Rosa, Calif., the gateway to wine country, on Alaska Airlines for $157, including all taxes and fees.<p>Tickets must be purchased by July 30 and are subject to availability. Sale fares are valid for travel Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays …

Sonoma

Cleaning Up: Inside the Wildfire Debris Removal Job That Cost Taxpayers $1.3 Billion

In the end, the government-run program was the most expensive disaster cleanup in California history. The project, managed by the Army Corps of …

Sonoma

Wine Enthusiast Summer Jams - Wine Enthusiast Magazine

Newport Folk Festival<p>July 27-29 • Newport, RI<p>— FEATURING —<p>Amanda Shires • Darlingside • Fantastic Negrito • Glorietta • Jason Isbell and The 400 Unit …

Courtney Barnett

Arborist Killed By Falling Tree; Pedestrian Hit By Car: Patch PM

Today's stories from across the North Bay.<p>NORTH BAY, CA – Missed today's headlines? Here are the Patch stories from Marin, Napa, Solano and Sonoma …

North Bay

Toolin’ Around Town: Swapping cows for machines

<b>(2 of )</b> Larry Silacci with Holstein heifer in 1961 (Photos courtesy of Larry Silacci)<p><b>(3 of )</b> Larry Silacci, with parachute, during U.S. Army jump …

Cows

All 10 kindergartens with the highest rates of vaccine exemptions are in N. California

And six of those are in the Bay Area<p>Seattle<p>Across the state, kindergarteners are being vaccinated at the highest rates in years. But that has led to some "pushback" from anti-vaxxers, particularly in Northern California.<p>Some Californians, the Los Angeles Times finds, are seeking doctors who will …

Public Health

Four Incredible Restaurants—to Stay the Night

Food pilgrimages have become their own category of travel—a single restaurant can draw culinary obsessives from around the world to Copenhagen (for …

Northern California

10 Reasons a California Vacation is the Green Escape you Need

If you’re planning a California vacation this year, you’re in luck! California has some of the best options in the country for fun outdoor …

Green Living

‘Levity’ a circus of daydreams

<b>(2 of )</b> Arianna Pelullo, of LadyBeast Productions, prepares to walk on bottles in the touring circus show "Levity." (PHOTO BY JULIAN ORR)<p><b>(3 of )</b> …

New Orleans

October Wildfires: City Of Santa Rosa Files Lawsuit Against PG&E

The city of Santa Rosa issued a statement Tuesday night about its lawsuit against PG&E in the October 2017 firestorm.<p>SANTA ROSA, CA — The city of …

California

Beating the heat in Petaluma and beyond

<b>(2 of )</b> Queen Nation plays at the Sonoma County Fair on August 2.<p><b>(3 of )</b> The Lagunitas Beer Circus returns to Petaluma!<p><b>(4 of )</b> 'Honey, I Shrunk the …

Sonoma

Explosion Investigation Closes Highway 101 In Santa Rosa

A report of an explosion prompted authorities to evacuate the Santa Rosa Kaiser Permanente campus and shut down roads.<p>SONOMA COUNTY, CA — U.S. …

California

The Most Fun Way to Help Napa Valley’s Recovery? Go There and Drink Wine

A luxurious package at star chef Nobu Matsuhisa's Bay Area hotel property will help you promote Napa Valley tourism — designated helicopter driver …

Napa Valley

How Miele Is Pushing Innovation Forward, In and Out of the Kitchen

In the brave new world of kitchen appliances, nothing seems off-limits. With talking refrigerators, smart dishwashers, countertop touch screens and …

Kitchens

Bedrock: One of Sonoma's Most Exclusive Wineries Now Open to the Public - The Press

Morgan Twain-Peterson wasn’t looking for a tasting-room space. The master of wine and former Chronicle Winemaker of the Year had found plenty of …

Wineries

Descartes Labs’ Wildfire Watchsystem uses satellite imagery to track active fires on Twitter

Wildfires are one of nature’s most destructive forces, exacerbated by the effects of climate change and land development. The recent fires in Sonoma County killed 22 people and destroyed thousands of homes, and the Ventura and Santa Barbara County wildfires burned for more than 281,800 acres before …

Business

Police: Suspected drug dealer arrested in Petaluma with cocaine, meth, Xanax

THE PRESS DEMOCRAT | July 18, 2018, 8:27AM<p>| Updated 3 hours ago.<p>X<p>The "Follow This Story" feature will notify you when any articles related to this …

Crime

Bates Motel Actor Max Thieriot's West Side Sonoma - The Press

Expert Recommended<p>Bates Motel Actor Max Thieriot’s West Side Sonoma<p>Max Thieriot first got into wine after seeing his father on the vineyards. He’d …

Sonoma

$1.9M Settlement In SWAT Raid Death​​; Vehicle Auction: Patch PM

Today's stories from across the North Bay.<p>NORTH BAY, CA – Missed today's headlines? Here are the Patch stories from Marin, Napa, Solano and Sonoma …

North Bay

Injury Crash Closes Highway 37 In Sonoma

It is not yet known when the highway will reopen.<p>SONOMA COUNTY, CA – A medical helicopter responded Tuesday to a two-vehicle crash on eastbound state …

California

Travel Tip: Top Places to Eat and Drink in Sonoma's Healdsburg

<i>This tip originally appeared in the June 15, 2018, issue of</i> Wine Spectator<i>, "Sonoma Wine Country."</i><p>Located on a bend on the Russian River about 70 …

Drinking

Why you need to visit charming Sonoma wine country

Sonoma wine country is back in bloom!<p>With its picturesque towns and lovely wineries nestled among miles of lush vineyards, it's no wonder Sonoma …

Wine