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Historic Asti Winery will host the Opening Celebration for the 2014 Taste of Alexander Valley weekend. (Photo: CHS Collection)

Taste Alexander Valley kicks off at Asti Winery

Asti Winery, original home of Italian Swiss Colony, will recreate its legendary reputation for wine country hospitality by hosting the Opening Celebration Party for the 17th annual Taste Alexander Valley weekend.

In front off a large mural of Mt. Everest in his restaurant, JB Sherpa, who owns Railroad Station Bar and Grill in Cloverdale was a Sherpa for those wanting to climb Mt. Everest, Monday April 21, 2014. (Kent Porter / Press Democrat)

Santa Rosa man shares experiences as Nepalese Sherpa

Cloverdale restauranteur, Jangbu “JB” Sherpa, has experienced firsthand the dangers facing climbers on Mt. Everest.

Bodega photographer shot “Milky Way Over the Oaks” on the Sonoma Coast, where it was so dark the Milky Way is visible. (Copyright © 2014, Jim Nevill Photography, JimNevill.com)

The List: Behind night’s veil

Local astromers share their 8 favorite places to see the stars in Sonoma County’s dark skies.


The Week in Cloverdale: April 20 – 27

Snoopy, a War Horse and National Tai Chi Day are all coming to Cloverdale this week, along with a variety of musicians, a farmers market and a “Meet & Greet” with Supervisorial candidate Deb Fudge.

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Friday Night Live is shaping up to be hot, hot, hot


Friday Night Live at the Plaza, Cloverdale’s summer-long, free outdoor concert series, returns May 30.

US Army Specialist Juan "Johnny" Galvan

Army Specialist Galvan is headed home for a visit


After a year and a half away, 21-year-old Army Specialist Juan “Johnny” Galvan is headed home Friday afternoon for a three month leave.


Spotted in Cloverdale

“Peanuts” creator Charles Schulz, shown in this Nov. 1997 photo by Press Democrat photographer John Burgess, died at his home in Santa Rosa on Feb. 12, 2000.

The Cloverdale Historical Society’s Spring Speaker series continues this month with “Snoopy comes to Cloverdale.”

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Bite Club

  • White Oak Grill opening
    Charlie Palmer’s Dry Creek Kitchen is expanding: White Oak Grill will open Friday, April 25, 2014 on the grounds of the Hotel Healdsburg. A more casual, outdoor counterpoint to the upscale ... Read more »
  • Moonlight Brewing Beer Maker Dinner
    Cult microbrew fave, Moonlight Brewing (Death & Taxes, Reality Czeck) will be on tap at a special brewer’s dinner at Forestville’s Backyard on April 24. Brewer Brian Hunt recently opened ... Read more »


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