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October 2017 Chocolate

Oct, 2017 Issue

 While Americans consume roughly 12 pounds of chocolate each year, the benefit, unlike the chocolate, shouldn’t be in the dark. Yes, dark chocolate may be good for your teeth, and may even prevent cavities.


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October 2017 Millennials

Oct, 2017 Issue

Have you heard that many young adults these days are choosing to stay sober?  Why might that be?


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October 2017 Picks

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October 2017 Health

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September 2017 Events

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September 2017 Oysters

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September 2017 Water

Sep, 2017 Issue

7 Reasons to Start Your Day with Lemon Water

Instead of reaching for a cup of joe first thing in the morning, start your day with a glass of lemon water. Here are seven reasons you should consider making this a habit, according to the Cleveland Clinic, a non-profit academic medical center, located in Ohio.


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September 2017 Wag

Sep, 2017 Issue

The North Bay is a hot spot for activities with man’s best friend. Whether it’s stand up paddle boarding, dog swim days in Spring Lake or an off-the-leash beach, you and your canine companion are sure to have a panting good time. Here are some local activities that are dog friendly.


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August 2017 Chocolate

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August 2017 Health

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August 2017 Senses

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August 2017 Stats

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July 2017 Tastes

Jul, 2017 Issue

The Olive Press, located in Sonoma, was the only U.S. artisan olive oil producer to take home four gold medals at the prestigious New York Olive Oil Competition in May. This year there were more than 900 entries from 27 countries. The Olive Press received gold medals for their Arbequina, Picual, Italian Blend and Mission Extra Virgin Olive Oils.


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July 2017 People

Jul, 2017 Issue

Secure the Sun: Napa’s new Musicians

Don’t feel old, but Generation Z is starting to turn out its first big bands. Secure the Sun is a four-man, Napa Valley band with frontman Ari Eisenberg, drummer Jonathan Soria-Gil, bass player Anthony Cappeto and guitarist Liam Milligan. Inspired by the New York funk movement, Secure the Sun (STS) brings high-energy, Bowie-esque lyrics with thumping rhythm guitars and jazzy drum beats that gets everyone dancing. “Our first gig was in a little punk bar in Oakland,” says Eisenberg. “We played our set and the manager shook our hands afterward, saying, ‘This will be the last time you ever play in my club. Next year, you’ll be at festivals and touring!’ I’m glad he was right.”

 

 


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July 2017 BottleRock

Jul, 2017 Issue

Making Food and Music Mix

Though BottleRock is mostly known for its festive atmosphere and head-turning musical lineup, the Williams-Sonoma Culinary Stage is an often-underappreciated location responsible for some of the event’s most iconic memories. With professional equipment provided by the stage’s namesake company, the culinary stage brings celebrity chefs from around the world and challenges them to create food with some of the festival’s musicians at their side.

 

 

 


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July 2017 Green

Jul, 2017 Issue

The Dirty Dozen & Clean 15


The Environmental Working Group (EWG) recently released their annual Shopper’s Guide to Pesticide in Produce, which ranks pesticide contamination of 48 popular fruits and vegetables. The guide is based on results of more than 35,200 samples of produce tested by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and Food and Drug Administration. Samples are tested for pesticides after they’ve been thoroughly washed (and peeled, if appropriate). Here are the results of this year’s report.


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June 2017 Picks

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June 2017 Events

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June 2017 Events

Enjoy an outdoor concert experience with Transcendence Theatre Company’s Broadway Under the Stars, located in the open-air ruins of Jack London State Historic Park this summer. “It’s hard to imagine summer in Sonoma without Broadway Under the Stars,” says Amy Miller, artistic director for Transcendence.


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January 2017 People

Author: Elaine B. Holtz.
Jan, 2017 Issue

"Youth is our future and if we connect them to the power of community service we help them discover their capacity for leadership and help create a much happier community."—Cathryn Couch, Ceres Community Project


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January 2017 Support

Jan, 2017 Issue

Work to support those in need in the North Bay.


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January 2017 Help

Jan, 2017 Issue

Helping those in need with local programs.


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January 2017 Give

Jan, 2017 Issue

Organizations work to benefit the community and beyond.

 


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December 2016 Picks

Dec, 2016 Issue

New picks in the North Bay.


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December 2016 People

Dec, 2016 Issue

People and developments helping in the North Bay.


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December 2016 Gift

Dec, 2016 Issue

Fun local gifts in the North Bay. 

 


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