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Sonoma County residents thankful for the little things

It’s been a lonely year for Diana Rose. At 70, the Santa Rosa artist knows she is at high risk for the deadly coronavirus. So she mostly stays at home, visiting friends and family only online. But each night before bed she makes it a spiritual practice to name at least five things she’s grateful… Keep Reading

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Redwood Empire Food Bank begins monthly distribution in Ukiah

The Santa Rosa-based Redwood Empire Food Bank has launched a new food distribution site in Ukiah at the Ukiah Unified School District warehouse parking lot, 130 Fircrest Drive, on the corner of South State Street near Grace Hudson Elementary School, the first Thursday of each month from 1:30 to 3 p.m. The first one in… Keep Reading

Napa’s Wineshipping inks pick-your-delivery-date tech deal; other North Bay business news

Wineshipping in Napa and Commerce7 in British Columbia have announced a new partnership in the form of an application programming interface, or API, which empowers end customers to choose their own delivery dates. Wineshipping is a direct-to-consumer company, and Commerce7 operates a direct-to-consumer platform. The announcement touted the partnership as one that will result in reduced failed delivery… Keep Reading

Sonoma under curfew

Sonoma County was on the cusp of hitting the data requirements to move into a less restrictive tier when the rest of the state saw a surge in coronavirus cases leading the governor to call for a curfew that started on Saturday, Nov. 21. The curfew, which started Saturday and is set to expire Dec.… Keep Reading

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Demand soars at North Coast’s largest food bank

Families struggling to put food on the table during the pandemic have doubled demand at the North Coast’s largest food bank heading into the holiday season, when hunger tends to deepen. “It’s staggering,” said Redwood Empire Food Bank CEO David Goodman. “And, we’re about to head into winter and I think things are going to… Keep Reading

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In Oakland, Cute Coffee Fuses Vivid Design With Human Connection

I first reached out to Bianka Alloyn Brunson and Sabreen Naimah Wilkes of Oakland’s Cute Coffee a world ago, in December of 2019. It was their aesthetic that drew me in. Playful pastels, hearts and squiggles, and shimmering holographic coffee bags. It gave me big 90s nostalgia, echoing Rugrats-era Klasky Csupo and Caboodles®. Cute’s design (by Brunson, who… Keep Reading

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Marin-Sonoma Narrows highway project up for key funding vote

A project to address one of the worst traffic chokepoints in the North Bay is heading to a key vote that could bring it closer to completion. On Dec. 2, the California Transportation Commission is set to vote on appropriating $40.1 million to the Marin-Sonoma Narrows project. The state-led project aims to ease the heavy… Keep Reading

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