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Animo owners opening Golden Bear Station in former Tips Roadside space in Kenwood

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The owners of Sonoma’s critically acclaimed Animo restaurant have announced plans to open a second restaurant, Golden Bear Station, in Kenwood this fall.

The American cuisine brasserie will be a more casual cousin to Animo, chef Joshua Smookler and Heidy He’s contemporary eatery that features whole Spanish turbot and other Basque- and Korean-inspired dishes.

Smookler said they were looking for a new restaurant location in the Sonoma Valley and had a serendipitous conversation with Tips Roadside owners Andrew and Susie Pryfogle about their space. The barbecue and Southern comfort food destination that opened in 2018 closed abruptly in late August. The restaurant business license for the space at 8445 Sonoma Highway transferred to He and Smookler on Sept. 1, leading to much speculation about the couple’s plans.

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Sonoma County Opens New Community Support Centers to Serve Residents Impacted by Storms

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Sonoma County opened two new community support centers in Bodega Bay and Guerneville today, and will open one Monday in Occidental to serve residents who have been impacted by the winter storms. The centers, which are staffed by county officials, are in addition to one location that opened Saturday at Fort Ross State Historic Park in Jenner.

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SANTA ROSA, CA, Sept. 24, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — City Ventures, California’s leading builder of eco-friendly solar all-electric homes, is pleased to announce the upcoming September 26th Grand Opening of its Round Barn new home community. Located less than 55 miles from San Francisco at the gateway to the beautiful Russian River Valley and nestled within the rolling hills of Santa Rosa’s historic Fountaingrove neighborhood, this collection of 237 farmhouse style townhomes offers the perfect combination of location, design, and lifestyle at prices starting in the high $500,000’s. With today’s historically low-interest rates, this translates to a monthly payment that is typically less than comparable rent in most of the Bay Area.

Inspired by the heritage of the local neighborhood with upgraded amenities and cutting-edge energy efficiency technologies, Round Barn offers traditional farmhouse architecture with 3 to 4 bedrooms in 1,735 to 1,925 square feet of living space, and first-floor dens which can be converted into convenient home offices or additional bedrooms.

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