World Competition is Ugly

This week, it is the start of summer and in Petaluma, it is another chance to see the World’ Ugliest Dog. It’s been Eighty years that the Sonoma-Marin Fair has been featuring local food, agriculture and entertainment. Don’t miss the World’s Ugliest Dog Contest on Friday, June 21, 2019 There will be 5 Fun-Filled days of entertainment, competition and exhibits that will showcase the abundance of the north bay area.  You might enjoy the free concerts, carnival rides and delicious food.  At the extremes this year will feature such things as the Worlds Ugliest Dog Contest and the thrill of …

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Sip the Gap

Join us as we Sip the Gap! Enjoy amazing wine from right here in your own backyard while listening to live music and enjoying locally sourced bites Saturday June 22nd2:00pm to 5:00pm For Tickets Please Visit:www.SonomaSipSociety.com 140 Keller Street Petaluma, CA 94952(707) 781-8850

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Fulton 500

On a warm spring afternoon in Sonoma County, when the sun was shining and the grape vines had just sprouted new buds I attended  a  Barbeque.  It was the monthly gathering of the Fulton 500. The group met at a nondescript farmhouse, built in a craftsmen style with a huge wraparound deck and a small vineyard for a backyard.  This is a group of old men who gathered to share Sonoma County’s wonderful abundance.   Each had brought a bottle of wine to share and tales from a  storied past. Many of the men are retired, having devoted their resources to …

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Victorian with a Vineyard

If you want lifestyle, great food and wine and a place to enjoy your art collection this is a deal not to be overlooked. $1,549,000.00 (This could work) call me if you want to buy this at 707-328-3993 or for other wine country homes. Richard Paille Breathtaking views for miles can be seen from the porch of this classic Victorian home in the heart of Sonoma wine country. Description Spectacular Estate Property This could be the dream wine country property you have always wanted. You will find 3 houses with breathtaking 180-degree vineyard views. Attention to details shows the care …

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PRIMAL in Santa Cruz

   The community vibe in Santa Cruz is all about health, environment and being creative.  There is a spirit that imbues humanistic instincts.  PRIMAL is a restaurant that wants to nourish your nature.   Find it on the corner at 1203 Mission St. in Santa Cruz. There is a sense that one is part of nature, not separate from it.   As you strive to act on the inspirations from the sea, the school, and the social order primal urges move slowly underneath like the tectonic plates of the Pacific Northwest.    In the true spirit of the ‘Primal Philosophy.”  the menu …

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Life Opens Up

Keller Street CoWork welcomes guests to meet Todd O’Leary, Vice President of Marketing and Communications for Sonoma County Tourism, as they launch the “Life Opens Up” brand campaign celebrating the lifestyle of Sonoma County. Take advantage of this tremendous resource specifically geared to support awareness, PR and visitors for businesses that rely on tourism to Sonoma County. Sonoma County Tourism is responsible for bringing in media groups who write about everything that makes Sonoma unique as a destination. Learn how to apply this new PR, advertising and social campaign to benefit your business. As a premier wine country destination, Sonoma …

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The Conspiracy of Plants, Psychedelics and Michael Pollan

Michael Pollan and Psychedelics: Does food need to be defended? What is the big dilemma about being an “omnivore”? Are plants manipulating us to their benefit? Plants might control the outcome of the world and our place in the environment says famed author Michael Pollen. There is an existential view that embraces plant biotechnological manipulation as a natural phenomenon.  There is a select group of them that broaches the dimensions of our understanding. After literary success with many books on food including “In Defense of Food”, the idea emerged that perhaps plants might be actually manipulating us to engage with …

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