New Year's Eve in Sonoma, Marin and Napa
Ringing out 2008 in the North Bay.
California Coho: Fished Out?
When the best state report on returning salmon cites a small Lagunitas creek, things aren't looking good.
North Coast Plantings
Help make a difference in the New Year by helping the Parks Service plant redwoods.
Sonoma proposes twist-ties to eradicate the little brown apple moth. Who said it needs to be, or even can be, eradicated?
How to dispose of holiday detritus responsibly.
Essay: 2008's Best in Music
The biggest-selling album was made by Lil'Wayne, a broken-glass-throated rapper from New Orleans who, when he wasn't tweaking his songs with Auto-Tune software, just plain didn't make much sense.
Preview: Shotgun Wedding Quintet
Adam Theis on nearly 10 years of perfecting SWQ's trademark blend of jazz and hip-hop.
Preview: Pet Sounds
Four guys mostly not old enough to drink display every hallmark of a young 21st-century band as they bring back emo belief.
Essay: Winter Squash
It can all be called 'pumpkin' and it can all be called 'good.'
Winery Profile: Frick Winery in Geyserville
This is an all-in-one proprietor winery of the kind idealized in mid-20th century chronicles of the California wine road.
Best Films of 2008>
This was the year of fear.
Review: David Templeton's Top 10 Torn Tix
The 10 best North Bay stage productions of 2008.
Letters to the Editor
December 24 - 30, 2008