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Penny: Champion of the Marginalized

Monday, June 27 at 9 pm. A bio pic of LGBT activist and super-star attorney Penny Cooper, who now in her 8th decade remains a life explorer and staunch supporter of gender equality, criminal trial…

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North Bay Bountiful

North Bay Bountiful will tell the stories that are unique to our region, our food system, and our way of life, including stories of concerns that threaten the quality and sustainability of what we…

North Bay News

Monitoring California’s Black Oystercatchers

Black Oystercatchers are distinctive, but not numerous. So these hardy shorebirds are being monitored by naturalists and citizen scientists to see how they are affected by sea level rise and other…

Sonoma County Appellations Series

This series introduces viewers to Sonoma County California's wine country, a region long known for superior quality of its agricultural products. Today, the many appellations of Sonoma County are recognized as producing some of the world's finest wines.

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Alexander Valley Appellation
Nearly every variety grows here with some success, but it is Chardonnay and cabernet sauvignon that have brought the former prune-growing region its current acclaim

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Dry Creek Appellations
Farming and viticulture extend back to the 19th century, when Italian immigrants planted fruits and vegetables for market and grapes for their own table.

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Russian River Appellations
The Russian River Valley, with its cooling marine fog and fertile soil, produces some of America's finest wines, including pinot noir that ranks among the best in the world

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Green Valley Appellation
The famous grapes of Burgundy pinot noir and chardonnay, for both still and sparkling wines are responsible for Green Valley's reputation as a world class wine region

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Knights Valley Appellation
The unique character of this appellation can be discovered in its mountain vineyards, where ideal growing conditions have resulted in cabernet sauvignon of regal quality.

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Sonoma Valley Appellation
Christened 'Valley of the Moon' by writer Jack London, Sonoma Valley, the fertile arm of land that arcs between the Mayacamas Mountains and the Sonoma Mountains

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Sonoma Mountain Appellation
The mountain rises above Sonoma Valley's fog line, allowing for slow and even ripening that results in suave, complex cabernet sauvignon with soft tannins and full fruit flavors

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Los Carneros Appellation
Sparkling wines from Carneros enjoy considerable praise, but in recent years, imaginations have turned towards still pinot noir, grown here with spectacular results.

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Chalk Hill Appellation
In the hilly terrain due east of Windsor, nestled in a far corner of the Russian River Valley appellation, is the small viticultural area of Chalk Hill

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Bennett Valley Appellation
Olive trees and a lavender farm thrive side by side with vineyards in our newest viticultural area, Bennett Valley, situated on the northern rim of Sonoma Mountain.

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Sonoma Coast Appellation
Marine influences define this sweeping appellation, an area that stretches from the hauntingly beautiful San Pablo Bay all the way to the Mendocino County line

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Northern Coast Appellation
History defines this large appellation, with Italian immigrants shaping both viticulture and agriculture more than a century ago.

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Rockpile Appellation
Rockpile is a true mountain appellation and the only viticultural area in Sonoma County planted exclusively to red grapes.

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Sonoma County
Our most important appellation is Sonoma County itself, with five major valleys, hundreds of microclimates, and 13 smaller viticultural areas in its vast embrace.
 

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North Bay News

Jun 23

Summer Means Camping Season in Sonoma County

If you haven't yet made summer plans to be at any of the campgrounds county-wide, don't worry.
Jun 23

Newsom Gun Control Initiative Qualifies For November Ballot

ALSO: California voters could have yet another decision to make on an already-packed November ballot; a $3 billion bond for parks.
Jun 23

There’s More Than Meets the Eye to Dragonflies

Dragonflies aren’t just old—they date back to the age of the dinosaurs—they’re strange.
Jun 22

Forest Service: 66 Million Dead Trees In Sierra Nevada

ALSO: A push in the California Legislature to expand job-protected maternity and paternity leave has stalled in an Assembly committee after three Democrats withheld their votes.
Jun 21

Marin’s Homeless Services Center Working with City of San Rafael for a Brighter Future

The Ritter Center in downtown San Rafael is Marin County's major provider of homeless services. But after years of public nuisance complaints from residents and business owners, the center has been…

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Music News

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Jun 24

'The Hot Sardines' Album: French Fries & Champagne

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Jun 24

Kip Winger Explores His Classical Side

The band Winger is perhaps best remembered for its late 1980s rock anthems, like "Seventeen." Its musicians could play. They wrote catchy songs, and of course, they had the hair. MTV viewers ate it…
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Jun 24

How A New Texting Service Connects Music Artist With His Fans

Imagine being able to text your favorite music artists at their personal phone number. You might be able to tell them how much you loved their latest single. You might be able to tell them about…
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Jun 23

Bernie Worrell, 'Wizard Of Woo,' Dies At 72

Keyboardist and composer Bernie Worrell, who helped shape the sound of the band Parliament-Funkadelic and influenced countless artists across a wide range of genres, died Friday at 72.

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