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08/31/15

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08/31/15

The Sistahs on the Reading Edge Book Club say they were singled out because they are African American; train officials say they had to go because other passengers complained

08/31/15

North Bay jobless rates in July were slightly higher from June, as schools let out for summer break, but were well below levels of this time last year, according to the latest state figures.

08/31/15

Members of a mostly African American book club kicked off the Napa Valley Wine Train plan to seek up to $5 million for the "malicious oppression" they suffered, a lawyer hired to represent the 11 women said Friday

08/31/15

Although atmospheric and oceanic conditions point to an nearly-guaranteed El Niño this year, there is no guarantee that even a strong El Niño would bring enough rainfall to replenish Turlock amidst the drought

08/31/15

About 75 people turned out for the Celebration of George Starke's "Wonderful Life," held Aug. 24 in the Vintners Hall of Fame at the Culinary Institute of America at Greystone

08/31/15

The discussion of what rules wineries should live with regarding production and visitation limits is complicated. But some salient factors seem self-evident.

08/31/15

Some neighbors rig lines from house to house to share water from the remaining wells deep enough to hit the emptying aquifer below. Others benefit from state drought relief that pays for trucked-in water to fill 2,500-gallon tanks in their yards, and boxes of drinking water that get stacked in bedrooms and living rooms

08/31/15

Bill Pauli attributes the early ripening to a few factors: the crop is lighter than normal, so it ripens earlier. When the shoots first started developing in April, the weather was unusually warm, which caused earlier bud break

08/31/15

In a different climate - in more than one meaning of the word - Napa Valley might be better known for Zinfandel than Cabernet Sauvignon. - See more at: http://www.lepanmedia.com/zinfandel-napa-valleys-unsung-varietal/#sthash.XFYJyODl.dpuf

08/31/15

Put down the cotton candy vodka, the pink lemonade rum and the coconut tequila. If you want a liquor that actually tastes like a spicy stick of cinnamon, a vodka that resembles a crisp cucumber or a brandy that tastes of the wine it was made from, look to Paso Robles

08/28/15

A $59 million, six-year battle has all but eliminated a grape-maiming invasive pest that struck the heart of Napa's wine country. Napa County has spent $9.8 million and the wine industry $49 million fighting the European grapevine moth,

08/28/15

Californians cut water use by more than 31 percent in July, the largest savings the state has logged since a drought emergency was declared last year

08/28/15

Napa Valley Grapegrowers raised more than $827,000 net at their eighth annual Harvest Stomp, last Saturday at V. Sattui Winery's Henry Ranch in Carneros.

08/28/15

Norma Ruiz, 28, says an employee told her group in April that they would be kicked off if they didn't control their noise level. Ruiz says she believes the manager discriminated against them because they're Latino

08/28/15

So you want to be a winemaker? Here's some advice.

08/28/15

Whole Foods Market sought out the California Fruit Wine Company while looking for an offering that could marry the success the chain had with sangria and with a pineapple wine that they sourced out of Hawaii

08/28/15

He's one of several growers to complain about the spraying.

08/28/15

Celebrating more than two decades of research funding, the Music Festival for Brain Health, a fundraising event focusing on brain disorders, has raised more than $221 million, including leveraged grants from U.S. government agencies and private organizations

08/28/15

The pioneering Malibu winemaker chats about terroir and winemaking in the celebrity playground.

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