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12/18/14

The first of its kind calculation of how much groundwater would end the drought was led by Jay Famiglietti of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California and based on observations from NASA's Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment satellites.

12/18/14

A local real estate expert says the price per acre in Napa could reach Burgundy levels within a generation.

12/18/14

WineFest-120519-2271-300x172Tickets for the 33rd Annual Paso Robles Wine Festival are now on sale at www.pasowine.com. This four day festival in Paso Robles Wine Country is a celebration of the innovation, triumphs, and character of this spectacular region, May 14 - 17, 2015.

12/18/14

With heavy storms just past, California expects more rain this week. It won't end the drought, but it will certainly help: "Before the rainy pattern takes a break, cumulative rainfall will have taken a huge slice out of the long-term drought," said AccuWeather.com meteorologist Alex Sosnowski.

12/18/14

The fault that caused that Napa quake is forecast to move an additional 2 to 6 inches in the next three years in a hard-hit residential area, a top federal scientist said at a meeting of the American Geophysical Union in San Francisco on Tuesday

12/17/14

The Dusi family helped lay down the foundation of a now burgeoning wine industry in a time when all deals were cemented with a handshake and a reputation. Dante and his family helped establish the area as a premium wine growing region

12/17/14

At a time when radio is desperately trying to create unique experiences for listeners, one radio show is adding touch, taste, smell and feel to the listening experience. Grape Encounters Radio host David Wilson has been filling listener's ears for six years with unique ways they can play with their wine and now he's ready to pour it on. Literally.

12/17/14

Water-logged Northern California is getting ready for another round of rain. Forecasters say Tuesday evening's commute will be a wet one in the San Francisco Bay Area and elsewhere in the region, as another storm system moves in.

12/17/14

Could it be 2012 all over again? That's the year Santa Rosa was drenched by nearly 10 inches of rain in December before Mother Nature abruptly turned off the tap, continuing the three-year drought that still hasn't ended, despite another soggy December.

12/17/14

Five San Diego County tribes filed a lawsuit 45 years ago against two California agencies and the U.S. government for diverting most of the water from the San Luis Rey River.

12/17/14

The built-up sludge behind the dam is going to be left in place, planted with native trees and grasses, and surrounded with a rock berm, which should allow the reservoir to revert to nature once the dam is removed next year.

12/17/14

Feeling the economic aftershocks of the Aug. 24 earthquake, Napa Valley lodging revenue dipped slightly in August and September, but rebounded in October, according to Clay Gregory, CEO of Visit Napa Valley.

12/17/14

According to Karen Clark & Co., 40 percent of the $1 billion in losses was residential, and the rest was from both commercial and industrial buildings.

12/17/14

"Herb was seen as a hero of sorts in the local community."

12/17/14

"We're moving into unknown territory." That's how California Farm Bureau Federation President Paul Wenger described the future of groundwater management come Jan. 1, when new state laws known collectively as the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act take effect.

12/17/14

Early Bird Pricing a Great Opportunity for Gift Giving

12/16/14

Vintage Wine Estates has promoted two executives, hired a third and expanded the responsibilities of a fourth to bolster its sales and marketing efforts.

12/16/14

For a brief time in the 1870s, Pine Flat, northeast of Healdsburg, was said to be the fastest growing town in Northern California. Today, there's nothing there.

12/16/14

The storm was expected to drop between an inch and 2 inches of rain throughout the morning in the Bay Area and Sacramento regions before heading to Southern California, National Weather Service forecaster Bob Benjamin said.

12/16/14

Schweiger Vineyards welcomes Bill Wiebalk as their new general manager. Wiebalk comes to Schweiger with more than 20 years of experience in the wine industry and a managerial background in sales, marketing, budget forecasting and direct-to-consumer sales.

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