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10/18/17

Map of damage from the Sonoma County fires. Move the slider to compare before and after the fire

10/18/17

The informal survey of Farm Bureau members showed that more than half of responding farmers had experienced employee shortages during the past year. The figure was higher among farmers who need to hire employees on a seasonal basis-69 percent of those farmers reported experiencing shortages. The results are similar to those from a survey CFBF conducted in 2012.

10/18/17

As fire crews gain on wildfires burning for more than a week in Northern California's wine country, new fires broke out in other parts of the state, including northeast of Los Angeles

10/18/17

As firefighters worked to gain ground on wildfires ravaging several Northern California counties, farmers and ranchers began, as one put it, "to take inventory and figure out what we can do." In many cases, that meant assessing the impact on North Coast vineyards and trying to harvest the grapes left on the vines when the fires hit.

10/18/17

Linda Zavoral Linda Zavoral is a features editor and blogger for the Bay Area News Group She blogs for Eat Drink Play, opining on food, restaurants, libations and travel.

10/17/17

The Glancy Wine Education Fund is creating special North Bay Fire Recovery Scholarships to benefit unemployed wine and hospitality professionals looking to improve their knowledge and skills while their community rebuilds.

10/17/17

The School of Business and Economics (SBE) at Sonoma State University (SSU) today issued the following statement from Dean William S. Silver regarding the wildfires burning in the north San Francisco Bay Area, and the SBE's role as an educational and community nucleus for the region's economic recovery efforts.

10/17/17

Many of the foreign-born workers the region depends on are undocumented, do not qualify for most disaster aid and may struggle to find local housing

10/17/17

A new wildfire that started Monday night in the Santa Cruz Mountains has injured two firefighters and prompted evacuations in the area around Boulder Creek, according to fire officials

10/17/17

The below list includes status of area wineries and how they have fared the fires. Locations in bold suffered some sort of damage or reported having to evacuate the property

10/17/17

A number of Paso Robles wineries have come together to try to raise funds for those affected by the devastating wildfires in Napa, Sonoma and Mendocino counties. Each participating winery will be donating $1 per bottle sold through the end of the month to charities.

10/17/17

A firefighter died Monday morning in a crash while working on the firelines in Napa County near Mondavi Winery in Oakville, according to news reports.

10/17/17

TerrAvion, an aerial imagery provider for farming and conservation, is offering free aerial imagery to any grower that has been affected by the fire, for damage assessment, insurance claims, or government claim purposes.

10/17/17

The Sonoma County Sheriff's Office is lifting all evacuation orders in the following areas. If you live in these areas, you can return home now. Please read the instructions for your neighborhood below. There will be more law enforcement personnel in your neighborhood to keep you safe.

10/17/17

"The wine industry in general is very much intertwined. A lot of grape growers farm in different areas that include both Napa and Sonoma and Lodi, but we also know each other because it's such a small, tight unit of people."

10/17/17

What I love, as a Frenchman here in California, is that amazing American positive attitude, says Jean-Charles Boisset

10/17/17

At mid-September, with temperatures cooling significantly following several days of unseasonably hot weather at the start of the month, the pace of sugar development in Lodi grower Steve Felten's wine grape vineyards had slowed.

10/17/17

On Monday, four more confirmed significant damage to their wineries, vineyards or wine stock. That brings the list of wine-damaged properties to 22 in Napa, Sonoma and Mendocino Counties, since fires started on Oct. 8

10/17/17

The Santa Barbara Vintners Foundation is asking the local winemaking community to fund a campaign which will provide aid to the winemaking communities in Napa, Sonoma and Mendocino counties. Working with Direct Relief, a medical relief organization headquartered in Goleta, 100% of funds raised will be distributed throughout the affected area through California's Office of Emergency Services, the Napa County Public Health Department, and more than 40 health centers and clinics in the tri-county region.

10/17/17

Tom Seaver is alive and well, and his home and vineyard in the heart of Napa Valley wine country are just fine, too

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