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01/17/18

Depth-to-groundwater in parts of the Central Valley have returned to levels not seen since surface water deliveries were first made

01/17/18

David Parrish's story starts with his grandfather, Earl Henderson, and continues to this day with a winery and trellising company on the Central Coast. A self-professed explorer, Parrish is no stranger to the vineyard-from a young age he began working with his grandfather, who had a golf course and 740-acre vineyard in Atascadero. Today he is widely heralded for pioneering 24 new trellising systems.

01/17/18

After fires, Sonoma Vintners set to renew push for global recognition in coming year

01/17/18

County officials say the 2014 earthquake, the 2017 storms, the 2017 fires, rising pension costs, worker raises, the need for a new jail and a state transfer of In Home Supportive Services costs are taking a toll. County expenses could rise $30 million to $35 million in three years.

01/17/18

-At a regular meeting of the Estrella-El Pomar-Creston Water District, Directors voted 5 to 0 to publicly reaffirm the district's position on export of water. District board members acknowledged they were aware of the potential of an initiative process to ban export of water from groundwater basins in San Luis Obispo County.

01/17/18

The City of Paso Robles is now accepting applications for appointment to the Planning Commission. Appointments will be for 3-year terms expiring February 28, 2021. Commissioners can expect to dedicate 15 - 20 hours each month to meetings, subcommittee meetings and meeting preparation.

01/17/18

"Californians whose homes have been destroyed totally or partially by wildfires should not get hung up in insurer red tape when trying to put their lives back together," said state Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones, who joined local lawmakers in a Sacramento press conference to announce the package.

01/17/18

Reimers had been serving as chief administrative officer for the winery. Owner Bill Foley took steps to prepare Reimers to eventually take over the role of president in charge of day-to-day operations at the nation's 18th largest wine company, encompassing 27 labels and farming 3,000 acres of vineyards.

01/16/18

Officials had hoped to have the destroyed lots -- more than 8,000 of them in Napa, Sonoma, Lake and Mendocino counties -- cleared by the end of February. But the charred chimneys, husks of former houses, and piles of rubble left behind by the wildfires could take much longer to clear because of protests by a Florida company that bid unsuccessfully for the clearing contracts.

01/16/18

It was sage advice from an industry stalwart that tipped the Havill family off to the virtues of Amador County and a self-described "slippery slope" that led to the purchase of 20 acres of vines and the creation of Bella Grace Vineyards.

01/16/18

2018 Board Announcements and Vinexpo Explorer Highlight Annual Event

01/16/18

Napa-based Bouchaine Vineyards moved all sales efforts in house in January, announcing a dedicated sales team.

01/16/18

Scientists say snow seasons like the U.S. West is experiencing now will become more common as global temperatures rise, and economic costs will go up, as well.

01/16/18

Vintage Wine Estates Subsidiary Updates Label Designing Tool Amidst Other Advancements

01/16/18

Commissioners request updated traffic data, visual analysis to assess impact

01/16/18

The 2018 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition was held Tuesday through Friday last week, drawing 67 judges who sampled 6,960 wines from 35 states before crowning seven as the sweepstakes winners in their respective classes.

01/15/18

Instead of two tunnels, each 40 feet high and 35 miles long, Brown's Department of Water Resources has been negotiating with major California water agencies in recent weeks on a revised plan to build just one tunnel at slightly more than half the cost of the original project.

01/15/18

I was driving California Highway 12 through the Napa-Sonoma wine country in mid-December when a low, dark cloud drifted into my peripheral vision. It was over a vineyard and seemed to be billowing - a scary sight after the October wildfires that killed at least 43 people and burned more than 245,000 acres in Northern California.

01/15/18

The train's new owners have ambitious plans. They added new tours, boosting the number of annual train trips from 400 to 1,100 last year, serving 110,000 passengers. Goldie says the train business is profitable, but would not disclose annual sales. The owners envision a $100 million project to rebuild the station - currently a large carpeted room with brown couches - into property that includes a glass atrium and a 148-room luxury hotel. They are also exploring a commuter rail service that would transport workers from Napa, where many live, to areas like St. Helena, where affordable housing is scarce.

01/15/18

Windsor's newest hotel had barely opened its doors in October when wildfires sent thousands of evacuees fleeing for safety and shelter around Sonoma County.

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