| Jul 3, 2008
Two years ago, Sid Waterman gazed up with satisfaction at this town's first Independence Day fireworks. He knew how hard he and a few other citizens had worked to bring such a display of civic pride to this isolated Mendocino County coastal community....
| Dec 12, 2007
You say you want to know more about where your food comes from and how it is prepared? At Napa's new Oxbow Public Market that opens this weekend, the butcher and the baker will do their work behind windows that will allow you to observe almost every...
| Dec 12, 2007
Massage therapists, bellmen and valets aren't the people you'd expect to sit through a rigorous 10-month wine course. But in Southern California, the race is on to gain certification as a sommelier and get a foot in the door of one of today's hottest...
| Dec 12, 2007
You say you want to know more about where your food comes from and how it is prepared? At Napa's new Oxbow Public Market that opens this weekend, the butcher and the baker will do their work behind windows that will allow you to observe...
| Mar 28, 2007
Ever wonder what goes into a bottle of wine? The story winemakers love to tell on the bottle label is one of a mystical alchemy of climate, soils, ancient practices and long traditions. Wine labels tend to focus on romance; the small amount of government-...
| Jan 16, 2008
SOMETIMES it seems as if Pinot Noir isn't so much a beverage as an exclusive private club. Scan the pages of wine magazines and you'll find glowing reviews on a bewildering array of Pinots from unfamiliar wineries, each with tiny, hundred-case...
| Feb 10, 2008
Buy one night, get a second night free at a string of 11 inns in Northern California and Washington. Or check into a couple of Southern California coastal inns, where you'll pay for one night and get half off the second night.
The deal: The offer is...
| Sep 30, 2009
| 12:24 AM
LOS ANGELES -- The man accused of stalking Audrina Patridge has been ordered to stay away from "The Hills" star.
Los Angeles Superior Court Judge David S. Cunningham granted Audrina, and her brother Mark Patridge, a 3-year restraining order against 24-...
| Jun 1, 2009
As the sun rose over a wind-swept stretch of desert just east of Palm Springs, Cameron Barrows tramped over a series of dunes, identifying animal tracks in the sand -- kangaroo rat, shovel-nosed snake, cottontail, pocket mouse, sidewinder rattlesnake....
| Jun 28, 2009
Robert Young, a pioneering Sonoma County farmer who changed his crop from prunes to grapes and helped produce some of the first vineyard-designated wines in California, has died. He was 90.
Young died June 19 at Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital from...
| Jun 29, 2009
PETALUMA -- A boxer-mix with a prominent under-bite named Pabst has been crowned the world's ugliest dog.
The annual World's Ugliest Dog contest was held Friday at the Sonoma-Marin Fair in Northern California.
Pabst was rescued from a shelter by Miles...