Sonoma County

Sonoma County’s Culture of Caring

After the Northern California wildfires, one Sonoma local spotlights the wineries and businesses in her county that are giving back to the …

California Wine

California grape varieties: Why site matters

Since the 1960s California producers have been seeking to plant the right grape in the right site. William Kelley profiles four winemakers who have …

Wine

American Indians strive to restore nearly lost tribal food traditions - SFGate.com

FORT BRAGG — A cold evening drizzle fell on this Mendocino County town as Aryana Henthorne and her family gathered on a spit of land just off Highway 1.<p>The group of five arranged camp chairs around a fire as a foghorn sounded and tires whooshed on the wet asphalt. Here, on the last remaining patch …

Fort Bragg

Tyler Florence Joins Napa and Sonoma Winemakers to Give Thanks After Trying Year

“We want people to know we’re still here.”<p>The Tuesday night before Thanksgiving, as the sun dipped behind the hills of Napa and Sonoma, five hundred …

Celebrity Chefs

Celebrity chefs hold banquet to help North Bay fire recovery

It's not yet Thanksgiving, but today, celebrity chefs cooked a feast fit for a king as a way to give back to the fire-ravaged Wine Country …

Sonoma

Massachusetts Hell's Angel indicted on murder conspiracy, racketeering charges

A 49-year-old man from Lynn is among 10 other members of the Hell's Angels outlaw motorcycle club indicted in California on charges of conspiring in …

Crime

America’s Best Offbeat Destinations To Visit This Holiday

<i>By Randy Yagi</i>The busy holiday season has officially begun and if you’re still thinking of heading out of town, there is really no time to waste. But …

Dallas

8 Of The Best Wines Under $20 - 2017

Eight Wines That Impress for $20 or Less<p>2 minute Read<p>The holidays may be the most wonderful time of the year, but they can also be the most …

Drinking

Grand jury indicts 11 members of Hells Angels

<b>(CNN) —</b> Eleven members of the Hells Angels motorcycle gang have been accused of a range of crimes related to murder, assault, maiming, racketeering conspiracy and witness intimidation, according to an indictment that was unsealed Monday.<p>The federal indictment had been filed October 10, but became …

Crime

75-Year-Old Photographer Who Took The Famous Windows XP “Bliss” Just Shot 3 New Wallpapers For Smartphones

According to some estimates, about 1 billion people have seen Windows XP’s iconic wallpaper “Bliss,” making it the most viewed photograph in the …

Photography

Are Wet Winters or Drought Worse for California Fires?

Disastrous wildfires are popularly associated with drought. But the North Bay fires followed one of the wettest winters in decades.<p>The nightly news …

UC Berkeley

Report: San Jose area requires highest income in country to buy home

SAN JOSE (KRON) — The San Jose area requires the highest income in the country to buy a home, according to a new report by HSH.com<p>It shows the income …

Kistler Founder Mark Bixler Dies | News | News & Features

Mark Bixler, one of the founders of leading Sonoma winery Kistler Vineyards, died Nov. 16, after a brief illness.<p>Bixler was an original partner with …

Lawmakers to investigate response to Wine Country fires

SACRAMENTO — California lawmakers concerned that the state was ill-equipped to fight last month’s catastrophic Wine Country fires plan to hold hearings beginning next month to evaluate the response, including apparent shortcomings in a mutual-aid system designed to quickly rally first responders.<p>A …

Sonoma

Thanksgiving in Wildfire Country: ‘We Don’t Know What We Are Going to Do’

Residents of the wildfire-ravaged community come together to celebrate the holiday.<p>Tere Bigon, 69, isn’t sure how she is going to cope this …

Santa Rosa

Wine Country’s Best Chefs Host Lunch To Honor Firefighters, Benefit Wildfire Victims

SONOMA (KPIX) — Tyler Florence has organized a lunch for 1,000+ people at a long table that straddles the Napa and Sonoma County lines. Some paid as …

Celebrity Chefs

It's Time for a Tour de Friends

When it comes to meaningful male bonding, after-work drinks won’t cut it. To truly connect with your friends (and yourself), you need to hit the road.<p>Step 1: This is not a bachelor party. It’s more worthwhile than that.<p>The emails (subject: Ski Trip!!!) begin arriving just after Labor Day. They are …

Judd Apatow

After Brutal Wildfires, Sonoma County Fears Landslides Will Follow by KQED - Listen to music

Sonoma

Eleven members of the Hells Angels motorcycle gang were charged with wreaking death and destruction in California

In an indictment that reads like a script for the violent television drama <i>Sons of Anarchy</i>, federal prosecutors on Monday charged 11 members of the …

Crime

Visit Walla Walla, wineries team up to land 2018 Wine Bloggers Conference

Spring Valley Vineyard, in the northeastern corner of the Walla Walla Valley American Viticultural Area, is one of the region’s most photogenic …

Santa Barbara County

Settlement reached in deadly Berkeley balcony collapse lawsuit

BERKELEY — Plaintiffs in the 2015 deadly Berkeley balcony collapse that killed six and injured another seven reached a settlement, their attorney …

Sonoma

Wine country marketers strive to reverse damage from fires

The concern is that visitors are deterred by images of devastation in places like Santa Rosa's northern Coffey Park and Fountaingrove neighborhoods.

Santa Rosa

With rents soaring after fires, can Santa Rosa make room for middle class?

The Tubbs fire destroyed 3,000 homes, sending rents as high as $13,000 a month. The disaster has pushed officials and advocates to consider …

Housing

The Aftermath of the Sonoma Wildfires

<i>In this occasional series, OZY takes to streets and neighborhoods across the globe to ask a simple question: “How was your day?”</i><p>When the Northern …

Culture

Wild Turkeys Are Invading Bay Area Cities

MARTINEZ, Calif. (AP) — Turkeys are traditional for Thanksgiving. But some folks in the San Francisco Bay Area are praying the wild ones will go away.<p>…

San Francisco Bay Area

First atmospheric river of the season soaks Bay Area, bringing nearly 5 inches rain to one spot

It was a soaker.<p>A moisture-packed storm fueled by an atmospheric river coming from Hawaii drenched the Bay Area Wednesday though Thursday.<p>The Santa Cruz Mountains received the most rainfall with a gauge in Ben Lomond recording 4.88 inches.<p>Mount Diablo Peak received 3.89 inches, the Oakland Airport …

San Francisco

Here’s the perfect wine for your Thanksgiving feast - MarketWatch

<b>The bottle:</b> Fort Ross Vineyard Fort Ross-Seaview Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 2013, $52<p><b>The back story:</b> Thanksgiving always poses a challenge when it comes …

Thanksgiving

Great American Wines for Thanksgiving

Richard Hanano is going very long on Kenny Likitprakong's wines. Hanano, the director of operations at Pure Liquid Wine & Spirits at the Westfield …

Entertainment Industry

North Bay fires: Three more victims identified

SANTA ROSE — The Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office on Thursday identified three more victims of the deadly wildfires that ripped through the North Bay …

Santa Rosa

Annie Nagel's First South Florida Trip

Sonoma County, California-based Annie Nagel is a West Coast fish-head who pursues lingcod, cabezon, rock fish, halibut, steelhead and salmon… pretty …

Fishing