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2 hrs ago |

New online wine credentials program specializes in California AVAs

The San Francisco Wine School is offering the first-of its-kind program and only professional credential program uniquely designed to support the next generation of industry-leading California wine experts.


Related Topix: California, Mendocino County, CA, Lake County, CA

6 hrs ago | Sacramento Bee Newspaper

Winery switch: Owners of Amador Foothill sell to Lava Cap winery couple

Amador Foothill Winery, a key player in the revival of the Sierra foothills wine trade, is switching hands from one pioneer winemaking couple to another.


Related Topix: Wine, Drink, El Dorado County, CA, Amador County, CA, Davis, CA

10 hrs ago | CBS Local

Swimming Teen Confirmed As 2nd To Drown On Russian River Over The Weekend

A boy drowned in the Russian River in Sonoma County on Sunday evening, the second drowning reported in the river over the weekend.


Related Topix: Monte Rio, CA, Boat Disaster

11 hrs ago | The Campbell Reporter

Herhold: A disappearance and a suicide create mystery in Gilroy

The 700 block of Sixth Street in Gilroy is a well-maintained street with towering sycamores, spacious single-story homes, and an air of prosperity.


Related Topix: Santa Clara County, CA, Gilroy, CA, Depression, Health, Suicide, Cotati, CA, Wedding

11 hrs ago |

Having a Weill Time

I had the great good fortune to spend this past Saturday evening in the company of The San Francisco Symphony, Tchaikovsky, a picnic supper and fireworks.


Related Topix: Cal State Sonoma, Rohnert Park, CA, Baked Goods, Life, Food, Wine, Drink, Bread, Dining

12 hrs ago | 7x7

Wine Country's Top Food & Wine Festivals This Fall

One of the covetable challenges of living in or near Wine Country is the abundance of first-class food and wine festivals occurring nearly every weekend-plus many weekdays-throughout the year.


Related Topix: Wine, Drink, Life, Cheese, Hopland, CA

13 hrs ago | NBC Philadelphia

Rare Redwood Spared, in California to Be Moved at Cost of $150K

Tom Stapleton, a California arborist and expert in the field of albino redwood tree mutation, is desperately trying to save what he says is the world's tallest albino redwood chimera.


Related Topix: Wine, Drink, Cotati, CA, Weird

18 hrs ago | The Business Journal

Construction: Farmhouse Inn finishes $8 million renovation

Farmhouse Inn , a boutique hotel near the western Sonoma County community of Forestville in Russian River Valley, completed an $8 million renovation and expansion project.


Related Topix: Forestville, CA, Rohnert Park, CA, Carlsbad, CA, Napa, CA

19 hrs ago | Mass Transit

CA: Plan to Cut Slow Bus to SF, Add Express Trips

July 28--Would you sit on a public bus for three hours between Santa Rosa and San Francisco? Golden Gate Transit bus riders are increasingly saying "no."


Related Topix: Santa Rosa, CA, us Travel, North America Travel, Travel, Russia Travel, Europe Travel, San Francisco, Russia Travel, San Francisco Travel

Sat Jul 26, 2014

Ukiah Daily Journal

Reggae On The River Celebrating 30 Years On The Eel River

Conscious Singjay Winstrong, who hails from Suriname, will be showcasing songs from his new album "Love Is In The Air" on Thursday at Reggae On The River.


Related Topix: August, CA, Humboldt County, CA, Mendocino County, CA

Marin Independent Journal

Editorial: SMART leaders should learn from grand juries' questions

A flagman stops traffic as an engine pulling trolleys loaded with 1,600 foot-long sections of train track passes through Novato, on May 8. The Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit District board got a double-barrel dose of criticism from the civil grand juries in Marin and Sonoma counties.


Related Topix: Novato, CA, Marin County, CA, Cloverdale, CA, Larkspur, CA, Opinion

Fri Jul 25, 2014

The New Zealand Herald

Wine: American beauties

It's a pity there are so few American wines available here as many of them are drop-dead gorgeous.


Related Topix: Wine

Sacramento Bee Newspaper

Troubled Sonoma Developmental Center loses federal funds

The California Department of Health announced Friday that it had issued a notice to terminate federal funding for the Sonoma Developmental Center, leaving the future of the beleaguered facility unclear.


Related Topix: Sonoma, CA, Eldridge, CA

More Than Just a Bunch of Wineries

When you think of Sonoma, CA what comes to mind? Maybe green vineyards or rolling golden hills, but probably not craft beer and hard cider.


Related Topix: Sonoma, CA, Beer, Drink, Wine, us Travel, Travel


Man shot near Santa Rosa

Sonoma County deputies responded around 11 p.m. to a call about gunfire near the 3200 block of Moorland Avenue.


Related Topix: Santa Rosa, CA

Thu Jul 24, 2014

California Zinfandel: Tasting across the AVAs

In California, the amount of planted Zinfandel vineyards is plentiful-so plentiful that the varietal is grown in eight regions across the state, each containing a significant amount of their own individual American Viticultural Areas .


Related Topix: Wine, Drink, California, Vineyard, CA, Crest, CA, Sonoma, CA


Family winery with a homey feeling

Occidental Road Cellars' vineyards sit on a ridge straddling the Sonoma Coast and Russian River Valley appellations.


Related Topix: Sonoma, CA, Prather, CA, California, Sebastopol, CA, Occidental, CA, Travel

Charlotte's Home is California sauvignon blanc MVP

With a price tag at less than $14, you'll be Rodney Strong's regular dance partner at Charlotte's Home.


Related Topix: Drink, Wine

Wed Jul 23, 2014

Los Angeles Times

Amid extreme drought, California sees big jump in brush fires

A member of an inmate firefighting crew works on the Bully fire near Ono, Calif., on July 11. Through July 19, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection reported more than 3,400 vegetation fires that have burned more than 51,000 acres.


Related Topix: California, Weather, Los Angeles County, CA, Monterey, CA, Monterey County, CA

The Business Journal

North Coast plays host to 20 Cuban sommeliers

With a primary goal of building lasting personal and professional friendships between the U.S. and Cuban wine communities, 20 sommeliers from the Caribbean island are sampling California wines during a North Coast tour July 20-26.


Related Topix: us Travel, Travel, California, Sonoma, CA, Davis, CA