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Tech, Recovering Jobs Market Fuel Bay Area’s Population Growth

December 13, 2013 | 4:18 pm

Tech, Recovering Jobs Market Fuel Bay Area’s Population Growth

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Foreign immigration boosts region’s numbers, along with domestic migration from other areas.

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Six Ways the Bay Area Can Help Its Housing Affordability Problem

November 29, 2013 | 1:31 pm

Six Ways the Bay Area Can Help Its Housing Affordability Problem

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Creating affordable housing requires a multi-pronged, nuanced approach. Experts suggest some solutions.

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Historic Napa Winery Domaine Chandon Turns 40 on Bastille Day (Sunday)

July 12, 2013 | 5:00 pm

Historic Napa Winery Domaine Chandon Turns 40 on Bastille Day (Sunday)

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This Sunday is Bastille Day. As France celebrates the birth of its republic, the first French winery in Napa Valley is celebrating its 40th birthday. Domaine Chandon was an epic business experiment. Its French parent company Moet & Chandon invested $22 million – a lot of money at the time – to test if they could make […]

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May 1, 2013 | 2:28 pm

Wildfires Scorch 200 Acres in Napa and Sonoma Counties

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(BCN) Hundreds of firefighters are continuing to battle three large vegetation fires in Sonoma and Napa counties this afternoon. The biggest of the three blazes is the Yellow Fire in Sonoma County, which has burned at least 125 acres of oak woodland and rolling hills east of Healdsburg, according to Cal Fire. It started around […]

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News Pix: Chez Panisse Fire; ‘Bay Lights’ Sparkle on West Span; Memorializing Teen Death

March 8, 2013 | 12:28 pm

News Pix: Chez Panisse Fire; ‘Bay Lights’ Sparkle on West Span; Memorializing Teen Death

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Chez Panisse, the Berkeley restaurant known the world over for its innovative cuisine, was struck by a fire at 3 a.m. While the flames were mostly contained to the front porch, the restaurant is closed until further notice. The source of the fire is unknown. (Colleen Neff/Berkeleyside) Friends and fellow Lowell High School students left […]

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Why San Francisco and Napa Have Been Ranked as the Happiest Cities in America

February 21, 2013 | 8:57 am

Why San Francisco and Napa Have Been Ranked as the Happiest Cities in America

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The sun! The wine! The attractions! It’s enough to make you go, “OMG! I <3 <3 <3 NorCal! LOL” Tweet that, and you could help your community earn recognition as one of America’s happiest  cities. That’s how it worked with Napa, which was called the happiest city in America in a new study. It’s at […]

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News Pix: Super Bowl Prep; East Bay Underground; Right to Life Protest

February 1, 2013 | 3:15 pm

News Pix: Super Bowl Prep; East Bay Underground; Right to Life Protest

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In a recently published book, ‘Bay Area Underground’, Matt Werner and Joe Sciarrillo chronicle the major social movements and cultural events in the Bay Area over the last five years. This photo shows an East Bay Bike Party at Cesar Chavez Park at the Berkeley Marina, 2012. (Joe Sciarrillo) Mayor Ed Lee visits the Mission […]

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Why Monterey Beat Napa as California’s Top ‘Wine Destination’

January 28, 2013 | 2:39 pm

Why Monterey Beat Napa as California’s Top ‘Wine Destination’

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Growing up in Berkeley, I never had any doubt about which direction to head for the wine country: North. I went either to Sonoma County, where years ago I helped my family put in 35 acres of Sauvignon Blanc, or to Napa County, where some wineries have long made tastings into an adult theme park […]

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Where to Recycle Your Christmas Tree in the Bay Area, 2012/2013 Edition

January 1, 2013 | 2:16 pm

Where to Recycle Your Christmas Tree in the Bay Area, 2012/2013 Edition

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Don’t go over your city or county’s Christmas tree composting/recycling  cliff. Find out when and how to get rid of that tree with our annual guide. No county or city accepts flocked or decorated trees for curbside pickup, although some Boy Scout troops do for a charge. Most counties compost their trees. We’ve included city […]

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Bay Area Flood Warnings and Watches

December 2, 2012 | 12:40 pm

Bay Area Flood Warnings and Watches

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Update Sunday, Dec 23: Latest warnings and watches here.

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