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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 […]
(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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]