| Jan 31, 2010
WHERE TO STAY
Harvest Inn, 1 Main St., St. Helena, Calif.; (800) 950-8466, www.harvestinn.com. Cozy, comfortable, surrounded by vineyards. Most rooms have wood-burning fireplaces. Rates start at $199 and include breakfast.
Bardessono, 6526 Yount St.,...
| Jan 31, 2010
More wedding bells could ring at Napa Valley wineries after a tough economic year that has some saying yes to a proposal to revise rules banning most vineyard vows.
Proponents say the plan would bring in some cash for struggling vintners and provide an...
| Feb 24, 2010
The executive director of Napa State Hospital, a Northern California mental institution whose patients include convicted child molesters, was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of sexually molesting a foster child in his care for more than a decade....
| Mar 9, 2009
With the Web site Yelp still responding to allegations by San Francisco businesses that it manipulates the prominence of positive and negative reviews, some Chicago merchants are adding to the heat.
They allege that Yelp representatives have offered to...
| Feb 28, 2010
THE BEST WAY TO BERKELEY
From LAX, nonstop service to Oakland is available on Southwest. Restricted round-trip fares begin at $118.
Lisa Rogovin's tours include Berkeley's Gourmet Ghetto, San Francisco's Ferry Building, West Marin, Sonoma and...
| Apr 6, 2010
Clueless about wine? Don't worry, you're sitting in a pretty crowded boat. While it seems more and more people are drinking more and more wine, there's still a wide gap out there in terms of wine knowledge.
At the apex of the American wine scene are a...
| May 7, 2010
Fairfield Police confirmed at a press conference that a body found in Napa County Friday morning matches the description of that of missing nurse Phuong Le.
Napa County Sheriff's Department received a call from a woman walking her dog in the area of...
| Sep 24, 2009
Over the past month, I've sampled 100 wines of varying quality. Here are just a few that I found delightful:
From Chile, a New World country noted for quality wines, the 2005 Primus is a winner. A blend of carmenere, cabernet sauvignon and merlot, this...
| Oct 3, 2009
| 11:59 AM
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. -- An admitted serial killer is helping police search for his first victim, a 21-year-old woman who disappeared 32 years ago.
Roger Kibbe pleaded guilty this week to murdering Lou Ellen Burleigh of Walnut Creek in 1977. The 70-year-...
| May 9, 2010
The disappearance of a 24 year old Fairfield woman could become a murder investigation as early as Monday.
The Solano County Coroner's office is expected to perform an autopsy on the body of a woman found in rural Napa County Friday night. A body...
| May 11, 2010
New details are emerging in the case of missing nursing student Phuong Le, whose body was found alongside a rural road in Napa County last Friday.
Police told FOX40's Rowena Shaddox they were looking for a murder weapon of some kind outside of Solano...
| Oct 20, 2009
| 4:46 PM
A two-day exploration of the wineries along the lower Missouri River began in the ancient cellars of Stone Hill in Hermann, where wine began aging 150 years ago, and ended on the crowded party deck of Chandler Hill near Defiance, where the first vintage...