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Many Napa Wineries, Shops Suffer Little Or No Damage; Urge Tourists To Visit

The Napa Valley tourism industry is hoping to make a quick recovery after Sunday’s earthquake as shops and restaurants urge people to visit.

08/26/2014

Laird Family Estate lost enough wine to fill up a swimming pool and had a truck was also stuck in the dock. (CBS)

$50 Billion Wine Industry Begins Reporting Costly Toll Of Sunday’s Quake

The region produces 17% of the nation’s wine, including some of the most prized vintages bottled just north of Napa in Calistoga, Yountville and St. Helena. For owners of those labels, there is no way to replace the loss of a product bottled years ago.

08/25/2014

(Allison Joyce/Getty Images)

California Smartphone ‘Kill Switch’ Bill Signed Into Law

A bill requiring new smartphones sold in California to have the so-called ‘kill switch’ anti-theft technology was signed into law Monday by Gov. Jerry Brown.

08/25/2014

KCBS Instagram Feed After Napa Earthquake

Napa Earthquake First Major Bay Area Quake In Smart Phone, Social Media Technology Age

The strongest quake in 25 years plunges the Bay Area into a Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and Web-fueled frenzy of sharing, commenting, laughing and lamenting as an entire community was joined by wireless communication and the Internet.

08/25/2014

Empty wine barrels knocked over during Sunday's earthquake (Aaron Miller)

Wine Industry Taking Stock After Damaging Napa Earthquake

The most powerful earthquake to strike the Bay Area in nearly 25 years will likely take a toll on wine industry after rocking the Napa area.

08/24/2014

Buffer zone outside a Planned Parenthood clinic in San Francisco. (CBS)

CA Insurance Officials: Insurers Must Cover Elective Abortions

Health insurance companies in California may not refuse to cover the cost of abortions, state insurance officials have ruled in a reversal of policy stemming from the decision by two Catholic universities to drop elective abortions from their employee health plans.

08/23/2014

An artist’s rendition of Coliseum City development that includes new stadiums for the A’s and Raiders at the current Coliseum site. (City of Oakland)

Oakland Releases Draft Plan For Coliseum City Project

Oakland officials Friday released a draft plan and environmental impact report for their ambitious ideas for developments at the Coliseum complex and on a large tract of land near the Oakland International Airport over the next 20 years.

08/22/2014

A sign advertising an apartment for rent in San Francisco, California. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Judge Refuses To Block SF Law Increasing Relocation Payments To Evicted Tenants; Trial Put On Fast Track

A federal judge in San Francisco declined Friday to issue an immediate order blocking a new city law that sharply increases the relocation payments landlords must give tenants evicted under the state’s Ellis Act.

08/22/2014

(Santa Clara County)

Santa Clara Valley Wine Trail Opens, Promises Affordable Wine Tasting Option

The Santa Clara Valley Wine Trail officially opened Friday. The route directs tourists and residents through local wineries, vineyards farms and orchards around Morgan Hill and Gilroy.

08/22/2014

Screen shots of Secret iOS app. (Apple/Secret)

Anonymous Posters On Secret Social Media App Unmasked By Hackers Exploiting Flaw In Software

Users of the popular anonymous social media app Secret have been offering random confessions to their friends with the understanding that they won’t know who it is, a premise that was shattered by hackers who demonstrated that Secret is not secret.

08/22/2014

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