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Wine Guys Book (credit: Foodie Chap/Liam Mayclem)

Is There Grade Inflation Going On In Wine Scoring?

Our food and wine critic, Narsai David, is apprehensive of Wine Advocate, Robert Parker’s liberal 100 point system that has seen droves of top-ranking wines in recent years.

11/07/2014

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Ongoing Earthquake Swarm In Nevada Increasing Chances For A ‘Big One’

A swarm of earthquakes in a remote northwest area of Nevada that started in July this year has grown in intensity over the past several days, increasing the probability for a larger quake.

11/07/2014

(CBS)

Magnitude 6.4 Earthquake Strikes Off Papua New Guinea Coast

A strong earthquake has struck off Papua New Guinea Thursday evening.

11/06/2014

Department of Homeland Security secretary and University of California president designate Janet Napolitano (C) speaks during a news conference following the University of California Board of Regents meeting on July 18, 2013 in San Francisco, California. The University of California's Board of Regents voted today to confirm Janet Napolitano to be the next president of the UC system.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

University Of California’s Proposal To Hike Tuition For Next 5 Years At Odds With Gov. Brown

Tuition at the University of California’s 10 campuses would rise by as much as 5 percent in each of the next five years under a plan UC President Janet Napolitano that is at odds with Gov. Jerry Brown.

11/06/2014

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18 Moderate Quakes Strike Northern Nevada In Less Than 24 Hours

An earthquake registering a magnitude of 4.5 struck the northwest corner of Nevada near the borders of Oregon and California early Thursday morning, one day after a magnitude 4.9 earthquake shook the same area.

11/06/2014

San Quentin execution chamber

Inmate On San Quentin Death Row Since 1995 Dies Of Natural Causes

State prisons officials say a San Quentin death row inmate convicted of two 1985 murders in Los Angeles has died of natural causes.

11/05/2014

Sprinklers water the lawns of a new housing development July 28, 2005 in Hesperia, California. California's demand for water will jump by 40 percent over the next 25 years according to a study released this week by the Public Policy Institute of California. Half of all the water used by inland homeowners, where growth is booming, goes to irrigating yards, compared to one third or less in the cooler coastal regions. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

State Water Board Report Show Cities’ Water-Saving Efforts Vary Widely Amid Drought

While all Bay Area residents are being used to conserve water during the drought, a new report shows some cities in the Bay Area are using three times as much water as others.

11/05/2014

California Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson. (Torlakson Campaign)

Torlakson Defeats Tuck To Remain Superintendent California Schools

Incumbent Tom Torlakson defeated first-time candidate Marshall Tuck in the hotly contested race for California’s superintendent of public instruction, an election that became an expensive battleground with high stakes for teachers unions and education reformers.

11/05/2014

Catherine Baker (bakerforassembly.com)

Republican Catharine Baker Leads Tim Sbranti In Hotly Contested East Bay Assembly Race

In a closely watched East Bay State Assembly race, Republican Catherine Baker appears to have come out on top for the District 16 Assembly.

11/05/2014

(CBS)

Magnitude 4.9 Earthquake Strikes Northern Nevada, Felt In Northeastern Corner Of California, Southern Oregon

An earthquake registering a preliminary magnitude of 4.9 struck the northwest corner of Nevada near the borders of Oregon and California late Tuesday night, hours after a magnitude 4.1 earthquake shook the same area.

11/05/2014

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