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Wine Grapes

Napa Grapes Blooming Early; Good For Taste, Bad For Business

The gradual rise in temperature could eventually threaten Napa’s ability to make wine.

05/17/2014

A Cal Fire firefighter looks on as the Rim Fire burns through a grove of trees on August 25, 2013 near Groveland, California. The Rim Fire continues to burn out of control and threatens 4,500 homes outside of Yosemite National Park. Over 2,000 firefighters are battling the blaze that has entered a section of Yosemite National Park and is currently 7 percent contained.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Drought Conditions Intensify Wildfire Fears; Cal Fire Adds Staff Early

Cal Fire is staffing up its wildfire response crew earlier than normal the year after an uncommonly dry winter across most of the state.

03/31/2014

Seismograph

California Failing To Fund Early Warning System That Sensed SoCal Earthquake

California’s early earthquake warning system worked as seismologists hoped it would, giving them notice that a quake was about to strike seconds before the ground in Los Angeles began shaking Monday, but residents didn’t get that warning because the state hasn’t identified a source of funding to build and maintain the system.

03/18/2014

Back To School Decoupage

ConsumerWatch: Does It Pay To Shop Early For Back-To-School?

Every retailer wants a piece of the $83.8 billion that the National Retail Federation expects Americans will spend this back-to-school season.

07/26/2013

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