Napa Valley Grape Growers Say Dry Year Survivable But Fear Prolonged DroughtMost farmers are worried about their crops as they head into the second straight dry year. Vineyard owners say they may be the lucky ones -- at least so far.
'Not A Drought-Buster'; Rare April Storm Front Moving Toward San Francisco Bay Area The cold front bringing April showers to the San Francisco Bay Area Sunday night won't be strong enough to relieve the tinder-dry drought conditions, but the much needed precipitation will delay another historic wildfire season for now, according to the National Weather Service.
State Attorney General Will Oversee Sexual Assault Investigation Of Windsor Mayor Dominic FoppoliThe state attorney general will assume oversight of the investigation into sexual assault allegations from six women against Windsor Mayor Dominic Foppoli.
Sonoma County DA Recuses Office From Dominic Foppoli Sexual Assault Probe After Deputy DA's AllegationA widening scandal involving sexual assault accusations against Windsor Mayor Dominic Fopppoli and his own counter-accusations has led to the Sonoma County District Attorney to recuse her office from investigating the allegations against Foppoli.
COVID Reopening: Napa Valley Wine Country Anticipates Possible Orange Tier Move - 'People Are Ready To Get Back'Napa County is set to enter California's Orange Tier of coronavirus restrictions as soon as April 1st. It will be a significant milestone for a part of the Bay Area that depends on a steady flow of visitors from far and wide.
3.2 Magnitude Earthquake Rattles North Bay Wine CountryA 3.2 magnitude earthquake struck the North Bay wine country Thursday morning near St. Helena.
Small Winery Operators Fear New California Wastewater Rules Will Cork ProfitsCalifornia regulators have approved a new set of statewide rules for wastewater discharged from wineries and some smaller operators in the North Bay are saying the new requirements could put them out of business.
COVID: Wine Country Business Coalition Sues Gov. Newsom Demanding To ReopenGovernor Newsom is facing another lawsuit for actions he has taken during the pandemic. The Wine Country Coalition for Safe Reopening is demanding outdoor dining be allowed to open.
2020 In Review: The Day The Sky Turned Blood Orange; Historic Wildfires Ravage Northern CaliforniaLike millions of San Francisco Bay Area residents Talia Sechley awoke on Sept. 9th to a scene from an apocalyptic movie. The sky over Oakland was dark and blood orange.
Self-Driving Farm Tractor Rolls Into Service at California VineyardAn Alameda County winery has become the first customer to try out a major new improvement in high-tech farm equipment: the world's first autonomous electric tractor.
Gusty Winds Keep Red Flag Warning In Place; PG&E Cancels All Planned Power ShutoffsGusty offshore winds topped 60 mph on Mt. St. Helena early Monday, fueling anxieties among Wine County residents who have grown weary of California's lingering historic wildfire season as the region remained under yet another Red Flag Warning.
Dramatic Tale Of Survival And Rescue On Wine County Hiking Trail; 'Something Slams Into Me -- I Have Moments Of Excruciating Pain'Jason Koch had plenty to be thankful for this Thanksgiving after a hike in the Wine County wilderness turned into a dramatic life and death battle in the blink of a eye.
Monday Morning Quake Rattles Wine County; 3.6 Magnitude Near Angwin A 3.6 magnitude earthquake rattled wine country near Angwin early Monday morning, but there were no immediate reports of damage in the region.
Update: Berkeley Hills Residents Urged to Leave Before Sunday's High Wind Event A burst of gusty winds forecast to begin Sunday will be carrying the same wildfire threat as the weather conditions that helped spark the deadly 2017 Wine County October firestorm that included the devastating Tubbs Fire, the National Weather Service warned.
Pope Fire Update: Firefighters Halt Growth Overnight; Mopping Up Hot Spots East Of St HelenaCrews gained containment overnight of the Pope Fire, burning in grassy woodlands in the Napa County hills east of Angwin and St Helena.