2 get prison for plot to bomb California Democratic HQMarch 2, 2023 GMT
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Two California men who pleaded guilty to plotting to firebomb the state Democratic Party’s headquarters and other buildings in Northern California after the defeat of former President Donald Trump were sentenced Wednesday to federal prison.
California updates tsunami hazard maps for 7 countiesOctober 8, 2022 GMT
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The California Geological Survey has released updated tsunami hazard maps for seven counties to help users determine whether they are in areas at risk for inundation and for planning.
Sentencing for man in plot to blow up Democratic HQ delayedSeptember 28, 2022 GMT
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The sentencing of a California man who pleaded guilty to plotting to firebomb the state Democratic Party’s headquarters and other buildings in Northern California after the defeat of former President Donald Trump was delayed Wednesday after a federal judge rejected a plea agreement.
Homa chips in, wins in Napa after Willett’s shocking 3-puttSeptember 19, 2022 GMT
NAPA, Calif. (AP) — Max Homa knew he had no choice but to go for it on the par-5 18th hole if he wanted to defend his title at the Fortinet Championship. Trailing Danny Willett by a shot, he went for the green in two but ended up in a tough spot in a bunker short of the green.
Homa a surprise winner in Napa, Smith gets 1st LIV Golf winSeptember 19, 2022 GMT
NAPA, Calif. (AP) — Max Homa chipped in from nearly 33 feet for birdie on the closing hole, then watched as Danny Willett shockingly three-putted from inside 4 feet on Sunday to give Homa his second straight title at the Fortinet Championship.
Justin Lower birdies 18th to take 1-shot lead at FortinetSeptember 18, 2022 GMT
NAPA, Calif. (AP) — With the wind whipping around the golf course in the afternoon and the greens hard and dry, Justin Lower knew there wouldn't be many opportunities for birdies.
He made the most of his chance on the final hole Saturday as he tries to win his first PGA Tour title.
Defending champ Max Homa, Danny Willett share lead in NapaSeptember 17, 2022 GMT
NAPA, Calif. (AP) — Max Homa moved into position to defend his title at the Fortinet Championship, shooting a 5-under 67 on Friday to share the 36-hole lead with Danny Willett at the PGA Tour’s season opener.
Fowler begins with new caddie, coach and early 67 in NapaSeptember 16, 2022 GMT
NAPA, Calif. (AP) — Rickie Fowler began his 15th professional season Thursday. From clubs to coach to caddie, just about everything is new for the five-time PGA Tour winner.
Fowler, whose last victory was the 2019 Waste Management Phoenix Open, enjoyed immediate success.
New PGA Tour season starts in California, LIV to ChicagoSeptember 13, 2022 GMT
Paul Pelosi gets 5 days in jail, 3 years of probation in DUIAugust 23, 2022 GMT
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The husband of U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi pleaded guilty Tuesday to misdemeanor driving under the influence charges related to a May crash in California's wine country and was sentenced to five days in jail and three years of probation.
1 dead in Legionnaires’ disease outbreak in CaliforniaAugust 4, 2022 GMT
NAPA, Calif. (AP) — A Legionnaires' disease outbreak in California's wine country has caused one death and nearly a dozen hospitalizations since mid-July, and public health officials have found one possible source of the bacteria that causes the illness, authorities said Wednesday.
Paul Pelosi pleads not guilty to DUI misdemeanor chargesAugust 3, 2022 GMT
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The husband of U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi pleaded not guilty Wednesday to misdemeanor driving under the influence charges related to a May crash in Northern California wine country.
Man is 3rd to drown in 2 weeks in Northern California lakeJuly 11, 2022 GMT
NAPA, Calif. (AP) — An 18-year-old man who drowned in Napa County's Lake Berryessa over the weekend was the third person to drown in the lake in the last two weeks, authorities said.
Witnesses told officials that Zaire Watu Fairley, of Vallejo, was at the reservoir Sunday with three friends and was standing on a log when he slipped into the water, the Napa County Sheriff's Office said in a news release.
Nancy Pelosi’s husband charged with DUI in CaliforniaJune 24, 2022 GMT
NAPA, Calif. (AP) — Paul Pelosi, the husband of Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, was charged Thursday with driving under the influence in connection with a crash he was in last month.
Paul Pelosi, 82, was arrested following the May 28 crash in Napa County, north of San Francisco, after a DUI test showed he had a blood alcohol content level of .082%.
Wildfire evacuation orders lifted in Napa CountyJune 1, 2022 GMT
NAPA, Calif. (AP) — Evacuation orders were lifted for residents along a road in the Napa wine country as firefighters made progress against a wildfire.
The Napa County Office of Emergency Services told residents around midnight Tuesday they could return home but urged them to use caution.
DUI arrest of Pelosi’s husband came after California crashMay 30, 2022 GMT
NAPA, Calif. (AP) — The weekend arrest of Paul Pelosi, the husband of U.S. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, on suspicion of driving under the influence came after the Porsche he was driving was hit by another vehicle in Northern California's wine country, authorities said.
Pelosi’s husband arrested on suspicion of DUI in CaliforniaMay 29, 2022 GMT
NAPA, Calif. (AP) — Paul Pelosi, the 82-year-old husband of U.S. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, was arrested this weekend on suspicion of DUI in Northern California, police records showed Sunday.
Guilty plea in plot to firebomb California Democratic HQMay 28, 2022 GMT
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A California man pleaded guilty Friday to plotting to blow up the state Democratic Party’s headquarters in what prosecutors said was the first in a planned series of politically-motivated attacks after the defeat of former President Donald Trump.
Naturopathic doctor admits selling fake COVID vaccine cardsApril 6, 2022 GMT
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A naturopathic doctor in Northern California on Wednesday pleaded guilty to selling fake COVID-19 immunization treatments and hundreds of fraudulent vaccination cards that made it seem like customers received Moderna vaccines, federal prosecutors said.
Wineries, farms eligible for last-ditch California insuranceJanuary 22, 2022 GMT
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Napa wineries and others hard-hit by massive wildfires in California's wine country and elsewhere will soon be able to tap into the state's insurance plan of last resort, officials said Friday.
Body found in Napa River belongs to woman reported missingDecember 30, 2021 GMT
NAPA, Calif. (AP) — A body found in the Napa River last week belongs to a Napa woman reported missing earlier this month, authorities said Wednesday.
Crystal Lea McCarthy, 37, was reported missing Dec.
No. 2 UCLA signs center, 2 guards in 2022 recruiting classNovember 11, 2021 GMT
LOS ANGELES (AP) — No. 2 UCLA signed a center and two guards on Wednesday as part of its 2022 recruiting class.
Adem Bona, a 6-foot-10 center, is out of Prolific Prep in Napa, California.
Amari Bailey, a 6-3 guard, plays for Sierra Canyon School in nearby Chatsworth.
Mexico’s Napa Valley protests against unfettered developmentOctober 9, 2021 GMT
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Defenders of Mexico’s Valle de Guadalupe wine-producing valley protested Saturday against unfettered development they say threatens the area’s environment and agriculture.
On Saturday, federal authorities announced they shut down a massive land-clearing project that had bulldozed native semi-desert vegetation on a hillside to create a concert venue.
Max Homa rallies to win Fortinet Championship at SilveradoSeptember 20, 2021 GMT
NAPA, Calif. (AP) — Max Homa’s decision to give up his popular and often comical golf podcast to concentrate on his game already is paying off.
Homa holed out from the rough from 95 yards for eagle on the par-4 12th to start a back-nine comeback and added three birdies for a 7-under 65 and a one-stroke victory Sunday in the season-opening Fortinet Championship.
Homa wins at Silverado; Ko returns to take Portland titleSeptember 20, 2021 GMT
NAPA, Calif. (AP) — Max Homa holed out from the rough from 95 yards for eagle on the par-4 12th to start a back-nine comeback and added three birdies for a 7-under 65 and a one-stroke victory Sunday in the season-opening Fortinet Championship.
Knous, McNealy share lead at Fortinet ChampionshipSeptember 19, 2021 GMT
NAPA, Calif. (AP) — Jim Knous shot a 7-under 65 on Saturday for a share of the lead with Maverick McNealy after three rounds in the Fortinet Championship.
Knous had eight birdies, five on the front nine, then held on after a bogey on No.
McNealy holes out for eagle on last, leads at SilveradoSeptember 18, 2021 GMT
NAPA, Calif. (AP) — Maverick McNealy overcame three consecutive bogeys and holed out from 74 yards for eagle on the last for an 8-under 64 and the second-round lead Friday in the Fortinet Championship.
Jon Rahm motivated for more following player of year snubSeptember 17, 2021 GMT
NAPA, Calif. (AP) — Jon Rahm is motivated, even if he’s not feeling well.
The top-ranked Spanish star had two birdies and two bogeys Thursday in an even-par 72 in the first round of the Fortinet Championship, leaving him well back of the leaders at Silverado Resort and Spa.
Stevie Nicks cancels all 2021 performances over coronavirusAugust 11, 2021 GMT
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Stevie Nicks has canceled five forthcoming performances at music festivals, citing coronavirus concerns, she said in a statement Tuesday.
Nicks had been scheduled to headline one day each of BottleRock Napa Valley in California and the Jazz Aspen Festival in Colorado in September.
DOJ: Naturopathic physician sold fake COVID-19 vaccine cardsJuly 14, 2021 GMT
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A naturopathic physician in Northern California has been arrested and charged after federal prosecutors said she sold fake COVID-19 immunization treatments and fraudulent vaccination cards that made it seem like customers received Moderna vaccines.
Police respond to reports of gun at California veterans homeMarch 23, 2021 GMT
YOUNTVILLE, Calif. (AP) — Police in Northern California's Napa County responded to a report of a woman with a shotgun at a veterans home Tuesday but said an extensive search found no sign of anyone armed and the facility was resuming normal operations...
Napa man with illegal weapons, pipe bombs chargedJanuary 28, 2021 GMT
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A Northern California man has been charged with stockpiling weapons, including pipe bombs, U...
Elected officials dine out after urging others to stay homeDecember 2, 2020 GMT
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco Mayor London Breed dined at a posh Napa Valley restaurant the day after California's governor was there...
California wine country adapting to annual wildfire threatNovember 9, 2020 GMT
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Harvest season in Northern California's wine country is what dream weddings are made of: ripe grapevines and golden sunsets provide ceremonies an alluring backdrop that every year draws millions of visitors...
Power cut to thousands in California to prevent wildfiresOctober 16, 2020 GMT
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Thousands of people in wine country were without power Thursday amid a fall heat wave that brought another round of extreme wildfire danger to large portions of already battered Northern California...
California nears milestone: 4 million acres burned in firesOctober 3, 2020 GMT
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California is poised to hit a fearsome milestone: 4 million acres (1.6 million hectares) burned this year by wildfires that have killed 31 people and incinerated hundreds of homes in what is already the worst fire season on record...
Winds intensifying as firefighters battle fire in CaliforniaOctober 2, 2020 GMT
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Winds grew stronger Thursday in California's wine country, threatening to escalate a massive wildfire that has burned for days and destroyed hundreds of buildings...
Dying winds give crews hope in Northern California firesSeptember 29, 2020 GMT
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Easing winds gave California firefighters a break Tuesday as they battled a destructive wildfire that was driven by strong winds through wine country north of San Francisco and another rural blaze that killed three people...
3 killed in Northern California wildfire; thousands fleeSeptember 29, 2020 GMT
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Northern California's wine country was on fire again Monday as strong winds fanned flames in the already scorched region, destroying homes and prompting orders for nearly 70,000 people to evacuated...
Power shut off set for 65,000 California electric customersSeptember 28, 2020 GMT
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Power will be shut off for 65,000 Northern California electric customers in 16 counties to prevent the spread of wildfires that have engulfed areas of the state, officials said Sunday...
47-year-old Stewart Cink rallies to win Safeway OpenSeptember 14, 2020 GMT
NAPA, Calif. (AP) — Stewart Cink’s long wait is finally over. He doesn’t have to worry about being cast as a villain, either, as was the case when Cink outlasted fan favorite Tom Watson to win the 2009 British Open...
Wildfires again threaten business in California wine countryAugust 30, 2020 GMT
HEALDSBURG, Calif. (AP) — With an early harvest already underway, a wildfire a few miles west of John Bucher's ranch added new urgency to getting his pinot noir grapes off the vine...
At least 5 people killed in Northern California wildfiresAugust 21, 2020 GMT
SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (AP) — Dozens of wildfires raging throughout Northern California have now claimed at least five lives and threaten tens of thousands of homes, authorities said Thursday...
California counties step up enforcement as virus surgesJuly 23, 2020 GMT
LOS ANGELES (AP) — More California counties are trying to put some bite behind public health orders as hospitalizations and positive tests for the coronavirus continue rising in many parts of the state...
California’s Paso Robles area offers wine-tasters varietyDecember 11, 2019 GMT
PASO ROBLES, California (AP) — Winemakers around this central California city can grow a mind-boggling variety of grapes thanks to a wide diversity of microclimates...
Giant pumpkin weighing 2,175 pounds sets California recordOctober 15, 2019 GMT
HALF MOON BAY, Calif. (AP) — A Northern California pumpkin hobbyist has won first place at the 46th annual Safeway World Championship Pumpkin Weigh Off, setting a record for the largest in California...
Scott, Landry share first-round lead at Safeway OpenSeptember 27, 2019 GMT
NAPA, Calif. (AP) — Slow starts plagued Adam Scott last season, a prime reason the former No. 1 player in the world was winless despite solid overall numbers. After taking a brief break, the 39-year-old Australian is back and emphasizing quicker, more aggressive starts.
California utility proactively cuts power because of weatherJune 9, 2019 GMT
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Pacific Gas & Electric implemented a controversial practice of cutting power to selected portions of Northern California on Saturday to guard against wildfires as the weather turned very windy, dry and hot...
French Laundry, chef Thomas Keller sued for discriminationJune 4, 2019 GMT
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A former employee of celebrated chef Thomas Keller is suing him and his three-star Michelin restaurants — Per Se in New York and the French Laundry in California — for discrimination, saying she was denied a job transfer and ultimately let go because she was pregnant...
Wealthy parents appear in court in college admissions scamMarch 29, 2019 GMT
BOSTON (AP) — From a Napa Valley vintner to a Hot Pockets heiress, a procession of wealthy parents made their first appearances in federal court Friday on charges they paid bribes to get their children into top colleges...
The Latest: Wildfire victim: PG&E filing to delay lawsuitJanuary 30, 2019 GMT
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on the bankruptcy filing by Pacific Gas & Electric Corp. (all times local):...
Homeowner equipment caused California wine country fireJanuary 25, 2019 GMT
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — In a long-awaited report, state investigators said Thursday that a 2017 wildfire that killed 22 people in Northern California wine country was caused by a private electrical system, not equipment belonging to embattled Pacific Gas & Electric Corp...
7 great reasons to visit Downtown NapaDecember 20, 2018 GMT
(BPT) - Looking for the perfect getaway? Nestled in the heart of Northern California is a remarkable hidden gem: Downtown Napa. A picturesque, unique place with much more to do than any other small town, Napa attracts a wide variety of travelers, tempting the wine and food lover, plus those who enjoy music, art or shopping.
California winery and Oregon feud over pinot labeling rightsNovember 29, 2018 GMT
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Pinot noir is one of the finickiest grapes, but with proper nurturing it produces an amazing wine...
California drops wildfire utility liability protection planAugust 18, 2018 GMT
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California lawmakers are abandoning a proposal by Gov. Jerry Brown to shield electrical utilities from some financial liability for wildfires...
Sheriff: Vet shot self after killing 3 mental health workersMarch 16, 2018 GMT
YOUNTVILLE, Calif. (AP) — A combat veteran killed himself after fatally shooting three mental health workers last week at a California veterans home, authorities said Thursday...
Mexico wine country: Foodie paradise and tastings in BajaFebruary 26, 2018 GMT
ENSENADA, Mexico (AP) — Wine lovers, listen up: There's a little-known gem just south of the border called Valle de Guadalupe.
It's a bit dustier and rougher around the edges than California's prized Napa Valley, but Baja's wine country offers a relaxed, unpretentious, budget-friendly experience clustered along a main highway in this region of Mexico known as the Ruta del Vino.
Money Manners: How to fairly split cost of a hotel roomDecember 1, 2017 GMT
Dear Jeanne & Leonard:
What is the fair way to split the cost of a hotel room with two queen beds between a couple and a single person?
Wine calendar: Bold’s half-price wine nights, Fleming’s ‘Red Friday’, 12 Wines of Christmas, moreNovember 21, 2017 GMT
Wine calendar: Bold's half-price wine nights, Fleming's 'Red Friday', 12 Wines of Christmas, more
CLEVELAND, Ohio - 750ml has 12 Wines of Christmas coming up, Fleming's has 'Red Friday,' Bold Food and Drink has half-off wine nights and many other events are set in Northeast Ohio.