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Napa businesses prepare for sweetest of holidays

Napa businesses prepare for sweetest of holidays

Wrapping ornaments of gold and diamonds, mixing chocolate and trimming roses, Napa businesses are knee deep in Valentine’s Day preparations as…

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Celebrity chefs stake out new Upvalley home

Celebrity chefs stake out new Upvalley home

Napa County’s food scene will take a new celebrity turn in June when two nationally known chefs open a destination restaurant near St. Helena. Updated: 6:24 pm

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Vehicle crashes into other cars, building

Vehicle crashes into other cars, building

One man was transported to the hospital after his vehicle collided with several other vehicles and into a business on Soscol Avenue in Napa on… New

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Neighbors appeal to ABC to stop rural wine tastings

Neighbors appeal to ABC to stop rural wine tastings

Disputes over Napa County winery and tourism growth don’t necessarily end after the county Board of Supervisors approves a project. Updated: 4:49 pm

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Proposed St. Helena bike lane causes a ruckus

Proposed St. Helena bike lane causes a ruckus

ST. HELENA -- Senior residents of the Silverado Orchards retirement center are objecting to the city’s plan to eliminate on-street parking fro… Updated: 4:50 pm

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Prosecutors challenge proposed California sentencing changes

SACRAMENTO — California prosecutors announced Friday that they are seeking to block Gov. Jerry Brown's proposed ballot initiative to reduce th… Updated: 2:07 pm

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Burglary and vandalism arrest in Napa

Burglary and vandalism arrest in Napa

A Napa resident was arrested on suspicion of burglary and vandalism early Friday morning, according to Napa Police. Updated: 2:43 pm

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Gas leak sickens employees at a Napa Starbucks

Gas leak sickens employees at a Napa Starbucks

Three employees reported feeling sick due to a carbon monoxide leak at a Starbucks in Napa on Thursday.

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Update: Tubbs Lane open

Update: Tubbs Lane open

Tubbs Lane in Calistoga has reopened after being closed for nearly three hours due to power lines in the roadway, according to California High… Updated: 12:39 pm

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American Canyon shopper sues Wal-Mart, alleges discrimination

American Canyon shopper sues Wal-Mart, alleges discrimination

A Contra Costa County man is suing Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. saying he was incorrectly identified as a shoplifter at the Wal-Mart in American Cany… Updated: 4:57 pm

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Do you own a drone?

Register reporter Jennifer Huffman is looking to interview Napa County drone hobbyists for a story. If you'd like to talk about your drone, pl…

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New sexual assault charges filed against former Santa Rosa school aide

A Santa Rosa man who was arrested in December for allegedly committing sex crimes with a child was rearrested Thursday on additional sexual as…

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PG&E works overnight Thursday to fix gas line leak

PG&E works overnight Thursday to fix gas line leak

Several locations in Napa County were affected by repair crews working through the night Wednesday into Thursday, according to Pacific Gas &am…

February 11, 2016 4:32 pm(1)

Thompson introduces Lake Berryessa legislation

Thompson introduces Lake Berryessa legislation

Rep. Mike Thompson introduced the Lake Berryessa Recreation Enhancement Act (H.R. 4521) legislation to transfer recreation management at Lake …

February 11, 2016 3:30 pm(7)

Sex offender exposes himself, police say

Sex offender exposes himself, police say

A high-risk sex offender living in Napa was arrested on suspicion of exposing himself at a business on Wednesday, according to Napa Police.

February 11, 2016 3:23 pm(0)

Water shut down in Yountville park after leak

Water shut down in Yountville park after leak

A “substantial” leak Thursday forced a water shutdown at Veterans Memorial Park at the south end of Yountville, according to town authorities.

February 11, 2016 1:03 pm(0)

UPDATE: Timing, cost of high-speed rail project face legal scrutiny

UPDATE: Timing, cost of high-speed rail project face legal scrutiny

SACRAMENTO — Current state plans for a $68 billion high-speed rail system would not get passengers from San Francisco to Los Angeles in the ti… Web Only

February 11, 2016 1:00 pm(1)

Napa Sanitation plans meetings on proposed charge increases

Napa Sanitation plans meetings on proposed charge increases

The Napa Sanitation District has scheduled two public information sessions regarding the proposed sewer service charge increase.

February 11, 2016 11:41 am(1)

Downtown flood wall to receive quake-related repairs

Downtown flood wall to receive quake-related repairs

A prominent flood wall designed to keep a storm-swollen Napa River out of downtown Napa while also providing a decorative touch will receive a…

February 11, 2016 11:00 am Photos

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Environmentalists sue over cattle at Point Reyes seashore

POINT REYES NATIONAL SEASHORE — A group of environmentalists is suing to stop thousands of cattle from continuing to graze at a cherished nati…

February 11, 2016 10:47 am(4)

St. Helena task force recommends taxes, hotel rooms

St. Helena task force recommends taxes, hotel rooms

ST. HELENA — A sales tax hike, real estate transfer tax, and additional hotel development are among a menu of options recommended by a committ…

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Report spells out St. Helena's financial woes

Report spells out St. Helena's financial woes

ST. HELENA — A pair of ominous financial reports presented to the St. Helena City Council this week hammered home the point that the city is n…

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Off-duty Richmond police officer fatally shot at Vallejo home

VALLEJO — An off-duty East Bay police officer was shot to death in his home Thursday in what authorities said was a domestic dispute.

February 11, 2016 9:49 am(0)

Dungeness crab health warning lifted for more of California

SAN FRANCISCO — Health officials say Dungeness crabs caught along a swath of California's coast no longer show high levels of a marine toxin a…

February 11, 2016 8:00 am(0)

UPDATE: Gilroy remains not of missing teen

GILROY — Northern California authorities said human remains found Wednesday do not belong to a 15-year-old girl who disappeared nearly four years ago.

February 11, 2016 7:48 am(0)

Sonoma County slaughterhouse owner gets prison time for uninspected meat

SANTA ROSA — The co-owner of a Northern California slaughterhouse at the center of a nationwide food recall two years ago has been sentenced t…

February 11, 2016 5:38 am(0)

Today In History, Feb. 11

Today In History, Feb. 11

Today is Thursday, Feb. 11. Today's Highlight in History:

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Female tiger killed by mating partner at Sacramento Zoo

SACRAMENTO — Sacramento Zoo officials say a Sumatran female tiger was killed by her mating partner after the two felines were put in the same …

February 10, 2016 5:30 pm(1)

Police: Fairfield resident found selling drugs in Napa

Police: Fairfield resident found selling drugs in Napa

Over the course of a month, agents with the Napa Special Investigations Bureau have been conducting an investigation dealing with methamphetam…

February 10, 2016 5:04 pm(1)

Napa grape harvest volume down, prices up

Napa grape harvest volume down, prices up

Because of unfavorable weather, the value of Napa County’s grape harvest declined 24.5 percent in 2015, from $706 million in 2014 to $533 million.

February 10, 2016 4:00 pm(0)

Spilled toxic liquid affects traffic for 3 hours

Spilled toxic liquid affects traffic for 3 hours

Two and a half gallons of hazardous material spilled onto a Napa County roadway and affected traffic for nearly three hours on Wednesday morni…

February 10, 2016 3:27 pm(0)

Wine tasting, luxury pens to fill downtown Yountville lot

Wine tasting, luxury pens to fill downtown Yountville lot

The building that will occupy one of the last vacant lots in downtown Yountville will offer wine tastings – and more.

February 10, 2016 1:30 pm(2)

Accused killer of former Calistoga resident did not act alone, defense says

Accused killer of former Calistoga resident did not act alone, defense says

Attorneys for the Sonoma man charged with killing a Calistoga native say that though the defendant admitted to the crime, it was a false confe…

February 10, 2016 11:45 am(1)

Car strikes cars, pregnant woman in Oakland, Berkeley

OAKLAND — Authorities say a man in intentionally hit a pregnant woman, other citizens and several dozen cars, perhaps as many as 30, in Oaklan…

February 10, 2016 11:45 am(0)

More growth ahead for American Canyon

More growth ahead for American Canyon

AMERICAN CANYON — The next 11 months will witness major development decisions by American Canyon city leaders.

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Downtown grocery store site in limbo

Downtown grocery store site in limbo

More than a year after it closed due to quake damage, downtown Napa’s only grocery store remains an empty shell, leaving downtown workers, res…

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Pacific Union College to host Olympian famous for black power salute

Pacific Union College to host Olympian famous for black power salute

Tommie Smith, one of the two figures in the iconic photo of the black power salute during the 1968 Olympics, will speak at Pacific Union Colle…

February 10, 2016 10:00 am(0)

American Canyon to add picnic shelters at parks

American Canyon to add picnic shelters at parks

AMERICAN CANYON — Picnic areas, particularly those with shade, have been in short supply in American Canyon where most parks have lacked shelt…

February 10, 2016 9:15 am(0)

Weather purges Bay Area lakes of toxic algae

OAKLAND — Heavy rain and a cold El Niño winter have purged three East Bay swim lakes of toxic algae that flourished in the drought last year a…

February 10, 2016 9:00 am(0)

Today In History, Feb. 10

Today In History, Feb. 10

Today is Ash Wednesday, Feb. 10. Today's Highlight in History:

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President Obama visiting San Jose, Los Angeles

SAN FRANCISCO — President Barack Obama returns to California this week to attend Democratic fundraisers and make an appearance on "The Ellen D…

February 10, 2016 2:13 am(0)

Calistoga resident arrested for alleged drug deal

Calistoga resident arrested for alleged drug deal

A Calistoga resident was arrested for his suspected involvement with an undercover drug operation, according to the Napa Special Investigation…

February 09, 2016 6:38 pm(1)

County wrestles with Caymus Vineyards issues

County wrestles with Caymus Vineyards issues

Long-running efforts by Napa County and Caymus Vineyards to make certain the Rutherford winery is following county rules are entering what cou…

February 09, 2016 4:45 pm(10)

Agency: About 20 percent of BART trains have working cameras

Agency: About 20 percent of BART trains have working cameras

OAKLAND — Officials with the Bay Area Rapid Transit say only about 20 percent of BART commuter trains have working surveillance cameras.

February 09, 2016 4:40 pm(1)

Developer pulls out of Napa Creekside housing plan

Developer pulls out of Napa Creekside housing plan

Stymied by lawsuits and rising costs, the developer behind the Napa Creekside Apartments is walking away from the affordable housing project.

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Suspected drug dealer arrested along with one other

Suspected drug dealer arrested along with one other

As part of a drug investigation, the Napa Special Investigations Bureau said it arrested two suspects and is looking into a third.

February 09, 2016 4:09 pm(0)

Napa man jailed on suspicion of child molestation

Napa man jailed on suspicion of child molestation

A Napa resident was arrested on Monday night after police received a report of child molestation, according to Napa Police.

February 09, 2016 3:54 pm

Mavericks surf competition to take place Friday

Mavericks surf competition to take place Friday

HALF MOON BAY — The popular Titans of Mavericks surf competition in Half Moon Bay will be held this Friday, event organizers said.

February 09, 2016 3:30 pm(1)

Commission reaccredits Napa Valley College

Commission reaccredits Napa Valley College

Napa Valley College was one of 10 institutions to have accreditation reaffirmed at the January meeting of the Accrediting Commission for Commu…

February 09, 2016 3:07 pm(0)

Napa gets In-Shape at new health facility

Napa gets In-Shape at new health facility

Wearing a pair of fingerless weightlifting gloves and workout gear, American Canyon resident Rose Natalie Asuncion paused between hoisting wei…

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California farmers reap record sales in record drought

FRESNO — A new state report shows California farmers reaping record sales despite the epic drought, thriving even as city-dwellers have been f…

February 09, 2016 1:19 pm(0)