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Mary Maher has been named Napa Valley  Grower of the Year

Mary Maher named ‘Napa Valley Grower of the Year’

Harlan vineyard manager to be honored May 16 at Artesa Winery.

Marine mammal manager Dianne Cameron laughs while hugging Siku, a Pacific walrus at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom in Vallejo. 
(Christopher Chung/ The Press Democrat)

Napa Valley’s voice for animals

After 25 years working with marine mammals, Dianne Cameron is helping with wildlife rescue.


‘Sister Karen’ spreads the Good Word about wine

Napa Valley author Karen MacNeil uses humor in online ‘Bible Study’ classes, posted twice a week starting Sunday.

Tomato plant sale in Napa April 19

Second annual sale will feature 49 varieties of heirlooms and hybrids.

Top 10 books adults are reading in Napa

From murder and prison to Mars and presidential politics.


Spotted: Napa Valley

Robert Parker Jr. and his wife Patricia pose outside the Meadowood Resort Vintners Room, where Parker spoke to wine writers.

Influential wine expert says opinions based on flavor, not alcohol or price.

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Bite Club Eats

  • White Oak Grill opening
    Charlie Palmer’s Dry Creek Kitchen is expanding: White Oak Grill will open Friday, April 25, 2014 on the grounds of the Hotel Healdsburg. A more casual, outdoor counterpoint to the upscale ... Read more » […]
  • Moonlight Brewing Beer Maker Dinner
    Cult microbrew fave, Moonlight Brewing (Death & Taxes, Reality Czeck) will be on tap at a special brewer’s dinner at Forestville’s Backyard on April 24. Brewer Brian Hunt recently opened ... Read more » […]
  • Easter Brunch 2014
    As if a day off from kitchen duty isn’t enough for mom (or dad), bottomless mimosas, grilled lamb and chicken and waffles should pretty much seal the deal. Here are ... Read more » […]


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