Napa County California

Smoke rises from the Butts Canyon Fire on Tuesday July 1, 2014, near Middletown, Calif., on the border between Lake and Napa counties. (AP Photo/Santa Rosa Press Democrat, Kent Porter)

Butts Fire in Napa County grows, no major vineyards at risk

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A raging wildfire in rural Northern California has spread over 5 square miles and forced the evacuation of 200 homes in Napa County but was not threatening any major vineyards on […]

07/02/2014

Kelseyville firefighters prepare to pull back from the fire on Butts Canyon Road, as the fire jumps the road, Tuesday July, 1, 2014, outside Middletown, Calif., at the border between Lake and Napa counties. (AP Photo/The Press Democrat, Kent Porter)

Damaging fire in Napa County grows to 5 square miles

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — More than 1,000 firefighters are hoping to get a better handle Wednesday on a raging wildfire in rural Northern California that has spread to 5 square miles and forced the evacuation […]

07/02/2014

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Warm weather means early Calif. wine grape harvest

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — There’s no such thing as “normal” weather in California wine country, and vineyard operators say that truism could mean good news for wine lovers this year. After cool temperatures slowed ripening […]

07/27/2013

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Calif. wine grape growers set 2012 record

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California vintners have something to celebrate. Both the tonnage of grapes harvested and the prices recorded for them set records in 2012.

02/08/2013

Break-in at Nancy Pelosi Calif. wine country home

ST. HELENA, Calif. (AP) — Napa County authorities have arrested a 21-year-old suspected of breaking into House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi’s home in wine country. Sheriff’s Capt. Tracey Stuart says deputies were dispatched to the […]

11/07/2012