Napa County

  • Blogs

    March 29, 2013

    California's Economic Recovery Has Been a Tale of Two States

    When President Obama was elected in November 2008, the national unemployment rate was at 6.5 percent, and quickly rising. The Great Recession was picking up speed. By the inauguration, the unemployment rate had reached 8.5 percent. It eventually peaked a year later, in January 2010, at 10.6 percent. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 8, 2012

    Kevin Michael Hagan Accused of Burglarizing Nancy Pelosi's Home

    Napa County cops have busted the man who they say is responsible for a slew of residential burglaries, including one at Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi's wine country house Monday night. According to news reports, police on Wednesday arrested 21-year-old Kevin Michael Hagan after he admitted to breaking ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 18, 2012

    Jose Ernesto Magana: Missing S.F. Man Was Drinking When he Fell into River

    Police have ended the search for 26-year-old Jose Ernesto Magana who fell into the water on Sunday while fishing with his brother-in-law in Napa County. Magana, a San Francisco resident, was reportedly drinking with Cesar Rivera Moreno, 31, of San Rafael, at about 2:45 a.m. when he fell into the wat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 31, 2012

    Bay Area Men to Serve Time for Money Laundering and Bank Fraud

    Denizens of San Francisco -- especially those who frequent pot clubs -- might be a bit miffed with U.S. Attorney Melinda Haag. And despite how much you might love marijuana, perhaps you can still give credit where it's due.Haag handed down sort-of stiff sentences to Michael Ohayon, 44, and David Pap ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 17, 2011

    Michael Chiarello Eyes S.F., Burger Urge's Odd Tagline, and Visiting Four Corners

    The past 24 hours in gossip, innuendo, and cold hard facts about the San Francisco food scene. Odd names and taglines: Tablehopper discovers, via Chowhound, that Indo-Bali Cooking Street has opened in the Financial District (343 Kearny at Pine). The Indonesian restaurant is from the former Bangkok ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2011

    English Muffins Good Enough to Have Overnighted

    Ben Narasin​Model Bakery's English muffins are all about anticipation and fulfillment. From the moment you take a light, thick disk out of its sleeve, the buttery touch on your fingers -- in stark contrast with the crisp, dry, dusted crust -- makes you want to take a bite. But you have to to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 21, 2011

    Majority of San Francisco's Illegal Immigrants Live in the Mission District

    Missionites: up to 15 percent of your neighbors are undocumented.​San Francisco's highest concentration of illegal immigrants lives in the city's Mission District -- a zip code of day laborers, black-market hot dog vendors, and fake document peddlers.The Public Policy Institute of California relea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2011

    Robert Wild, Jesuit Implicated in Pedophilia Scandal, Raises $43 Million for Marquette

    Donald McGuire with one of his alleged victims​Marquette University has managed to raise $43 million for its retiring president, Jesuit priest Robert Wild, despite his involvement in his order's controversial handling of one of the most notorious child predators in the history of the Catholic ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 27, 2010

    Would Gas Have to Cost $9 a Gallon to Meet Emission Goals?

    Fill 'er up -- for $135!​Those of us not named Rush Limbaugh know that in order to prevent the world from devolving into a giant Mad Max set, we've got to drive less. So as California's politicians and environmental regulators set ambitious emission reduction targets to combat global warming, the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 27, 2009

    Drink of the Week: Bandit Chardonnay

    Three Thieves​Straight outta St. Helena in Napa County, Three Thieves' Bandit beverages are a slick alternative to two-buck Chuck or one's favorite box of wine. Priced around $9 for one liter (or $4.79 for a juice box-sized half liter), they're kind of a steal.It's not exactly outdoor picnic weath ... More >>

  • Dining

    March 18, 2009

    Out of the Wild

    Iso Rabins' foraged food is the toast of San Francisco's gourmet set. Health inspectors and environmentalists aren't so thrilled.

  • News

    October 27, 2004


    How four tiny Indian tribes, with help from powerful gambling interests, are trying to transform the Bay Area into a slot machine Mecca

  • Summer Guide

    June 23, 2004
  • News

    October 30, 2002

    Field of Liens

    Before you succumb to nostalgia about a simpler, humbler baseball time, heed the lesson of Vacaville

  • News

    February 21, 2001

    Who Is Clint Reilly, Really?

    He's running for mayor again, and this time he wants to define himself, before his enemies do it for him

  • Calendar

    June 10, 1998
  • News

    January 24, 1996

    Heartbreak Hotel

    Traveling room to room in the Columbia, a Tenderloin SRO, shows that fixing a building up is one thing. Repairing broken lives is another.

  • News

    July 5, 1995
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