Many California wineries will make no wine this year because of wildfire smoke

Many winemakers went ahead and picked grapes that may have been tainted, hoping for the best, and will determine later whether the wine is suitable for release. (If it isn’t up to snuff, the wineries can sell it on a secondary market where it will be made either into industrial ethanol, brandy or vinegar.) Mitigation […]

Not A Fan Of Alcohol? Here Are 10 Non-Alcoholic Substitutes For Wine

10. Water You can also use water in place of wine but do keep in mind that water will not contribute any flavour, colour or acidity to your dish. Water can be used as the liquid base and nothing more and prevent the dish from being dry.

‘Hurricane-type’ winds part of a troubling new pattern in Bay Area weather, experts say

Clements said some studies show that the Santa Ana winds in Southern California are actually decreasing with climate change. Research out of UC San Diego’s Scripps Institution of Oceanography suggests that the Santa Anas will be 18% less frequent by the end of the century. But Clements said research is still ongoing in Northern California.

The Diablo winds are coming. California fires could get even worse when they do

The average wind speed that aided the spread of the current Wine Country fires was 5 to 11 miles per hour, according to National Weather Service data, with highest gust speeds up to 28 mph. In Diablo conditions, winds can move at 30 mph with gusts clocking over 70 mph. In 2019, the agency clocked […]

Seeking to blame something for your power going off? Look east to Winnemucca, Nev.

On Oct. 20, 1991, the pressure between Winnemucca and San Francisco was minus 13.1 millibars as fire tore through the Oakland and Berkeley hills, killing 25 people. It reached minus 17.8 millibars during the North Bay fires on Oct. 8, 2017, and minus 16.3 millibars during Thursday’s Kincade Fire in Sonoma County.

Coronavirus live updates: San Francisco is national big-city leader in keeping infection rates low

1:50 p.m. Pelosi says testing is a snag in stimulus talks: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of San Francisco blasted the Trump administration Monday for declining to sign on to Democrats’ plan for a COVID-19 testing strategy, despite Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin’s earlier public indication of accord. “Ten days after Secretary Mnuchin went on CNBC to […]

The presidential election comes down to these 9 states

Obama narrowly carried the state in 2008 and 2012. Four years ago, it appeared it would be another close contest, with an average of the polls on the eve of the election indicating Trump narrowly ahead of Clinton. But Trump ended up swamping Clinton by eight points, flipping the state from blue to red and winning […]

No Time for Self-Care? Try These 31 Snack-Size Habits

Engaging in something daily that brings you a moment or two of peace, relaxation, gratitude, connection, or joy can make a big difference in your health (both mental and physical), in your relationships (work and at home), and in your ability to be resilient, now and down the road.

2020 is the year of Indian-Americans, and they’re not with Trump

Until recently, neither the Democratic nor the Republican Party made any concerted effort to earn Indian-American votes. This was due to the relatively small size of the Indian-American electorate and the fact that it was concentrated in reliably Democratic states such as California, New York and New Jersey and routinely voted Democratic.

Adele Reminds the World Why We Need Her More Than Ever

Her best moment was the Bachelor spoof, as a shamelessly needy contestant, competing with the other single ladies to win the love of Beck Bennett. “Hi, I’m Adele Adkins. I’m 32. You may know me for being the singer Adele. I know I’m here because I’ve had a lot of heartbreak in my life — […]