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2011 Chateau Ste Michelle Cold Creek Chardonnay

This 2011 Columbia Valley chardonnay has fruit forward flavors and plenty of natural acid. The growing season started a week late in blooming, but caught up as the perfect ripening weather lasted through September. 101 more words

Wine

24. October. 2014. 1:15am

Greetings Dreamers. My fellow snoozers. My sleepy-eyed-compadres. It is I, Clinton, back from what appears to be death. I realize that I am only typing into oblivion, but still, I sit, and I type. 478 more words

Giant California gold nugget, 5 lbs and worth $350K

SAN FRANCISCO (KTVU/CNN) – A lump of gold about the size of your hand could be worth nearly half-a-million dollars.

The giant nugget that could make a prospector very rich. 262 more words

News

Even Blue States Get The Blahs

Forget about cats being the epitome of indifference (it’s not my line — I stole it from The Big Bang Theory).

In 2014, it’s the American voter who, given the choice between red and blue, seems to be trending blasé. 623 more words

California

Take Action: Tell Stanford University to Remove Searsville Dam

American Rivers and Beyond Searsville Dam are encouraging anglers to take a minute to sign a petition to encourage Stanford University to remove Searsville Dam – an obsolete dam that is blocking steelhead migration and wreaking havoc on the local ecosystem. 73 more words

Freshwater

California to Deny Sale of Illegal Insurance Policies

In an unprecedented gesture, the California Court of Appeals held that the CA Department of Insurance has a duty to review the language of disability insurance policies, and if they find that the language is contrary to CA law, refuse to allow the policy to be sold. 63 more words

Insurance