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2 Gold Medals and a Silver at 2018 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition

Northern Rhone-style (Nord) or Southern-Rhone style (Sud), it doesn’t matter. They are both Gold medal winners! 2015 Locus Nord and 2015 Locus Sud were both crowned Gold medal winners at the 2018 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition in their categories, Syrah Dominant Blends and Grenache Dominant Bends, respectively. 157 more words


Leslie Van Houten, 68, Denied Parole

Governor Jerry Brown denied parole to “Leslie Van Houten, one of the youngest followers of murderous cult leader Charles Madison and who participated in two murders in 1969.” ( 26 more words


Lawmakers…or stick-up artists?

Whatever’s in the weed California just legalized has to be some pretty good stuff. As in, if it was  booze, it would be 200-proof.

That’s about the only explanation that makes sense when two California assemblymen introduced legislation to confiscate half the tax savings businesses might receive under the TCJA as… 464 more words


New Tax Law May Boost Jobs - But Overseas

New Tax Law May Boost Jobs – But Overseas

Tax Law may Boost Jobs – but overseas by Natalie Kitroeff

By Natalie Kitroeff

Updated 3:32 pm, Wednesday, January 10, 2018… 856 more words
Economics And Politics

Looking Back: George Saunders

Self blogged this on 25 December 2013 (Christmas Day, self only just realized after writing the date). Title of post: 2013 Top Ten Books of the… 80 more words


Elon alumni return home to educate and inspire those following in their footsteps

By Matt Stranzl


“Journalism is professional Facebook stalking,” Alex Rose, reporter for Fox8 News and Elon Class of 2014 graduate, said.

Rose was one of four Elon alumni now working in the journalism field who came back and spoke Friday morning. 813 more words

Burned Where They Stood: The First Nine Hours of the California Wildfires

A team of San Francisco Chronicle reporters reconstruct the first nine hours of the wildfires that levelled swathes of Northern California over the past two weeks. 133 more words