Bay Area Living

  • At Markham Vineyards, the merlot comes with a side of Rolling Stone and rock ’n’ roll legends.
    Created: 4/24/2015 1:40:41 PM
  • Tosca may not reign supreme at the historic Napa Valley Opera House these days, but the space has morphed into a concert and dining venue dubbed City Winery.
    Created: 4/24/2015 1:39:39 PM
  • Napa's wine country serves as a muse for Grammy award-winning singer-songwriter David Pack.
    Created: 4/24/2015 7:27:00 AM
  • Imagine Dragons, No Doubt, Robert Plant, Snoop Dogg, Public Enemy among top acts set to appear at festival.
    Created: 4/24/2015 7:21:59 AM
  • Raised to enjoy the benefits earned by hard work, I find that this spring appears to have come too early, too easily.
    Created: 4/23/2015 4:35:56 PM
  • DEAR CAROLYN: Last summer, my sister-in-law cheated on my brother. It was a monthslong affair that continued even after my brother found out about it, and it was followed by some other out-of-character behavior that led my brother, and eventually her, to suspect mental health issues.
    Created: 4/22/2015 11:21:41 AM
  • Watching a neighbor's cat kill birds and use the yard as a personal litter box is driving one reader to distraction. What to do, what to do?
    Created: 4/21/2015 10:47:15 AM
  • The alligator lizard may look menacing, but it's pretty much harmless to humans unless deliberately provoked. Snails, however, have something to worry about.
    Created: 4/21/2015 10:46:32 AM
  • It's true that 2011 was a challenging year for Napa winemakers, but some of the cabernets from that year show finesse.
    Created: 4/20/2015 5:54:58 PM
  • Cats are wonderful but enigmatic creatures who ways and habits can be puzzling if not downright confounding. Take, for example, the cat who paws the ground before drinking for her disk.
    Created: 4/20/2015 4:08:11 PM
  • DEAR CAROLYN: Two weeks ago, my sister and brother-in-law said some horrible things about childless people -- apparently forgetting that my husband and I, who have no children, were in the same room.
    Created: 4/20/2015 1:29:18 PM
  • A brown hornworm can be destructive to grape vines, but the moth that develops from the caterpillar is an important pollinator to a rare, threatened orchid.
    Created: 4/19/2015 10:53:23 AM
  • A recent tasting of California chardonnays at In Pursuit of Balance's fifth assembly yields hope.
    Created: 4/17/2015 3:25:01 PM
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