July 8, 2009 |
What's a town gotta do to gain some cachet? The city of Napa has new homes, new hotels, new shops and new restaurants. The once-neglected river that runs through town has been reclaimed, historic buildings have been restored, and developers have poured hundreds of millions of dollars into downtown.
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December 2, 2008 |
A man convicted last month was sentenced Monday to three years in prison for his part in a dog fighting operation run out of a South Los Angeles home, authorities said. Arnett William Counts, 42, was arrested in 2007 after a probation search of the home found 17 adult pit bulls and four puppies, said Los Angeles County district attorney's spokeswoman Shiara Davila.
April 17, 2013 |
Mike Grgich's 1973 Chateau Montelena Chardonnay helped turn the wine world on its head by winning the famed Judgment of Paris , in which a panel of predominantly French wine judges did the unthinkable by scoring California wines over their own. It was an event so earthshaking they made a movie out of it in 2008 called “Bottle Shock.” But Grgich insists he wasn't at all surprised, for one simple reason: "We knew how good the wine...
November 22, 2001
I welcome the article on Copia: The American Center for Food, Wine & the Arts ("A Monument to the Good Life in Napa," Nov. 17). More than "a monument to the art of living well," Copia is yet another manifestation of what sets us apart from animals. Man, like animals, engages in organized activities (e.g., females of a pride of lions engaged in cooperative hunting) and lives in beneficial communities (bees in a beehive). Man, unlike animals, can and does create artifacts to be enjoyed by generations yet to come.
December 3, 2008 |
Copia, the nearly $80-million museum of wine and food started in the town of Napa by the late vintner Robert Mondavi, has closed and is filing for protection from bankruptcy. The nonprofit center has been struggling to find an audience for years, and various reports have had it losing as much as $4 million a year since it opened in 2001. In September, it laid off 24 of its 80 full-time employees and cut back to being open only three days a week.
June 30, 1987
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