4 new developments to discover in Napa Valley, California

Shafer Vineyards in the Stags Leap district of Napa Valley. Shafer Vineyards For two years, visitor areas at Shafer Vineyards have been closed, depriving guests of an idealized view of Napa Valley vineyards and the chance to sample the 50-year-old cellar’s award-winning wines, including a previous Wine Spectator Wine of the Year. Luckily it’s now … Read more

Hundreds evacuated after California levee ruptured by floods

A northern California farming community famous for its strawberry harvest was forced to evacuate early Saturday after the Pajaro River levee was breached by flooding of a new atmospheric river who shattered the state. Across Monterey County, more than 8,500 people were under evacuation orders and warnings Saturday, including about 1,700 residents — many of … Read more

California weather: Another atmospheric river hits with heavy rain and threat of major flooding

A new storm system hit northern California on Friday with heavy rain, threatening millions with dangerous flood conditions when snow from previous storms melts. Flood advisories or warnings have been issued by the National Weather Service for areas around San Francisco Bay, the Central Coast, and the Sacramento and San Joaquin Valleys. Southern California saw … Read more

California’s Atmospheric River: Residents urged to evacuate homes as dangerous rains heighten flood risk in already affected areas

CNN — California officials issued evacuation warnings in parts of several counties amid powerful storms that could bring heavy rains and cause widespread flooding in the central and northern parts of the state on Friday. The most dangerous amount of rain could affect nearly 70,000 people along California’s central coast, stretching from Salinas south to … Read more

California’s Atmospheric River: California officials step up preparedness efforts as powerful storm threatening heavy rain and flooding closes in on millions of people

CNN — Millions of people in central and northern California are bracing for an alarming storm starting Thursday, with heavy rain threatening to cause widespread flooding in areas already mired in the perilous aftermath of multi-day snowfall . More than 17 million people are under flood watch in California and slices of Nevada, with much … Read more

Analysis: Foxconn is racing to become an EV player and the clock is ticking

TAIPEI/DETROIT, March 6 (Reuters) – Foxconn wants to do for electric vehicles (EVs) what it did with the iPhone, but first it needs to find the next Apple – and fast. The Taiwanese subcontractor faces competition in the market for creating white-label electric vehicles that can be customized for customers, whether it is a major … Read more

Southern California continues to become a major gathering place for sharks

It’s become a familiar scene off Southern California: a lone gray dorsal fin slicing through the ocean waves as the predator below cruises along the Golden State coast. Southern California waves are now shared with more great white sharks than ever before, but it wasn’t always that way. “The first time I saw a white … Read more

In first, California court throws out murder conviction over rap video played at trial

A California appeals court overturned a murder conviction based on 2022 state legislation that limits the use of rap videos as evidence. Travon Venable Sr of San Bernadino was convicted of first degree murder for a 2019 drive-by shooting that killed one person and injured another. He was sentenced to a total of 129 years … Read more

California couple sues fertility clinic for allegedly implanting embryo with deadly cancer gene and trying to cover it up

Jason and Melissa Diaz had hoped to protect their children from the deadly cancer genes they both inherited. Melissa carries the BRCA-1 mutation, which increases her risk of developing breast and ovarian cancer. Jason has a CDH1 gene mutation, which makes him highly susceptible to developing hereditary diffuse gastric cancer. When they decided to try … Read more

Snow in the California mountains is piling up on rooftops, leaving residents trapped for days

Emergency teams in California rushed Wednesday to transport food and medicine to mountain communities blocked by successive winter storms which dumped so much snow that some residents can barely see out of their windows. In San Bernardino County, east of Los Angeles, plowing is underway around the clock, but it could take more than a … Read more