Category: Features Columnists

Getting the most out of parent-teacher conferences

If you’re a parent, you have more than a full time job. You juggle work and kids’ schedules. You try…

2 days ago

Tasting Fine Napa Valley Merlots

At a recent “Masters of Merlot” event at the COPIA Center in Napa, winemaker Chris Carpenter, referenced the film, “Sideways,”…

3 days ago

Breaking bad

Bone fractures around the knee fall into two groups: Those that lead to arthritis and those that heal just fine.…

3 days ago

Consequences of vehicular homicide

This week’s question comes from Jane in San Rafael, who asks: Q:“I am an avid bicyclist and supporter of the…

6 days ago

Schools Superintendent Vincent Matthews: Helping students to grow as readers

There is a lot to love about November — sweet potato pie, extra cheesy macaroni and cheese, and football almost…

1 week ago

Revisiting an epic story of wine and winning

The documentary film, “Somm” chronicled the arduous regime of four young sommeliers, struggling to prepare to take the Master Sommelier…

1 week ago

How to enjoy Halloween without all the sugar

Okay, time to admit something to everyone: I love Halloween. I really do. I love getting into the spirit of…

2 weeks ago

The Smith Brothers are still making wine on Spring Mountain

On the westside of the Napa Valley, high above St. Helena is where the vineyards of the remote Spring Mountain…

2 weeks ago