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Finding pleasure in pinot noir for its versatility and compatibility

Now that winter is upon us, an assessment of my small wine…

An Italian red tops Wine Spectator’s list of best wines of 2018

Wine Spectator is releasing its annual “Top 100” wines list. Some critics…

Time for scooter companies to be responsible

The following is part one of an open letter to Scoot, Skip,…

What I am grateful for on this Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a few days away, and soon we will gather with…

Goodbye Stem Cells?

The stem cell tsunami overwhelming all of medicine is evolving. Where once…

Impact of onsite health clinics on workers’ rights

This weeks question comes from Tara S. from Fremont, who writes: Q:…

Getting the most out of parent-teacher conferences

If you’re a parent, you have more than a full time job.…

Tasting Fine Napa Valley Merlots

At a recent “Masters of Merlot” event at the COPIA Center in…

Breaking bad

Bone fractures around the knee fall into two groups: Those that lead…

Consequences of vehicular homicide

This week’s question comes from Jane in San Rafael, who asks: Q:“I…

Touched by Buddha: Exploring the spas of Chiang Mai

The tradition of Thai massage is older than the Bible. Whether a…

Revisiting an epic story of wine and winning

The documentary film, “Somm” chronicled the arduous regime of four young sommeliers,…

The Smith Brothers are still making wine on Spring Mountain

On the westside of the Napa Valley, high above St. Helena is…

Get out to get in

Life has turned inward. The smartphone, the personal computer, streaming TV, even…

Daily abs

The abs have it. If you could focus on only one part…

From professional football player to formidable producer of Rhone-style wines

I discovered Terry Hoage’s wine years ago at a “Paso On The…

Jury duty and disabilities

Following an article I wrote recently on Jury selection, I was contacted…

SFUSD enrollment season is here

Where is your child going to school next year? It seems hard…

Three perfect days in Vancouver

Amid the Coast Mountain range and the Pacific, Vancouver is heralded as…

AI bots democratize medicine

Artificial Intelligence-enabled systems that interpret radiologic studies are advancing to the point…