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California book club settles race bias lawsuit against wine train

San Francisco - A group of mostly African American women kicked off a tourist train in the Napa Valley for being too loud have settled a race-discrimination lawsuit against the private railroad.

Op-Ed: USAF pilot Col. 'Mad dog' Madison looks back on illustrious days Special

Colorado Springs - Today is a very happy day for Colonel Mike Madison as he marries Carin Peacock. It is a new phase of his life. Looking back upon a military career that spans 25 years.

Review: Local clothier opens second store amid skepticism Special

Sonoma - Just around the corner from the plaza near some of Sonoma's finest eateries is Scott Lyall Clothes for Men. It opened in October of last year and has some of the most stylish and stunning men's attire seen anywhere.

Free quake-recovery workshops planned Thursday in Napa

Napa - Survivors of last month's 6.0 South Napa earthquake are invited Thursday to two free recovery workshops on First Street in downtown Napa.

Feds offer $100 million in aid for California quake damage

Napa - U.S. President Barack Obama agreed Thursday that California was eligible for federal disaster funds to help pay for damage from last month's earthquake

Napa woman's death blamed on last month's earthquake

Napa - A 65-year-old Napa resident who died last week of injuries suffered in the Aug. 24 South Napa earthquake has been classified as the first fatality from the 6.0 temblor.

California requests federal aid to help pay for earthquake damage

Sacramento - California has formally requested federal assistance to help the nation's largest state recover from damage caused by last month's 6.0 South Napa earthquake.

Sonoma requests millions for damage caused by Napa quake

Santa Rosa - A third county in Northern California's wine country has declared a state of emergency following last week's 6.0 earthquake that caused tens of millions of dollars in damage to the city of Napa.

Six more Napa buildings declared uninhabitable

Napa - Napa city officials have red-tagged six more downtown buildings, raising the number of buildings rendered unusable by Sunday's early-morning earthquake to more than 120.

Napa quake caused $300 million in private property damage

Napa - Sunday's early morning earthquake caused $300 million worth of damage to private property in the city of Napa, officials said Wednesday.

Quake-hit Napa starts putting things back together

Napa - A Northern California city that took the brunt of Sunday morning's major earthquake has begun the arduous task of rebuilding damaged buildings, businesses and infrastructure.

The headliners for BottleRock Napa Valley 2014 are finally here

Napa - The daily lineups have been announced for the second annual music festival BottleRock that will take place in Napa Valley on May,30- June,1 2014. This year’s lineup provides something for everyone.

NASCAR: Chase Elliott to run for Nationwide title with NAPA

Charlotte - The 2014 NASCAR Nationwide Series looks bright for the young but talented driver, Chase Elliott, who has landed a ride with Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s, JR Motorsports and a full-time sponsorship with NAPA.

NASCAR: NAPA ends twelve year sponsorship with MWR

The punishment continues for Michael Waltrip Racing. NAPA has announced it's decision to vacate the final two seasons as Martin Truex Jr.'s sponsor.
 

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SHAKEUP: The home housing the offices of Wine Spectator magazine on First Street in Napa was heavily...
SHAKEUP: The home housing the offices of Wine Spectator magazine on First Street in Napa was heavily damaged in the Oct. 24 South Napa earthquake.
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Customers dine in style aboard the Napa Valley Wine Train in 2011.
Customers dine in style aboard the Napa Valley Wine Train in 2011.
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California s Napa River-Napa Creek Project.
California's Napa River-Napa Creek Project.
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Napa s historic Pfeiffer Building  better known locally as the Sam Kee Laundry building  suffered ma...
Napa's historic Pfeiffer Building, better known locally as the Sam Kee Laundry building, suffered major damage in the 6.0 earthquake that struck Aug. 24.
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 I have had the opportunity to meet leaders and diplomats from all over the world   said Col. Michae...
"I have had the opportunity to meet leaders and diplomats from all over the world," said Col. Michael "Mad Dog" Madison. Seen here is him with former President Jimmy Carter.
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Admitted more than once to Air Force One   Mad Dog has gotten past the blue carpet area several time...
Admitted more than once to Air Force One, "Mad Dog has gotten past the blue carpet area several times and met with the President," said co-pilot and long time friend, Staff Sargent William Lentz.
Courtesy of Col. Michael "Mad Dog" Madison
Sidewalk in front of Napa s 140-year-old Sam Kee Laundry Building is covered with debris from the Au...
Sidewalk in front of Napa's 140-year-old Sam Kee Laundry Building is covered with debris from the Aug. 24 earthquake.
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Last Sunday morning s earthquake was powerful enough to damage hundreds of Northern California homes...
Last Sunday morning's earthquake was powerful enough to damage hundreds of Northern California homes and businesses.
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Many historic Northern California buildings were damaged in the West Napa quake  including the city ...
Many historic Northern California buildings were damaged in the West Napa quake, including the city of Napa's 1870 courthouse, shown here surrounded by emergency fencing after the 6.0 shaker.
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Seen here off to the far right is Col. Madison. Part of the assignments Col. Madison took charge of ...
Seen here off to the far right is Col. Madison. Part of the assignments Col. Madison took charge of was making sure dignitaries and diplomats got to and from the world-leader meetings quickly and safely.
Courtesy of Col. Michael "Mad Dog" Madison
A place to spend an afternoon or evening  Darioush Winery will delight.
A place to spend an afternoon or evening, Darioush Winery will delight.
Last month s South Napa earthquake damaged downtown s 1910 Alexandria Square building at Second and ...
Last month's South Napa earthquake damaged downtown's 1910 Alexandria Square building at Second and Brown streets.
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Napa s Sam Kee Laundry Building  also known as the Pfeiffer Building  is shown in 2012. The building...
Napa's Sam Kee Laundry Building, also known as the Pfeiffer Building, is shown in 2012. The building was seriously damaged in Sunday's 6.0 earthquake.
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This reporter was completely enthralled and delighted by Darioush Winery on Silverado Trail in North...
This reporter was completely enthralled and delighted by Darioush Winery on Silverado Trail in Northern California's Napa Valley wine-growing region. Well worth the visit! Plan to take some time to stroll and enjoy.
Seen here next to the Presidential plane  Col. Mike Mad Dog Madison has been part of the cockpit cre...
Seen here next to the Presidential plane, Col. Mike Mad Dog Madison has been part of the cockpit crew on Air Force One several times.
Courtesy of Col. Michael "Mad Dog" Madison
Ramni Levy provided the food and catering. Fresh crab cakes  empanadas  stuffed mushrooms and petite...
Ramni Levy provided the food and catering. Fresh crab cakes, empanadas, stuffed mushrooms and petite twice backed potatoes topped with just a tiny dab of sour cream and golden caviar. The food also included an array of fine California wines from the Sonoma, Napa region
Seen here from his glory days is Col. Michael Madison meeting then Secretary of State Hilary Clinton...
Seen here from his glory days is Col. Michael Madison meeting then Secretary of State Hilary Clinton.
Courtesy of Col. Michael "Mad Dog" Madison

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