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  1. Chinese wine tasting tour coming to UC DavisRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 24 | The Daily Democrat

    Chinese wine tasting and a tour of the world's most technologically advanced and environmentally friendly winery will be part of a UC Davis conference on the history and modern appreciation of Chinese alcoholic beverages, or “jiu.” “Understanding Jiu: The History and Culture of Alcoholic Beverages in China,” organized by the Confucius Institute at UCD, comes as China is increasingly important in the world for wine production and consumption. The event is open to the public; tickets are required.

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  2. 'Winds of Winter' unfinished as 'Game of Thrones' exhausts George R.R. Martin's materialRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 24 | The Daily Democrat

    George R.R. Martin has been feeling the heat to finish "The Winds of Winter," the long-awaited sixth novel in his best-selling series, "A Song of Ice and Fire," but he is not letting the pressure rush his writing. "There is more pressure every year," Martin said Monday in San Francisco at the U.S. premiere of the fifth season of "Game of Thrones," the HBO television series based on his books.

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  3. Peeps milk, San Francisco bars and Francis Ford Coppola's swimming poolsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 24 | The Daily Democrat

    As far as we know, no one was clamoring for Peeps-flavored milk, but that's exactly what Prairie Farms has turned out. We're not sure whether the farmers milked the neon-pink Peeps or their yellow siblings, but the results include Marshmallow Milk, Chocolate Marshmallow Milk and Easter Egg Nog.

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  4. Outside Lands lineup: Elton John, Mumford & Sons, Black Keys to headline 2015 festivalRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 24 | The Daily Democrat

    Classic-rock legend Elton John, Grammy-winning rock duo The Black Keys and chart-topping folk-pop act Mumford & Sons will headline the 2015 Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival. Rising soul-pop star Sam Smith, hip-hop hero Kendrick Lamar, acclaimed alt-rock act Wilco and R&B favorites D'Angelo and the Vanguard are among the other top acts appearing at the festival, set for Aug. 7-9 at Golden Gate Park in San Francisco.

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  5. 'Game of Thrones' to live stream premiere in San FranciscoRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Mar 23 | The Daily Democrat

    The U.S. premiere of the fifth season of "Game of Thrones" will be held at a palatial building in San Francisco, aptly suited for the television show about a mythical kingdom. But the City by the Bay is also a leading tech hub and HBO plans to give "Game of Thrones" fans access to the red carpet event Monday by streaming it live on the show's Facebook page.

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  6. A few historical observations about the Yolo County CourthouseRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Mar 22 | The Daily Democrat

    There's been a lot of social media discussion of late about the new Yolo County Courthouse, which generally falls into the following: The present Courthouse is beautiful and should be preserved; the present Courthouse is perfectly fine and should continue to be used; the $161 million being spent on the new Courthouse should be used for public schools. There's a lot of ignorance in these observations .

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  7. Shipping containers take on new life in 'The Yard' at AT&T Park.Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Mar 20 | The Daily Democrat

    Using shipping containers as a retail, restaurant or residential building material isn't an entirely new concept, but these metal boxes are being used in a high-profile way with Friday's opening of The Yard, a retail and beer garden space in San Francisco, across from AT&T Park. The shipping containers, installed in Lot A with views of the ballpark, house all of the businesses that comprise The Yard.

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  8. Marin County has oldest residents in the Bay Area, report findsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Mar 20 | The Daily Democrat

    Marin residents are the oldest in the Bay Area and will likely face housing and transportation issues for an aging population in the years ahead, according to a new report by the Association of Bay Area Governments. The report, "State of the Region" synthesizes economic, demographic and land use data to assess how the region is changing and how planners are addressing issues across the Bay Area.

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  9. California drops hammer on Blue Shield tax-exempt statusRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Mar 19 | The Daily Democrat

    In a startling blow to one of California's biggest health insurers, the state has revoked the tax-exempt status of Blue Shield of California, forcing the company to pay tens of millions of dollars in back taxes and unleashing a torrent of calls for it to return billions of dollars to customers. The nonprofit health provider has built up about $4.2 billion in reserves, a pile of cash that many critics have long viewed with suspicion and frustration.

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  10. Three East Bay authors to discuss women in contemporary literatureRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Mar 18 | The Daily Democrat

    In honor of Women's History Month, three local authors will participate in a discussion of contemporary heroines in literature on March 26 at Perch near Lake Merritt. Judy Juanita, Alex Langford and Julia Park Tracey will speak about their latest books and take questions, focusing on the women in their novels and how they reflect events in women's history, past and present, where women have been, where they're going and the struggles they've encountered.

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  11. Legal patchwork rules Internet of Things, usersRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 17, 2015 | The Daily Democrat

    Phil Dworsky uses the Lively app on his iPhone to check on his parents in San Francisco. Dworsky uses the app to keep a passive eye on his parents to make sure they are safe.

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  12. Author alert: C.W. Gortner talks about 'Mademoiselle Chanel' at several Bay Area readingsRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 17, 2015 | The Daily Democrat

    Many a biographical tome has been written about the brilliant fashion designer Coco Chanel, but now San Francisco author C.W. Gortner, who specializes in historical novels revolving around fascinating women, has made her the subject of his latest, "Mademoiselle Chanel: A Novel" . Gortner is in the midst of a book tour, and he will make an appearance at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Book Passage in Corte Madera, and at 7 p.m. Thursday at Bookshop West Portal in San Francisco.

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  13. Clusters of ocular syphilis on West Coast prompt L.A. County alertRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 13, 2015 | The Daily Democrat

    Clusters of syphilis that cause blindness have been reported on the West Coast, prompting the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health to warn physicians to be extra vigilant of patients reporting visual problems. At least two cases of ocular syphilis are under investigation in Los Angeles County.

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  14. Four new Santa Cruz breweriesRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 13, 2015 | The Daily Democrat

    Last fall, I took you on a tour down Highway 1 from San Francisco to Santa Cruz, with stops at 10 breweries. Since then, four more breweries have either opened their doors or are about to, effectively improving your odds of finding locally made beer by 40 percent.

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  15. Jane Alexiadis: Porcelain priest, likely from PortugalRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 12, 2015 | The Daily Democrat

    Q My "priest" figurine is 10 inches tall, with no chips or cracks. His head and torso both swing forward and backward.

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  16. Judge outlines plan to regain prison controlRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 11, 2015 | The Daily Democrat

    SACRAMENTO >> A federal judge on Tuesday outlined a plan for California to end nearly a decade of federal control over its prison health care system. U.S. District Court Judge Thelton Henderson of San Francisco acted after a court-appointed overseer reported that conditions have substantially improved since Henderson appointed a receiver to run the medical system in 2006.

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  17. Outside Lands VIP, 'Eager Beaver' tickets go on saleRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 11, 2015 | The Daily Democrat

    VIP and Eager Beaver tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. March 12, www.sfoutsidelands.com . Three-day Eager Beaver tickets are $285 and VIP ducats are $645.

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  18. Cidera s time to shineRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 10, 2015 | The Daily Democrat

    Johnny Appleseed has been called the Dionysus of the American frontier, welcomed in every cabin across the Colonies for bringing hardworking settlers the gift of crisp, quaffable cider. Hard cider, the effervescent alcoholic elixir, is experiencing an enormous comeback.

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  19. Santa Clara County targets 'toxic trio' used in nail salonsRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 10, 2015 | The Daily Democrat

    They're known as the "toxic trio," the worst of the bottled bad boys that can likely be found at any given nail salon, and Santa Clara County is hoping to run the gang out of town. Supervisor Cindy Chavez led the charge to join a handful of local governments that are encouraging salon owners to switch away from products containing chemicals known to cause an array of health disorders, and with unanimous support from her colleagues, a Healthy Nail Salon Recognition Program was enacted on Tuesday.

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  20. SXSW 2015: Top 10 Bay Area acts playing festivalRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 10, 2015 | The Daily Democrat

    I'm heading down to Texas next week for the annual South by Southwest extravaganza. And there's a better-than-decent chance I might recognize some faces on the flight to Austin.

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