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The Firehouse Restaurant sommelier Paul Marsh and wine buyer Richard Macias agree - high alcohol or not, drink what you like

Big Red

Industry experts weigh in on high-alcohol vino

Bold wines are big sellers these days, and to meet consumer demand, winemakers across California are pushing their wines to the max by replacing white varietal vineyards with reds and allowing fruit to stay on the vine a little longer.

Jun 30, 2010 Christine Calvin
Grass Valley resident Kendra Delaney lives in a multigenerational household, which includes her son, Sam, and father, Jim

Multigenerational Mingle

Housing that suits the whole family

Like many couples, Grass Valley residents Kendra Delaney and Rob Riley are searching for the perfect home. They’d like the house to be fewer than 10 years old, have at least three bedrooms, two bathrooms, a spacious kitchen and room for Delaney’s 6-year-old son, Sam. One other detail: The house must also be able to accommodate Delaney’s 62-year-old father, Jim Delaney.

May 2, 2010 Samantha Bronson
Ken Skoonberg, 97, likes the PACE program and says he doesn't miss a day.

Choices, Choices

Health care makes adjustments for the boom

Boomers are booming, and skilled-nursing and long-term care facilities are struggling to keep up. But the focus isn’t on beds and population numbers alone. Baby boomers are a picky bunch, and they’re not likely to rest easy with the status quo, say caretakers, many of whom are seniors themselves. That’s part of the reason rehab care has taken on a new face in the past few years, one that’s focused on a philosophy change about senior care.

Jul 1, 2009 Christine Calvin