2018 Festival Napa Valley Lineup Announced

Festival Napa Valley

The 13th Season of Festival Napa Valley expands its programing and will be dedicated to honoring the first responders involved in the Northern California Wildfires that ravaged the area last year. The annual festival from July 18-29th at venues throughout Napa Valley will include a number of free concerts and will include $5.00 tickets to […]

Hotels and Resorts Revise “Do Not Disturb” Policies and Procedures

Do Not Disturb Sign

After recent tragic events, hotels are working hard to protect their guests and staff against future incidents. USA Today has reported Hilton has begun advising team members to contact security or a manager if the “Do Not Disturb” sign has been displayed on a guestroom door for more than 24 consecutive hours. However, individual properties […]

TSA Enacts New Security Screening Procedures

The Transportation Security Administration has enacted new stronger security-screening procedures at airport security checkpoints. Passengers are now required to remove all electronics larger than a cell phone from carry-on bags and placed in a bin for X-ray screening. The policy was tested at 10 airports during this past summer. It will be rolling out the […]

Michelin Announces 2018 Northern California Award Winners

Michelin had postponed the release of its San Francisco area eating guide by nearly two weeks because of the wildfires that affected the region. The number of the restaurants in the San Francisco area with Michelin’s highest accolade of three stars grew by one new restaurant making it a total of seven in the 2018 […]

Fire Update: Mendocino County Redwood Complex Fire

The Redwood Complex Fire has ravaged areas of Mendocino County since it began on Sunday, October 8, 2017. The amount of devastation in Mendocino County is catastrophic. This fire, like fires actively burning in Sonoma and Napa counties affect wineries, vineyards, businesses and residences alike. As of the publishing of this story, the fire has […]

Michelin Guide Reschedules San Francisco Star Announcement

Anton Ego, the fictional Food Critic in Disney’s Ratatouille says “I’ll make you a deal. You provide the food, I’ll provide the perspective…” The tragedies from the Northern California wildfires have put things into perspective. The famed Michelin Guide announced it would postpone its annual release of star-worthy Bay Area restaurants. The announcement historically includes […]