Environmentalists and Winemakers Square Off in Napa Valley

Embittered by a fight spanning half a decade, Napa Valley has been divided into two camps — one which argues for the need for stronger regulations to curtail vineyards’ encroachment into the oak woodlands native to the area and the other which argues such regulations are overreach and an affront to the single biggest economic driver in the region.

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Firestorm Death Toll Rises, as Do Questions About Alerts

The series of wildfires burning across Northern California over the last week have so far killed 41 people, and dozens remain missing. While calming winds and an enormous influx of firefighters and other resources have helped contain the blazes, the lull providing a first look at whether officials did enough to warn residents about the rapidly spreading blaze, particularly in Sonoma County.

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