It was shaping up to be a rough night at Amnesia, a perennially packed bar in San Francisco’s Mission District. Amnesia is a favorite among the city’s craft-beer cognoscenti; the bar’s best-seller is Bear Republic Brewing Co.’s Racer 5 -- a classic American India pale ale, all orange zest and rich pine resin.
A former Bank of America Corp. executive whose work on mortgage bonds is the subject of regulator and Justice Department lawsuits was hired by U.S.- backed Fannie Mae months after the claims began to surface.
Vintage Wine Estates, based in Santa Rosa, California, said it bought Clos Pegase Winery in the northern Napa Valley, adding to properties it owns in the state including Windsor Vineyards, Girard Winery and Ray’s Station.
On a crisp winter’s day in 2010, Bill Foley was exploring a troubled winery for sale in Sonoma County, California, when he was taken aback by the sight of an enclosed horse-riding ring the size of an airplane hangar.
Honda Motor Co. ’s gasoline-electric cars haven’t rivaled Toyota Motor Corp. ’s Prius in sales so it’s trying a different tactic with the CR-Z coupe by aiming to carve out a U.S. niche for a low-priced, sporty hybrid.
Patricia Wiggins, a former California state senator who represented Napa County from 2006 to 2010 and was an advocate for winegrowers in the region, died yesterday in Santa Rosa after a long illness, the Napa Valley Register said, citing her family.