If you want to know what's really going on in the craft distilling industry, 74-year-old Bill Owens, president of the Hayward-based American Distilling Institute, is your (always chatty) man.
He also happens to be quite an accomplished photojournalist, a skill that he says doesn't always work in h ... More >>
The dozen or so people gathered at Atwater Crossing on this Wednesday night are watching the first episode of Friends.
You remember how it goes: After ditching her fiance, runaway bride
Rachel starts a new life in Manhattan with the help of her friends --
uptight Monica, ditzy Phoebe, smarmy Chan ... More >>
Tossing around hopes and dreams of opening a distillery, but no clue where to start? The Hayward-based American Distilling Institute (ADI) is the go-to trade organization for information on everything from copper stills to dealing with the industry's infamous red tape. The ADI online chat room is al ... More >>
James BeardThis morning the James Beard Foundation announced the semifinalists for its 2010 James Beard Foundation Awards. Judges will vote to determine the final 5 nominees in each category, which will be announced on March 22nd. The winners will be announced at the Foundation's award party, ... More >>
If Los Angeles was thinking Christmas in July as far as stimulus money is concerned, it's got another think coming. Today Bay Area communities from Vallejo to Hayward are celebrating the windfalls their police departments are receiving -- nearly $71 million that will, among other things, add or reta ... More >>