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Geography of California

Home sales see Concord profits soar

Conglomerate Pacific Concord Holding and its subsidiary Concord Land Development Co yesterday posted strong gains in their first-half earnings, boosted by the property market.

Monday, 22 September, 1997, 12:00am

Hardware hijackers

Theft from Silicon Valley's hi-tech industry is costing an estimated US$1 million a week, and business and political leaders are pleading for more help from the FBI.

3 Jun 1997 - 12:00am

Travel America

Where else in the world can you rent roller blades and cruise past a man juggling chainsaws, bikini-clad women and the World's Greatest Wino, all along the Pacific Ocean in 15 minutes, but California's Venice Beach. Venice's boardwalk features some of the best entertainment in the United States and an historic insight on Los Angeles' beach counter-culture.

1 Jun 1997 - 12:00am

Rushing for gold in San Francisco

To the east of San Francisco's chilling, damp fogs, the Livermore valley is protected by a range of rolling hills studded with occasional black oak. In the autumn and you can see why it is called Golden California; the long arid summer turns the grass dry and yellow, the hills glow burnished like polished bullion.

29 Mar 1997 - 12:00am

Humble label's new golden age

A quarter-century ago, mention of the name Gallo would bring a smirk of disdain from connoisseurs. The family that raised bumper harvests in the fertile Central Valley of California may have been the world's largest winery, but their huge jug and plastic-packaged flood of wine was not well regarded.

12 Oct 1996 - 12:00am


Wine: Stonestreet Cabernet Sauvignon Grape: Cabernet Sauvignon Region: Alexander Valley, Sonoma County, California Vintage: 1993 Jess Jackson of Kendall-Jackson fame is rapidly building up a huge wine empire in California: one of the methods is to buy existing wineries and to upgrade them.

15 Sep 1996 - 12:00am

Lifeline for troubled youth

In a busy society like Hong Kong's, where everyone is caught up in their own lives, how many of us ever stop to think about people who might need our help, much less offer any assistance? Fortunately, there are people in the world who are genuinely concerned about others and go out of their way to assist the needy.

9 May 1996 - 12:00am

Name changed

Hoi Sing Holdings was renamed CEF Concord Holdings after a special general meeting held yesterday.

23 Apr 1996 - 12:00am

A taste of maturity

A DECADE ago in a small bistro on the Russian River in Northern California, I tasted a bottle of chardonnay bearing the Shafer label. It was lean, mean and green. If you liked strong, thin wines, it was okay, but not to my taste.

13 Jan 1996 - 12:00am


Wine: Cuvaison Cabernet Sauvignon Grape: Cabernet Sauvignon (89 per cent) Cabernet Franc (11 per cent) Region: Napa Valley, United States Vintage: 1991 THE Napa Valley produces some of the world's finest Cabernet Sauvignons which, at their very best, can compare with classed growths form Bordeaux.

11 Jun 1995 - 12:00am


Wine: Stag's Leap Wine Cellars SLV Cabernet Sauvignon.

Grape: Cabernet Sauvignon.

Region: Stag's Leap, Napa Valley, California.

Vintage: 1990.

27 Nov 1994 - 12:00am

Residents discover new way to travel

LOS ANGELES: Alma Davidson and hundreds of others did something they had never done before - they took the train to work.

With freeways buckled and twisted by the devastating force of the killer earthquake, making the daily drive to work a nightmare, people in the Los Angeles area discovered the joys of commuting by rail.

21 Jan 1994 - 12:00am

Where the hip go to live the American dream

VENICE, California, is where the American Dream lived, died, and finally reincarnated itself. Initially a grandiose idea to duplicate its Italian namesake, it was soon swallowed up by rampant urbanisation, but has since blossomed as the United States' greatest open air circus of self expression.

25 Jul 1993 - 12:00am