Nevada City & Grass Valley

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Visit Gold Country

Visit Gold Country

The California Gold Rush….. Eureka! Discovery of gold in 1848 carried California’s name around the globe. Men came from the East, from England, Germany, Chile, China, and all around the world. By the mid-1850s, an estimated 120,000 miners were at work in California. For the most part, prospectors found little romance in the Gold Rush;...

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Dining out in Nevada City

Dining out in Nevada City

NEVADA CITY RESTAURANTS have been pioneers of farm-to-fork cooking before it became fashionable. We consider Peter Selaya of New Moon Cafe the dean of real food cooking in the foothills. Peter’s passion for cooking came from his dad, a longtime chef at well-known Bay Area restaurants. Peter’s creativity and flair with cooking has been an...

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Sierra Foothills’ craft breweries draw locals and taproom tourists

Sierra Foothills’ craft breweries draw locals and taproom tourists

DESPITE THE “ZOMBIE economy” in 2011, three craft breweries launched within months of each other: Berryessa Brewing Co. in Winters, Loomis Basin Brewing Co. and ol’ Republic Brewery in Nevada City. Now they are experiencing major growth spurts, epitomizing the boom in craft beer. OL’ REPUBLIC BREWERY is nearly doubling its space for the second time...

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Farmers Markets flourishing in the Sierra Foothills and Truckee

Farmers Markets flourishing in the Sierra Foothills and Truckee

OUR AREA OFFERS AN ABUNDANCE OF fresh, local produce from dozens of small farms around Nevada City, Grass Valley, Auburn, Loomis and Newcastle. Truckee is served by some in Plumas County, such as Sierra Valley Farms, as well as ones in the foothills. The fresh, local fruits and vegetables, meats, poultry and eggs are sold...

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Crowdfunding for food startups grows in the Sierra Foothills and Truckee

Crowdfunding for food startups grows in the Sierra Foothills and Truckee

CROWDFUNDING, RAISING MONEY FROM a large number of people on the internet, is democratizing entrepreneurship. In recent years, the crowdfunding economy has more than tripled to more than $5 billion. Nowhere is the practice better suited than to our region, where entrepreneurs can launch their businesses with community donations. This includes becoming a “new bank”...

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Chef’s Notes: The Farm Table, Wheyward Girl Creamery

Chef’s Notes: The Farm Table, Wheyward Girl Creamery

THE FARM TABLE The Farm Table is Placerville’s new restaurant and market. It uses the best local and seasonal ingredients and offers gluten-free and vegetarian options. The restaurant offers house-made specialty meats, pickled seasonal vegetables, preserves and condiments, local and imported craft beer and wine, and gourmet gifts and souvenirs. The restaurant’s owners are Zach and Kara...

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Lake Tahoe and Scotts Flat Lake named among California’s top 10 paddle boarding spots

Lake Tahoe and Scotts Flat Lake named among California’s top 10 paddle boarding spots

Lake Tahoe and Scotts Flat Lake near Nevada City are among California’s top 10 paddle boarding spots, according to Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP) magazine. “California is a waterman or woman’s paradise with paddling opportunities abound,” the magazine writes. “Whether your calling is the vast expanse of the Pacific Ocean or one of the Golden State’s...

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Racers depart Nevada City on the Amgen Tour of California (video)

Cavendish wins Stage 2 from Nevada City to Lodi Our lifestyle magazine has a keen interest in the Amgen Tour of California, because it is like a virtual postcard for California, including our region. Now in its 10th year, the race has come to the Sierra Foothills, Auburn, Nevada City, Grass Valley, Truckee and Lake...

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Nevada City: Ride Fast, Live Slow

Nevada City, California: Amgen Tour of California Stage 2 (May 11, 2015). The following 30 second commercial is running on NBC during the Amgen Tour of California broadcast. Original song “I Won’t Give Up” by Ishaan Reyna. Downtown Nevada City video footage by Joel Sauter. Edited by Greg Whatley of Mountain Event Productions. California’s best...

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Japanese antique lights at Kodo Arts Show on May 2-10

Japanese antique lights at Kodo Arts Show on May 2-10

Kodo Arts Japanese Antiques is displaying a unique range of old Japanese lamps and lanterns dating from 150 years ago until the present at its upcoming Kodo Arts Warehouse Sale & Show on May 2-10. Wonderful lacquered wood lanterns papered with hand-made washi or rice paper, Buddhist temple lamps, bronze lamps, iron hanging lanterns,...

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