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Community Asian Theatre of the Sierra turns 20

Community Asian Theatre of the Sierra turns 20

FEW GROUPS EXEMPLIFY THE INVENTIVE AND visionary spirit of the region’s arts and culture scene more than Community Asian Theatre of the Sierra, which celebrates its 20th anniversary this year. From modest beginnings, CATS has grown to become one of the foothills’ most respected theatre and arts and culture groups, thanks to dedication, talent and...

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Après Ski in the Foothills

Après Ski in the Foothills

THOUGH MOUNTAIN RESORTS ARE APPEALING, some people would rather stay out of the snow and take day-trips to the slopes. Après Ski Denver now has a following. Here’s a locals’ secret in the Sierra foothills— Nevada City, Grass Valley and Auburn are “snowless” escapes—but only a one-hour drive to Sugar Bowl Resort and Royal Gorge...

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Siteline Architecture: a fresh & local designer in Nevada County

Siteline Architecture: a fresh & local designer in Nevada County

OUR REGION HAS SOME SIGNATURE architects, designers and builders: Bruce Olson for “old-style” Lake Tahoe; Michael Kent Murphy for historical renovation such as Auburn Alehouse; and Ward-Young Architects for the HGTV Dream Home in Truckee. Nevada City is home to Siteline Architecture, which has been instrumental in designing new buildings and historical renovation in Nevada, Placer...

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Paralympic gold medalist from Nevada City on iconic Wheaties box

Paralympic gold medalist from Nevada City on iconic Wheaties box

Snowboard cross champion Evan Strong (@strong_evan) made history after an inspiring performance in Sochi this week, taking home gold and becoming the first elite para-athlete to appear on the iconic Wheaties box. With his determination, perseverance and superlative athletic performance, Evan joins fellow American Champions Mikaela Shiffrin and Sage Kotsenburg with a limited-edition Wheaties box...

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Video: Olympic gold medal winner Evan Strong advocates a raw food diet

Video: Olympic gold medal winner Evan Strong advocates a raw food diet

Editor’s note: Nevada City snowboarder Evan Strong won the inaugural Winter Paralympics men’s snowboard cross gold medal Friday in Sochi, Russia. He’s long been an advocate for a raw food diet and owns a raw food and vegetarian restaurant in Nevada City, a Gold Rush-era town located halfway between Lake Tahoe and Sacramento. Here’s...

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Nevada City snowboarder and chef wins Gold in Sochi Winter Paralympics

Nevada City snowboarder and chef wins Gold in Sochi Winter Paralympics

Nevada City snowboarder Evan Strong won the inaugural Winter Paralympics men’s snowboard cross gold medal Friday in Sochi, Russia. The 27-year-old Strong had a total time of 1 minute, 43.61 seconds. Each snowboarder took three runs on the Rosa Khutor Alpine Center course, with the two fastest times used for a total. Strong had a...

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Building bridges between our foothills and Napa wineries

Building bridges between our foothills and Napa wineries

Nell Esterhazy Scannon, an accomplished equestrian, author and food and wine connoisseur from Nevada City, is now living and working at Jarvis Estate winery and vineyards in Napa. Her family — including Phil and Belinda Rush Carville — is well-known and successful in the foothills. We fondly remember Nell telling us the history of the...

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Will proposed “lifestyle center” @ Dorsey Interchange cannibalize our historic downtowns?

Will proposed “lifestyle center” @ Dorsey Interchange cannibalize our historic downtowns?

Editor’s note: The new mall proposed at the Dorsey Drive Interchange has been likened to the Fountains at Roseville — the Sacramento region’s first “lifestyle center” that opened in 2008.  At the CDR meeting in Grass Valley this week, the … Continue reading

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Jazz legend Wynton Marsalis performs in Grass Valley on March 7

Jazz legend Wynton Marsalis performs in Grass Valley on March 7

The Center for the Arts presents WHAT: Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra WHEN: Friday, March 7, 8 p.m. WHERE: Veterans Memorial Auditorium 255 South Auburn Street, Grass Valley, CA TICKETS: $58 members, $68 non-member – General Admission The Center Box...

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Celebrating Valentine’s Day in downtown Grass Valley

Celebrating Valentine’s Day in downtown Grass Valley

“Good food and service, reasonable prices at Sergio’s, with the man himself…. and here’s my valentine Shirley!” – Terry Lamphier’s Facebook page Check out the “new” Sergio’s on Mill Street if you haven’t already. And thanks to the City of … Continue reading



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