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“Kitchen Cabinets”: Friends & family who advise each other in a real kitchen

“Kitchen Cabinets”: Friends & family who advise each other in a real kitchen

“Kitchen cabinet” politics is a group of unofficial advisers to a political leader—often more influential than the official cabinet. President Reagan’s “kitchen cabinet” included trusted old friends, as did the group assembled by Andrew Jackson in 1829. Next year, our new President will form his or her own “kitchen cabinet.” The same is true when...

Sierra FoodWineArt Magazine
Sierra Vintners Wine Trails on May 14, July 16 and September 24

Sierra Vintners Wine Trails on May 14, July 16 and September 24

THE FOOTHILLS HAVE SOME ENJOYABLE wine trail experiences on “roads less traveled”: “Grape Days of Summer” in Placer County, “Big Crush” in Amador County, and “Passport” in El Dorado County, among others. Sierra Vintners, which includes wineries in Placer and Nevada Counties, is offering three regional wine trail experiences in 2016— in May, July and...

Sac Foodies
Darjeeling Gin is putting California Distilled Spirits on the map

Apr 21, 2016
Darjeeling Gin is putting California Distilled Spirits on the map

When our new intern, Brandon Smith, mentioned there was a new distillery in Auburn, my ears perked up – I just moved to Auburn and, while I am well aware of the many craft breweries and tap rooms popping up, I hadn’t yet heard about California Distilled Spirits. Much to my surprise, CDS has...

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A “super bloom” of wildflowers this spring

A “super bloom” of wildflowers this spring

This spring is going to be a “super bloom” of wildflowers, thanks to welcome El Niño rains after a prolonged drought. The biggest explosion of wildflowers in a decade is expected at Death Valley, one of the hottest and driest places on Earth. In April, orange-and-gold California poppies carpet the hillsides in the foothills around...

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Spring events: Amgen bike race in Tahoe, art & wine walks, Nevada City soapbox derby, tulips

Spring events: Amgen bike race in Tahoe, art & wine walks, Nevada City soapbox derby, tulips

Springtime Events Nevada City April 9-10, 16-17 Springtime at Ananda The annual event has become a Northern California tradition, drawing thousands of visitors to see the more than 16,000 tulips and flowering trees, set amid mountain vistas at Ananda Village near Nevada City. CrystalHermitage.org June 5 Nevada City Soapbox Derby Cars compete on creativity and team spirit, not just speed. Teams race...

Placer County Online
Planning for the future of the Placer County Government Center

Planning for the future of Placer County Government Center is set to begin in April after the county board of supervisors voted today to approve a $2.145 million contract with Roseville firm Williams + Paddon Architects + Planners to update the center’s master plan. The plan was updated most recently in 1993, covering county...

Placer County Online
Planning for the future of the Placer County Government Center

Planning for the future of Placer County Government Center is set to begin in April after the county board of supervisors voted today to approve a $2.145 million contract with Roseville firm Williams + Paddon Architects + Planners to update the center’s master plan. The plan was updated most recently in 1993, covering county...

Placer County Online
Planning for the future of the Placer County Government Center

Planning for the future of Placer County Government Center is set to begin in April after the county board of supervisors voted today to approve a $2.145 million contract with Roseville firm Williams + Paddon Architects + Planners to update the center’s master plan. The plan was updated most recently in 1993, covering county...

Placer County Online
Planning for the future of the Placer County Government Center

Planning for the future of Placer County Government Center is set to begin in April after the county board of supervisors voted today to approve a $2.145 million contract with Roseville firm Williams + Paddon Architects + Planners to update the center’s master plan. The plan was updated most recently in 1993, covering county...

Sierra FoodWineArt Magazine
Chef’s Notes: Stonehouse could be revitalized in New Year, cocktails at Lefty’s

Chef’s Notes: Stonehouse could be revitalized in New Year, cocktails at Lefty’s

Here’s a sampling of what’s new in our region’s dining scene: STONEHOUSE The historic Stonehouse building, across the street from Lefty’s Grill in Nevada City, could be revitalized in the New Year as a destination for culinary artistry, a tapas bar, visiting chefs, weddings, events and more, we’ve learned. Jonathan Rowe, founder and CEO of The...

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