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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...

Sierra FoodWineArt Magazine
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...

Placer County Online
Library vote delayed

At the urging of the Placer County Board of Supervisors, the planned April 7 vote about a proposal to close the Meadow Vista and Loomis branch libraries will be delayed, in light of significant public interest in keeping the libraries open. The time will be used to continue the dialog with local community leaders...

Sierra FoodWineArt Magazine
These are a few of our favorite things for the holidays

These are a few of our favorite things for the holidays

CAROLINES COFFEE ROASTERS GIFT BASKETS We drink Carolines Coffee each morning: It is fresh roasted, in-house. But we also adore their gift baskets—filled with coffee, chocolate-covered espresso beans, waffle mix, real maple syrup, local jams, shortbread, English breakfast teas and more. The gourmet items are wrapped in baskets or wooden gift crates, with a festive...

Placer County Online
3rd Annual Holiday Teddy Bear Tea – a benefit for local homeless families

Join KFBK News Radio Morning Host Amy Lewis and others as you raise funds to benefit Roseville Home Start.  The organization operates a facility that includes a learning center, child care room, on-site gym and 27 units housing homeless children and their families. What better way to kick off the holidays than a Holiday Teddy Bear Tea? Your...

Placer County Online
Election Brings Pay Raise for Supervisors, Re-Election for Most Local Incumbents

Nov 5, 2014

AUBURN — Placer County voters appear to have ousted incumbent City Council members in Loomis and Auburn and overwhelmingly approved a measure to boost County Supervisor pay from $30,000 a year to more than $70,000 a year, also adding pension and health benefits for the five members of the board in the so-called Measure...

Sierra FoodWineArt Magazine
Mountain Mandarin Festival is November 21-23

Mountain Mandarin Festival is November 21-23

THE MOUNTAIN MANDARIN Festival marks the start of Placer County Mountain Mandarin season. This three-day celebration from November 21-23 draws more than 20,000 visitors from as far away as the Bay Area and Reno. Festival attendees can sample fresh mandarins hand-picked by Mountain Mandarin Growers’ Association members, as well as a variety of mandarin-based products...

Sierra FoodWineArt Magazine
Fall colors and food & wine tours in the foothills and Sierra

Fall colors and food & wine tours in the foothills and Sierra

HISTORIC HIGHWAY 40 Weather permitting, take an old time Sunday drive at slow speed along Old Hwy. 40 from Rocklin to Donner Pass and Truckee— or a “leg” or two—instead of Interstate 80. The fall colors are spectacular. “You will see the parade of rich history that formed California: the path of the Native American petroglyphs...

Placer County Online
Rep. Tom McClintock announces August Town Hall Meetings

U.S. Rep. Tom McClintock (CA-04) will hold the following town hall meetings in Placer County in August: August 5 6:00 PM Loomis Town Hall Loomis Railroad Depot 5775 Horseshoe Bar Road, Loomis. August 13 6:00 PM Roseville Town Hall Timber Creek Ballroom, Sun City 7050 Del Webb Blvd., Roseville. August 25 6:00 PM Rocklin...

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Fear the Beard!

Fear the Beard!

Beard of Honeybees (A Swarm)
Sometimes -- even vegetable garden bloggers can hit mental subject roadblocks. It happens to the best of us. And, in my case, it happens to the worst of us. I knew I wanted to write about bees. But you just can't put pen...

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