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Rocklin Car Wash Uses New Technology to Reduce Water Usage

One of the greenest car washes in the Greater Sacramento area is now dramatically reducing its water consumption. Five Star Auto Center, a hand car wash that already uses less water than most traditional car washes, recently installed new technology to further reduce its water use – down to about 6-12 gallons per car...

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Imaginative restaurant designs in Placer County and Nevada County CA

Imaginative restaurant designs in Placer County and Nevada County CA

“Dining out is rarely just about food. A simple meal seems that much more appetizing when paired with appealing furniture, finishes, and alluring lighting.” —Architectural Digest WE COULD NOT AGREE MORE, and our region’s restaurants — from fine dining to casual — have some imaginative and unique designs, thanks to our local professional and artistic talent....

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Tuscan-inspired Montoliva Winery more than doubling its vineyard

Tuscan-inspired Montoliva Winery more than doubling its vineyard

SOME OF THE ORIGINAL SETTLERS OF CHICAGO Park, a bucolic hamlet nestled between Colfax and Grass Valley, were first generation German- and Italian-Americans who came from Chicago in the mid-1800s to reconnect with their agrarian roots. The area became famous for its stone fruit, wine grapes and other fruit. In 1915, pears from a Chicago...

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Wine and food tasting abounds in Placer County and Nevada County CA this summer

Wine and food tasting abounds in Placer County and Nevada County CA this summer

For savory eats and award-winning wines, these festivals offer eclectic tastings, hands-on cooking demos with imaginative chefs, and breathtaking venues: SIERRA VINTNERS SUMMER REGIONAL WINE TRAIL JULY 18 AND SEPTEMBER 26 A premier wine tasting experience from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. on “roads less traveled” in Nevada and Placer Counties. The trail includes wineries that are relatively near...

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Where to get fresh, local food in Placer County and Nevada County CA

Where to get fresh, local food in Placer County and Nevada County CA

“MILLENNIALS ARE CHANGING food as we know it,” writes Forbes magazine, citing a report that young adults are willing to pay more for fresh, local food and will go to great lengths to find it. Their preferences have helped fuel a boom in organic food, which broke a record last year, totaling $39 billion...

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Generation Organic: Young farmers in the Sierra Foothills

Jul 8, 2015
Generation Organic: Young farmers in the Sierra Foothills

For decades, the average age of farmers has been rising—to 57 years old, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. But American agriculture is benefiting from youthful vigor, at least when it comes to small farms. Here are some examples in our region: BOORINAKIS HARPER RANCH A “little family farm that could,” the Boorinakis Harper Ranch...

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Truckee Open Art Studios Tour, Trails & Vista and Fall Colors Open Studios Tour

Jul 8, 2015
Truckee Open Art Studios Tour, Trails & Vista and Fall Colors Open Studios Tour

ART TOURS TRUCKEE OPEN ART STUDIOS TOUR Nevada County Arts presents the first annual Truckee Open Art Studios Tour July 17-19 and 24-26. 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. The tour allows visitors to experience art from its creative spark to finished product with about 30 Truckee-area artists, including nationally known painters, sculptors, multi-media artists and woodworkers. Many studios...

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Artisan cheese in the foothills: Dedrick’s, Wheyward Girl, Shaft’s

Jul 8, 2015
Artisan cheese in the foothills: Dedrick’s, Wheyward Girl, Shaft’s

NORTHERN CALIFORNIA HAS A storied cheese making history. Marin’s historic Rouge & Noire cheese company, now Marin French Cheese, has roots that go back 150 years. In the 1930s Gaetano Vella started Vella Cheese Company in Sonoma at the urging of local dairymen. And in the ‘90s, longtime friends Sue Conley and Peggy Smith...

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Santucci Memorial Golf Tournament set for Sept. 18 at Sierra View Country Club

The 12th annual Bill Santucci Memorial Golf Tournament will take place Friday, Sept. 18 at Sierra View Country Club in Roseville. The charity outing is named in honor of Bill Santucci, a dedicated community leader in Roseville and Placer County for several decades. An avid golfer, Santucci and California State Senator Ted Gaines were...

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Placer Valley Sports Complex Begins Search for Operations Director of Multi-Use Sports Fields

Jul 8, 2015

Placer County, CA – Placer Valley Sports Complex, Inc. has started a nationwide search to hire a Director of Sports Complex Operations, a newly created position at the Regional Sports Complex. “We are committed to finding someone with a great enthusiasm for not only sports management, but someone who embodies the spirit of athletics...

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