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Dining News: Sac Beer & Chili Festival is on Saturday

Apr 17, 2014

Have a hankering for chili? Or looking for a unique activity to do while the family's in town for Easter? How about the 3rd Annual Beer & Chili Festival at Fremont Park (16th & Q) on Saturday from 1 to...

Sierra FoodWineArt Magazine
New video: Campo Chef-Owner Mark Estee shares his “whole hog” culinary philosophy

New video: Campo Chef-Owner Mark Estee shares his “whole hog” culinary philosophy

Mark Estee is driven by a love for authentic ingredients that create true connections between land, farmer, food and diner. Whether it is hand-choosing his restaurant’s produce or meat from a local organic farm or developing new dishes based on his “Whole Hog Philosophy,” Estee believes in building full-flavored food using every portion...

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Sierra FoodWineArt Magazine
Free Grass Valley wine tasting event on May 2 features new releases

Free Grass Valley wine tasting event on May 2 features new releases

It’s time for another Friday Wine Event in downtown Grass Valley on Friday, May 2, from 4-7p.m. All four of the winery’s downtown tasting rooms will be releasing a new wine for you to taste: •Sierra Starr will be releasing our first ever Syrah. This 2011 vintage is full of rich ripe fruit. •Smith will be...

The Sacramento Bee
Music: Singer Katie Knipp headlines a fun show for a serious cause

Music: Singer Katie Knipp headlines a fun show for a serious cause


Katie Knipp headlines a benefit for cystic fibrosis research.

Sacramento singer-songwriter Katie Knipp is throwing a benefit concert for cystic fibrosis research for deeply personal reasons. But she’s not dour about it.

“I want to be positive on stage – I don’t want to put a damper...

The Sacramento Bee
Rockabilly revivalist J.D. McPherson time warps to Winters

Rockabilly revivalist J.D. McPherson time warps to Winters


J.D. McPherson, who’s working on a new album, performs Monday night at The Palms in Winters.

“Suddenly,” J.D. McPherson tweeted on March 27, “there’s that famous Grant Wood painting you’ve seen your whole life.”

You know the one. “American Gothic.” The stern father, pitchfork in hand,...

Guava Rose
Strawberries and Cream Cups

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Apr 17, 2014
Strawberries and Cream Cups

DSC_0070I wanted some pretty strawberry parfait cups for my daughter’s tea party, and kept trying to think of what kinds of cake, cream, and sauces I wanted to layer in the glasses. As there were already going to be quite a few cakes, cookies, and treats for the tea, I...

KimberlyMichelle
choosing a 529 college savings plan … 4 years later

choosing a 529 college savings plan … 4 years later

Back when Miss L was six months old, we started her college savings fund. I posted and shared about the options available at that time as well as how we settled upon a 529 Plan. Now while I love sharing about things when they’re bright and shiny and new, I also realize how helpful...

Marc Valdez Weblog
La-La-La, Can’t Hear Your Good Advice!

Apr 17, 2014

Cliven Bundy would do well to listen to advice from other ranchers familiar with the process:

If anyone can feel the beleaguered rancher’s pain, it’s a man like Dahl. But while some members of the public are on Bundy’s side, he makes his argument with a religious zeal, and he appears to have temporarily...

Marc Valdez Weblog
Hot Chocolate – Every 1′s a Winner (1978)

Apr 17, 2014


Marc Valdez Weblog
Disco Marc Is Strangely-Unfamiliar With This Disco Tune

Apr 17, 2014




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