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Nevada County’s first creamery store to open in late spring

Nevada County’s first creamery store to open in late spring

Wheyward Girl Creamery plans to open in late spring, making it the first creamery to open as a store in Nevada County in recent memory. Artisan cheese is a big trend. Examples include Shaft’s Cheese in Roseville, Cowgirl Creamery at Point Reyes Station and stalwarts such as Vella Cheese in Sonoma. In Nevada County, Tess’...

Sierra FoodWineArt Magazine
Food meets wine: Tess’ Chef’s Table and Solune Winegrowers

Food meets wine: Tess’ Chef’s Table and Solune Winegrowers

FOOD AND WINE ARE ageless companions, and two masters of marrying the two in a sophisticated yet approachable style are accomplished locals. Meet Tess’ Kitchen Store in-house chef Alan Tangren, who worked at the venerable Chez Panisse restaurant in Berkeley for 22 years, and Solune Winegrowers’ owner-winemaker Jacques Mercier, an experienced vintner who has judged...

Marc Valdez Weblog
Joe Ransom "White Whale" Interview

Jan 27, 2015

In early November, Joe Ransom posted a wonderful Breaking-Bad-inspired video for his song "White Whale". Now, he has posted an interview describing his inspirations, and also posted a link where the digital album can be downloaded.Joe Ransom is a Melbo...

Marc Valdez Weblog
"American Sniper"

Jan 27, 2015

I went with Joe the Plumber and saw 'American Sniper'. A very well done movie, but Chris Kyle is such an unreflective person - basically just a pure warrior on steroids - that the movie comes very close to being about absolutely nothing at all. Just ve...

Sac Foodies
When Life Gives You Oranges

Jan 27, 2015
When Life Gives You Oranges

With Sacramento winters comes Sacramento citrus. This time of year, it seems like almost every street in downtown and midtown is studded with orange trees bursting with fruit. I happen to be one of the lucky downtown residents with an orange tree in my backyard, and right now I have more fruit than I’d...

Marc Valdez Weblog
Joe The Plumber Weekend (Jan. 23-26)

Jan 27, 2015
Joe The Plumber Weekend (Jan. 23-26)

FridayI picked up 2 "free" IMAX tickets at the Wildlife Care Assn. fundraiser in December, so I invited Joe the Plumber to see American Sniper. As a Liberal's Liberal, I wasn't much interested in seeing the movie, but I thought it would appeal to Joe. ...

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‘The Interview’ is more of the same for Rogen and Franco

‘The Interview’ is more of the same for Rogen and Franco

Cast: James Franco, Seth Rogen, Randall Park, Lizzy CaplanDirectors: Seth Rogen and Evan GoldbergRated: R    Run Time: 1 Hour 52 MinutesNorth Korea declared the release of The Interview an act of war and the production company behind it ...

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Marc Valdez Weblog
A Compendium Of Recent Dreams

Jan 27, 2015

Not restful sleep:Dream 1:I fell asleep but had to reboot the process after half an hour because of an exasperating dream where I kept misplacing the lyrics of an audition song faster than I could sing them.Dream 2:I'm starting to dream about Sweeney T...

Marc Valdez Weblog
"I’m On The Board"

Jan 27, 2015

Saturday night, I got to exercise my vast powers at DMTC. Dressed in my suit after the short ballet show at the Mondavi, I brought cleaning supplies to DMTC and arrived right at "Anything Goes" intermission. Putting supplies in the janitor's closet, I ...

Marc Valdez Weblog
Tom McClintock Says Stupid Things About The Minimum Wage

Jan 27, 2015

What the GOP wants is no minimum wage at all, but if people insist on one they should at least be grateful for what they have now and not seek more. McClintock isn't as obnoxious as Marsha Blackburn of Tennessee, who advises the swarthy rabble to be grateful for the current minimum wage....

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