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Smart & Final, Chick-fil-A coming to new North Auburn mall

Smart & Final, Chick-fil-A coming to new North Auburn mall

A new shopping center coming to North Auburn will feature Smart & Final and Chick-fil-A, which are new to the foothills from the Roseville area. The Willowcreek Shopping Center is seeking other new tenants. It is at Hwy 49 & … Continue reading

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Set Sail at the Pirate’s Dinner Adventure in Buena Park

Jul 4, 2015
Set Sail at the Pirate’s Dinner Adventure in Buena Park

Last week, I visited Anaheim, California (more specifically Garden Grove) to attend a conference hosted by the National Alopecia Areata Foundation. Since the conference took place during the day, I planned a few places before my trip to check out during the evening. Though I am not a really active Yelper, I looked on...

Jeff Pellines Sierra Foothills Report
Tea Party and State of Jefferson handouts part of our July 4 parade culture

Tea Party and State of Jefferson handouts part of our July 4 parade culture

I don’t see this in Truckee, but the July 4 parade on our county’s western end is never complete without Tea Party Patriot and State of Jefferson political activists passing out their propaganda to the families that line the streets. … Continue reading

Jeff Pellines Sierra Foothills Report
Celebrating America’s “melting pot” on July 4

Celebrating America’s “melting pot” on July 4

We have enjoyed taking our son on some patriotic outings this past year. Some were more upbeat than others, but all of them offered a point of discussion about America. We went to the 9/11 Memorial Museum in New York. … Continue reading

Jeff Pellines Sierra Foothills Report
More turnover at The Union

More turnover at The Union

Features editor Brett Bentley wrote that she is departing The Union to become the Associate Director at InConcert Sierra. We are holding tickets to the Joshua Bell concert in October. Good luck Brett!

Sac Foodies
No plans for the Fourth of July? Here are a few ideas!

Jul 2, 2015
No plans for the Fourth of July? Here are a few ideas!

By: Peter Bittner Here at SacFoodies, we’re as excited as anyone to begin the holiday weekend. Before it’s upon us, take a look at the exciting events coming up! So many to choose from… City and County of Sacramento Independence Day Celebration July 4 at 5 p.m., Cal Expo, Sacramento Free admission, $10 parking,...

Jeff Pellines Sierra Foothills Report
The gospel of denial

The gospel of denial


Jeff Pellines Sierra Foothills Report
Our magazine’s website ranks No. 2 in a “visit Grass Valley” search

Our magazine’s website ranks No. 2 in a “visit Grass Valley” search

In exploring the new City of Grass Valley website, I typed “Visit Grass Valley” into Google. Lo and behold, our magazine’s website ranked No. 2 — ahead of all the others except for downtowngrassvalley.com. We link to a cool interactive … Continue reading

Jeff Pellines Sierra Foothills Report
The new old in GV

The new old in GV

The City of Grass Valley has quietly rolled out a new website that includes a link to “plan your stay.” In several instances it links to the NCGold website. (For years, NC Gold has given the Chambers a cut of … Continue reading

Jeff Pellines Sierra Foothills Report
Truckee wins $8 million grant to kick start railyard project

Truckee wins $8 million grant to kick start railyard project

I received this colorful and newsworthy press release from the Town of Truckee: The Truckee Railyard Project is ready to whistle, “full steam ahead”. Following twenty years of planning, fine-tuning, and economic stalls, a community vision is finally coming to … Continue reading

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