Squaw Valley, Alpine Meadows is open for Thanksgiving

Following last week’s early-season snowfall, Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows is open for skiing, riding and activities seven days a week. The resort is operating 11 lifts from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., giving skiers and riders access to 39 trails and 16 groomed runs. With terrain for all abilities, including the High Camp beginner area, […]

“Shaping the future of Grass Valley-Nevada City Cultural District” set for January 25

Nevada County Arts Council, together with the Cities of Grass Valley and Nevada City and both Chambers of Commerce, will facilitate a convening on Thursday, January 25 at 5-7pm at the Rood Center. The topic is: “Shaping the future of Grass Valley-Nevada City Cultural District.” City Staff and Councilmembers, our Chambers of Commerce and Nevada […]

Alice Waters teaches home cooking in her first ever online class

When the kind of food Alice Waters wanted to eat wasn’t available in the United States, she brought seeds back from France and ultimately convinced farmers to adapt to her vision. The “mother of American cooking” has been a steadfast pioneer of the farm-to-table movement for more than 40 years, through her iconic restaurant, Chez […]

Julie Baker Projects growing; and The Center’s “Julie Baker Innovation Fund”

Julie Baker, the former executive director of The Center for the Arts in Grass Valley, continues to sign up clients for her new Julie Baker Projects consulting agency. Meanwhile, The Center has announced the “Julie Baker Innovation Fund” in honor of her ” leadership, entrepreneurial spirit, and risk taking” during her tenure as executive director from 2009-2017.  Baker’s […]

The M. W. Swan Levine Gallery at the North Star Museum of Art

The Board of Directors is pleased to announce the creation of a new project to honor the legacy of past Board member and key contributor, Peggy Levine. The Board has dedicated a key portion of the 2nd floor of the North Star House to be restored and used as the “The M. W. Swan Levine […]

Amgen Tour of California returns to Sacramento, South Lake Tahoe in 2018

AEG, owner and presenter of the Amgen Tour of California, welcomes 11 Host Cities across the state for the 13th edition of America’s premier cycling stage race May 13-19. Throughout seven stages over seven days, the world’s best cyclists will contest 600+ miles of roadways, highways and coastlines from Long Beach to Sacramento. The 2018 […]

Exclusive: Big plans for iconic Nevada County Bank building in downtown Grass Valley

The iconic Nevada County Bank building in downtown Grass Valley has sold, and the new owners have imaginative plans for the historic building, Sierra FoodWineArt magazine has learned. The new owners are longtime locals Craig Hamilton and Lore Reynolds-Hamilton. The husband-and-wife team have a knack for renovating historic residences and commercial buildings in our area […]

Placer County winery and farm brewery ordinance

By Placer County With its planned winery and farm brewery ordinance, Placer County is working to further address the future development of wineries and farm breweries in the county, while encouraging agricultural economic development and protecting the character and long-term viability of our agricultural lands. The county is proposing an amendment to the existing winery […]

Truckee named the No. 1 coolest ski town in North America for 2018

The Matador Network, a travel media website, has ranked Truckee the No. 1 coolest ski town in North America: “Truckee is rad because it sits in the middle of more ski areas than anywhere else in the West, and yet has none of the glitz of places like Aspen or Jackson. There are more than […]

Sierra Theaters to donate funds to fire victims

After devastating fires have affected so many in Northern California, including  Nevada County, Sierra Theaters is stepping forward this weekend to help with the recovery. Sierra Theaters, which includes Sierra Cinemas on East Main Street, Del Oro Theatre in downtown Grass Valley, and Sutton Cinemas on Sutton Way in the Brunswick Basin, will donate 5 […]

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