Grass Valley officials to consider 1849 Brew Pub proposal on Tuesday

The City of Grass Valley planning commission will meet on Tuesday, Feb. 21, to consider a brewery, wine tasting room and outdoor beer garden in the empty space where The Union used to print its community newspaper before outsourcing the printing to the Sacramento Bee. The 1849 Brew Pub at 464 Sutton Way— previously reported […]

Restaurants booming in the Sierra foothills

WARNINGS OF ECONOMIC UNCERTAINTY isn’t stopping restaurants from expanding. Sixty-four percent of restaurateurs told the National Restaurant Association they recently made a capital expenditure, and 62 percent said they plan to spend more in coming months. Sales of food services are double the pace of retail sales. And employment at restaurants and watering holes has […]

Mammoth Mountain Ski Area celebrates 60th anniversary in 2013-14

Mammoth Ski Area, on the eastern slope of the Sierra, celebrates its 60th anniversary for the 2013-14 ski season. It was founded by a hydrographer for the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, who noticed that Mammoth Mountain consistently held more snow than other mountains. Mammoth’s average snowfall is more than 400 inches (33 […]