Poetry Project: California Fire & Water

Molly Fisk, the poet laureate of Nevada County, has been named an Academy of American Poets Laureate Fellow — one of 13 nationwide to be honored. She is receiving a $75,000 award in recognition of her literary merit and to support civic programs. Fisk plans to launch “California Fire & Water,” a statewide teaching, anthology, […]

Sierra Foothills Olive Oil: Fresh, local & booming

IN 1999, MONICA AND MICHAEL KELLER bought 10 acres in Loma Rica, Yuba County, and started Calolea Olive Oil. The first year they produced just 80 gallons of oil, but their timing was perfect as Californians were hungry for quality olive oil. Now Calolea (“Cal” for California and “Olea,” or olive tree), produces 4,000 gallons […]