Fall Road Trips: Bierwagen’s, Machado and Otow Orchard

FALL IS THE IDEAL SEASON FOR A ROAD TRIP. The trees are ablaze in fall colors, fresh local apples are being pressed into apple cider, the fields are full of pumpkins, and the wineries are less crowded. Here are some places to go: MACHADO ORCHARDS Just off I-80 in Auburn, visit its fifth annual Apple […]

A walking Christmas tree in Nevada City that rivals Stanford’s

The Stanford Tree is the Stanford Band’s mascot and the unofficial mascot of Stanford University.┬áThe Tree’s costume, newly created each year, is a prominent target for pranksters from rival schools, in particular Cal Berkeley. Nestled in the Sierra foothills, Nevada City has its own tradition of a walking tree. In this case, the Walking Christmas […]