50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act

On September 3, 1964 President Lyndon B. Johnson signed into law the Wilderness Act. This historic bill established the National Wilderness Preservation System (NWPS) and set aside an initial 9.1 million acres of wildlands for the use and benefit of the American people. Over the past 50 years, and as a result of America’s support […]

Menu for Sacramento’s Farm-to-Fork Festival

From September 13-28, thousands of residents and visitors will flock to Sacramento’s Capitol Mall to celebrate the second annual Farm-to-Fork Festival. This event will feature local food, wine and beer from area restaurants and purveyors as well as interactive booths from our region’s farms, ranches, grocers and other farm-to-fork companies. The mission of the farm-to-fork […]

Mountain House Books in Nevada City named a “favorite local bookstore” by Chronicle Books in S.F.

Editor’s note: One of the best parts about working for the S.F. Chronicle in the ’80s and ’90s was its Chronicle books operation. We enjoy their publishing taste with titles such as Tartine Book No. 3 on the Tartine Bakery & Co. or Cowgirl Creamery Cooks, among others. At the annual holiday parties, at places […]

Nevada City Film Festival is September 4-7

The 14th Annual Nevada City Film Festival (NCFF) kicks off September 4-7, 2014 in historic Nevada City, CA. Every summer, NCFF makes art into a party, bringing emerging and top independent filmmakers showcasing award-winning short and feature length films from around the world to the Sierra Foothills. The four-day celebration of art, music, and independent […]

Valhalla offers family friendly performances on August 17-18

Make plans to head to the beautiful and historic Tallac site grounds at Lake Tahoe to enjoy two free musical performances that cap the end of the Valhalla festival season on August 17 and 18. On Sunday, Aug. 17 Valhalla presents the final in the free Concert on the Lawn series with a special free […]

Strawberry Music Festival comes to Nevada County Fairgrounds

NEVADA COUNTY HOSTS THE STRAWBERRY MUSIC FESTIVAL in Grass Valley is home to the Nevada County Fair and the Draft Horse Classic. Located under tall pine trees, the fairgrounds are often referred to as “California’s most beautiful fairgrounds.” But it also is gaining stature as a gathering place for music festivals and world-famous musicians. Two […]

A Visit to the Tahoe Concours d’Elegance

We visited the 42nd annual Lake Tahoe Concours d’Elegance at Obexer’s Boat Company in Homewood today. We’ve been going to the “woodie” boat show for more than 20 years, so it’s cool that our magazine now has a partnership with the organizers. We enjoy sailing on the Lake, but the “woodies” are famous. This year […]

Nevada County Fair is August 6-10

“Simply Fun!” is the theme for the 2014 Nevada County Fair, August 6-10. The fair includes animals, exhibits, carnival rides, stage entertainment, a rodeo, and the return of a Destruction Derby. Treat Street is famous for its fair food, including Job’s Daughters’ hand-dipped corn dogs. (They serve between 15,000 and 19,000 per fair). The fair […]

Foreign Car Show & BBQ in Penn Valley on August 16

Western Gateway Park in Penn Valley hosts a Foreign Car & Motorcycle Show and BBQ Battle on August 16. The United Way of Nevada County is collaborating with Sierra Sports Car Group to display exquisite foreign cars and motorcycles. BBQ teams from all over compete for prizes. Bam Dazy BBQ in Auburn was a previous […]

Treat Street at the Nevada County Fair

The Nevada County Fair is famous for its Treat Street, which consists of food made from our local non-profit community organizations. Huell Howser featured this infamous street on his show, California’s Golden Fairs, in 2010. Try a pasty, nachos, a corn dog, a baked potato, an ice cream cone, tacos, corn on the cob, a […]

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