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 […]

Sierra and foothills roadtrips in an electric car

More electric vehicles are on the road, with Northern California ranked as the top EV region. By 2022, California’s electric vehicle sales are expected to be more than double the total for the next three most popular EV states. EVs aren’t just for intercity travel. Silicon Valley-based Tesla Motors, which is building an EV battery “gigafactory” in […]

CATS: Arts & Culture beyond Theater, on Oct. 14 with sake tasting

THOUGH KNOWN FOR ITS EXCEPTIONAL theatrical productions, CATS (or Community Asian Theatre of the Sierra) has offered cultural enrichment programs since the late 1990s. The programs consist of workshops, excursions, classes, concerts, readings, films, lectures and storytelling—in the foothills and throughout Northern California. CATS invites you to participate in their summer and fall programs. Expanding […]

Gekkeikan Sake near the Sierra

THE ASIAN CULINARY INFLUENCE on our region extends to Japan’s national drink. Sake, also known as rice wine, is brewed by Gekkeikan Sake Co., in Folsom, the world’s largest sake manufacturer. Gekkeikan’s Folsom brewery—celebrating its 20th anniversary this year—was opened to serve the North American market with sake. Its output has increased more than threefold […]