Summer Soirees: Where to hold weddings, anniversaries & celebrations

THE BEAUTY OF THE FOOTHILLS AND Sierra is perfect for weddings, anniversaries, parties and celebrations. There also are charming B&Bs, deluxe hotels, historic buildings— even sailboats and yachts. Rates are reasonable compared with the rest of Northern California. The Empire Mine State Park in Grass Valley was the oldest, largest and richest gold mine in […]

Bear River Pasta Co: Homemade right down to the noodle

“BENVENUTO,” READS A SIGN WHEN YOU walk into the Bear River Pasta Co. in Grass Valley. It’s fitting to welcome customers in Italian: The new store features fresh pasta, sauces, gourmet meals to “eat in” or to go, gelato and imported Italian delights. Opened in March, the Bear River Pasta Co. is helping to create […]