Memories of our Hawaiian vacations

HONOLULU — To be sure, the best part about Hawaii is finding a near-deserted beach for swimming, sunbathing and picnicking. One of my favorite memories of Hawaii was the time we camped on the Big Island for a week, circumnavigating the island counterclockwise from Kailua-Kona to Waimea to Hilo to the south. We camped at […]

Ellu Gallery: “Life is drab without art”

ELLU GALLERY OFFERS AN EXCITING approach to viewing, buying and living with art. The 5,000 sq.-ft. modern and contemporary art gallery opened quietly in late 2015 in Grass Valley. The Gallery hosts events, impromptu small-scale musical performances and other gatherings. It epitomizes the booming art gallery scene in our area, which includes Art Works Gallery […]

Auburn’s Knee Deep Brewing now selling its beer in Hawaii

Knee Deep has has added the Aloha state to its distribution network. The first shipment of Knee Deep beer docked in Oahu on May 8th, and it will be distributed initially on Oahu only by Underground Wine Merchants. Distribution to the other islands is anticipated for later this year. “I’m very excited to announce that […]

Tahoe Olympic medalists Anderson and Mancuso swim with sharks – and cook

Skiing and snowboarding season is over, and Tahoe’s Olympic medalists Jamie Anderson and Julia Mancuso are in Hawaii. Jamie, who won gold in the slope-style event in Sochi, and Julia, also a medal winner at Sochi and the most-decorated American female downhill skier, went for a swim with the sharks in Hawaii to “wind down,” […]

Hawaii’s Alan Wong is one of President Obama’s favorite chefs — and ours too

We’ve been fans of Hawaiian regional cuisine for many years. We have cookbooks from Sam Choy, Roy Yamaguchi and Alan Wong, among others. We’ve owned Alan Wong’s New Wave Luau cookbook since it came out in 1999. (Ten Speed Press, one of our favorites, is the publisher). In Hawaii over the years, we’ve eaten at […]