Placer Arts Studios Tour Nov. 9-11: Celebrating Local Art

IN THE 1990’S, LOCAL BATIK ARTIST Helen Phillips attended the Sonoma County Studios Tour. Inspired by talented artists and energetic attendees, she opened her own studio for a three-hour experience, and 75 people showed up to enjoy her art. Along with support from PlacerArts and the Lincoln Arts Council, she reached out to local artists […]

Nevada City’s ol’ Republic Brewery and Three Forks Bakery & Brewing Co. win major honors in State Fair craft beer competition

Ol’ Republic Brewery of Nevada City won a first place “best of show” award in the 2016 California State Fair commercial craft brew competition for its Dead Canary, a Dortmunder / Export Lager style beer. The brewery’s Dead Canary beer also won first place in the “light lager” category. In addition, Three Forks Bakery and […]

Water-wise landscaping in the Sierra Foothills

AN ABUNDANCE OF LAKES, RIVERS, streams and ponds have defined our region’s geography and culture for generations. This also is reflected in the landscaping and design around our homes and businesses: lush lawns, water features, water-loving trees and shrubs. But a prolonged drought is forcing us to rethink our commercial and residential landscapes, often the […]

Exclusive: Grass Valley Courtyard Suites to get Tesla charger

Grass Valley Courtyard Suites soon will become the first business in western Nevada County to get a Tesla charging station, increasingly a draw for affluent tourists, our magazine has learned. More electric vehicles are on the road, with Northern California ranked as the top EV region, as we reported in our fall issue. The stations […]

ARTspace in Auburn and Rocklin for teaching and learning

ARTspace for teaching and learning has expanded. There are now two locations, to provide opportunities for the artistic experience. ARTspace is designed to bring artists and student artists together in a teaching and learning environment. ARTspace provides a variety of ongoing workshops and classes for students of all levels. Auburn ARTspace continues to offer Classes […]

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 […]

Exclusive: Rainbow Lodge sold to Rocklin couple

The iconic Rainbow Lodge at Royal Gorge has been sold to a couple from Rocklin who intend to run it as before, our magazine has learned. The new owners plan to open the lodge in February and the restaurant and bar in the spring. The lodge had been closed and up for sale after a […]

Six artists at Finn Hall for Autumn Art Studios Tour

Talent and experience are why collectors continue to seek out jewelry artist Connie Omans and artist, teacher, and host of the Art Revealed Show Gayle Rappaport–Weiland during this tour. Don’t miss this opportunity to see for yourself what has kept these talented artists successful for 20 consecutive years. In addition, Craig Johnson will be at […]

Art Studio Trek on April 27-28 in Rocklin, Roseville and Granite Bay

Art Studio Trek Saturday, April 27, 2013 – 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, April 28, 2013 – 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Event Details: The seventh annual Art Studio Trek will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 27 and 28 at various studios in Rocklin, Roseville and Granite Bay. This year, the trek announces the […]