Japanese culinary adventure: Tsukiji market & sushi-making class

A COOKING CLASS IS AN IDEAL way to explore local culture. Last fall we visited Tokyo and signed up for a sushi-making class, using fresh ingredients from a tour of the Tsukiji fish market, the world’s largest seafood market. Tsukiji also sells fresh fruit and vegetables. We toured the “inner market,” where 900 licensed wholesale […]

Yuba Blue: Tales & Trails

“Rivers run through our history and folklore, and link us a people.” – Charles Kuralt from “On The Road” OUR REGION IS LINKED BY MAGNIFICENT RIVERS such as the American, Truckee and South Yuba. Each has its own identity and history. The South Yuba is inextricably linked to Nevada County, just as Lake Tahoe is […]

SYRCL’s “Yuba Salmon Now” campaign

SINCE IT BEGAN 32 YEARS AGO, THE SOUTH YUBA RIVER Citizens League has become the nation’s largest single-river grassroots watershed organization with 3,500 members and 1,000 active volunteers. The long-term focus of SYRCL’s advocacy work has to do with restoring wild salmon, now in jeopardy of extinction, to the upper Yuba. “We recognize that salmon […]

Wild & Scenic salmon in downtown Grass Valley

The 13th annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival, the largest environmental festival of its kind, is January 15-18 in Grass Valley and Nevada City. Downtown Grass Valley is known for its creative window displays, and this week we noticed salmon popping up on the windows, with artistic flair. Some of them are photographed here. We […]