Placer County offers “suite” new place to get married

By County of Placer
It’s truly a labor of love. They come wearing pajamas or decked out in all their finery and delivered by a limousine. Some arrive with a reservation and some just walk in.
A rotation of eight staff members of Placer County’s clerk-recorder-registrar’s office performs civil marriages for upwards of 450 couples each year. [...]

Skiers and snowboarders rejoice: Epic snow dump possible next winter

El Niño is forecast to weaken through the spring with conditions in the equatorial Pacific Ocean potentially transitioning to La Niña next fall, according to the latest monthly outlook issued this week by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
“The strong 2010-11 La Niña contributed to record winter snowfall, spring flooding and drought across the [...]

Sierra Stages presents “The Cripple in Inishmann” on March 3-19 in Nevada City

Sierra Stages presents “The Cripple of Inishmann” by Martin McDonagh on March 3-19 at the Nevada Theatre in Nevada City
What: Sierra Stages presents “The Cripple of Inishmann”
When: March 3–19, 2016 on Thursdays [...]

Brewers Association sends craft beer to Peyton Manning after he plugs Bud

On Sunday, the Denver Broncos took the Super Bowl 50 title, and Peyton Manning took home his second victory in football’s biggest game. Congratulations to “The Sheriff” on a game well played and a win well deserved.
And while the feat did indeed earn Mr. Manning the right to kick back with his teammates for a [...]

Chef’s Notes: Stonehouse could be revitalized in New Year, cocktails at Lefty’s

Here’s a sampling of what’s new in our region’s dining scene:
The historic Stonehouse building, across the street from Lefty’s Grill in Nevada City, could be revitalized in the New Year as a destination for culinary artistry, a tapas bar, visiting chefs, weddings, events and more, we’ve learned. Jonathan Rowe, founder and CEO of The Village, [...]

Art Works Gallery: winning regional honors for its local artwork

ARTWORK IS MORE WIDELY available than ever, revealing new and up-and-coming talent. Arts education also is on the rise. The California Arts Council, which celebrates its 40th anniversary in 2016 (see box), is investing millions of dollars in communities across California, including our region.
Nevada County is a growing arts hub: It has more artists [...]

Watch the trailer for Michael Pollan’s new Netflix show: “Cooked”

From best-selling author Michael Pollan (The Botany of Desire, The Omnivore’s Dilemma, In Defense of Food), Oscar-winning filmmaker Alex Gibney (Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine, Taxi to the Dark Side, Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room), and an all-star cast of directors and cinematographers comes the Netflix Original Documentary Series Cooked, which [...]

Alibi Ale Works in Lake Tahoe named one of the 10 best breweries in American ski towns

“Some things in life just go together — peas and carrots,” writes Business Insider. “Hipsters and moustache wax. Mountains and beer. Whether you’ve just summited a peak or raced down one with your proverbial hair on fire, there’s nothing quite like a cold one when you’re ready to kick back and relax.
“The only thing that [...]

Nevada City named one of the top 15 small cities in California

“When thinking of California, many people are familiar with cities such as San Francisco, Los Angeles, and San Diego. The Golden State is also home to many picturesque small towns and villages that will inspire every visitor,” according to “We’ve put together a list of some of the loveliest places to be found in [...]

K-9 accident doesn’t deter “Rüdiger Tuesday” at Golden Era

We heard the choppers near our house as we were waking up this morning. Later we learned what happened: At about 6:15 a.m., Nevada City Police Officer Michael (Scott) Goin, with K-9 officer Rüdiger on board, was conducting a routine traffic stop on the Sacramento Street off ramp in Nevada City, according to the police [...]

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