BriarPatch begins construction of solar parking lot

This summer, a parking lot solar power system will be installed at BriarPatch Co-op Community Market at 290 Sierra College Drive in Grass Valley.
The cooperatively-owned grocery store has plans for an innovative 680-panel, 469,000-kilowatt photovoltaic solar array to run along the center of an expanded parking lot. It will be the largest such solar array [...]

California State Fair announces commercial cheese winners

Winners have been announced for the 2016 California State Fair Commercial Cheese Competition. A panel of twelve qualified judges tasted and evaluated 169 California cheeses at Cal Expo on May 11, 2016.
The 34 California cheese companies who entered the competition range from small artisan producers, to international distributors with large-scale production, but for this [...]

Naggiar launching fully guided tram tours of its vineyard in June, a first in the foothills

Naggiar Vineyards in Grass Valley is launching fully guided, 13-person tram tours of its scenic vineyard starting in June in an ultramodern electric shuttle — a first in the Sierra foothills, our magazine has learned.
The informative vineyard tours — literally a “vine to wine” experience — further distinguishes the Sierra foothills as a premier “destination” for [...]

Music in the Mountains’ 35th annual SummerFest: June 22-July 3

NOW CELEBRATING ITS 35TH anniversary, Music in the Mountains has been a pioneer in shaping the region’s performing arts scene. In the ’70s, artists David Osborn and Charles Woods encouraged San Franciscans Terry Brown and Paul Perry of City Opera to settle in Nevada City, and the two co-founded Music in the Mountains.
SummerFest is the [...]

InConcert Sierra bringing Vienna Boys Choir back to Grass Valley

InConcert Sierra is bringing the world-famous Vienna Boys Choir back to Grass Valley on November 20, our magazine has learned.
We got a “sneak peek” at InConcert Sierra’s 2016-17 season, and it includes the Vienna-based choir of 100 choristers from 30 different nations between the ages of 10 and 14. Divided into four touring choirs, they [...]

Tesla ramps up production expectations while Reno-area Gigafactory is on track

Gigafactory construction and implementation near Reno continues at a pace consistent with Tesla’s plans for cell production by year end. This will result in battery cell production in 2016, in preparation for a ramped up build plan, Tesla said in its shareholders letter on Wednesday.
“Additionally, given the demand for Model 3, we have decided to [...]

McDonald’s testing “Gilroy Garlic Fries” in Bay Area

A new flavor of French fries – Gilroy Garlic Fries – are currently being tested in McDonald’s restaurants in the San Francisco Bay Area. Using a purée made with world-famous garlic from Gilroy, California — the Garlic Capital of the World – the fries are being served in four restaurants in the South Bay.
The new [...]

Amgen tour of California spotlights Sacramento

The 2016 Amgen Tour of California will celebrate its finale in Sacramento, California’s state capital, on Sunday, May 22.
Sacramento is centrally located in Northern California, nestled in a fertile valley between San Francisco and Lake Tahoe. Named “The City of Trees” and “America’s Farm to Fork Capital” Sacramento is a beautiful and unique city just [...]

SYRCL’s 2016 “State of the Yuba” address: our wild and scenic river

The South Yuba River Citizens League (SYRCL) delivered its 3rd annual State of the Yuba address  in April to celebrate Earth Day and the Yuba River. Hear from SYRCL’s team about our current projects, challenges, recent successes and opportunities to get involved.
Our magazine featured the Yuba River in our fall 2015 issue in a special report. [...]

Delta launches seasonal Atlanta-Reno nonstop geared toward skiers

Just in time for the 2016-17 ski and ride season, travelers from Atlanta will have nonstop access to  Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows on Delta Air Lines via Reno-Tahoe International Airport. Delta will fly nonstop between Reno-Tahoe and Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, offering passengers connection opportunities to 90 destinations across the entire Eastern U.S. and Canada, Caribbean, Central [...]

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