Exclusive: Grass Valley Courtyard Suites to get Tesla supercharger

Grass Valley Courtyard Suites soon will become the first business in western Nevada County to get a Tesla supercharging 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 are [...]

Chipotle: First national restaurant that is GMO free

Chipotle Mexican Grill has achieved its goal of moving to only non-GMO ingredients to make all of the food in its U.S. restaurants – including all of the food at its Asian restaurant concept, ShopHouse Southeast Asian Kitchen. The company is now actively developing new recipes for its tortillas, which are the only food items on [...]

The Center for the Arts presents: A Very Special SOLO Evening with Joan Armatrading

The Center for the Arts presents Joan Armatrading in a rare solo concert at Veterans Memorial Auditorium in Grass Valley on Friday, May 8.
Over her 42 years of touring Joan Armatrading has never done a solo world tour.  For her last major tour she has decided this is the perfect time to perform her first [...]

Japanese antique lights at Kodo Arts Show on May 2-10

Kodo Arts Japanese Antiques is displaying a unique range of old Japanese lamps and lanterns dating from 150 years ago until the present at its upcoming Kodo Arts Warehouse Sale & Show on May 2-10.
Wonderful lacquered wood lanterns papered with hand-made washi or rice paper, Buddhist temple lamps, bronze lamps, iron hanging lanterns, many [...]

CATS’ “Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet” is a ‘must-see’ local production

We thoroughly enjoyed the debut of CATS’ production of “Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet” at the historic Nevada Theatre in Nevada City. On stage from April to May 9, it is a “must see” local production and one of CATS’ best efforts in its 21-year history.
“Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and [...]

Exclusive: Popular Las Katarinas restaurant to reopen in Alta Sierra

Las Katarinas Mexican restaurant, a fixture in Nevada City for the past 10 years, is reopening at the entrance to Alta Sierra in Grass Valley on Hwy. 49, where Schiedel’s Old European restaurant once stood, our magazine has learned.
Owner Dave Francis and his wife, Delia Gutierrez, who live in Grass Valley, expect the restaurant to [...]

Three Forks releases “Endangered Ale” to support SYRCL’s efforts to restore wild salmon

Did you ever think that drinking beer could help save an endangered species? Well, now it can! Three Forks Bakery & Brewing Co, in downtown Nevada City, has just released Endangered Ale, a limited edition red ale. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of the beer will benefit the South Yuba River Citizen [...]

Arts leaders, including a local contingent, convene in Sacramento this week

Californians for the Arts, a statewide nonprofit group founded in 2010 to increase public awareness of the importance of the arts will convene more than 250 artists, arts educators and arts organization leaders from around the state at “Confluence 2015” in Sacramento on Wednesday and Thursday of this week.
The group includes Julie Baker, executive director [...]

Deal struck for gondola connection between Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows

Squaw Valley Ski Holdings, LLC today announced it has reached an agreement with the owner of private land located between Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows to create a base-to-base gondola connection between the two iconic mountains. The gondola would make it easy for skiers and riders to explore both mountains with a single lift ticket [...]

Sierra Vintners’ three wine trails for as little as $18 each: May 16, July 18 and Sept. 26

THE FOOTHILLS HAVE SOME ENJOYABLE wine trail experiences on “roads less traveled”: “Grape Days of Summer” in Placer County; “Passport” in El Dorado County; and “Big Crush” in Amador County, among others.
Now Sierra Vintners, which includes wineries in Placer and Nevada Counties, has come up with an innovative plan: three regional wine trail experiences in 2015—in [...]

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