Arts & Entertainment

Heroes on Ice proceeds benefit CHP families

Placer County is once again rallying to support California’s Highway Patrol, following the division’s heart-wrenching start to 2016. Following the death of Officer Nat ...

Travel: Thailand's land of smiles, spice and exotic beauty

I am in the mountains of Northern Thailand at a community gathering in a Lahu hill-tribe village celebration. Beneath a perfectly-shaped crescent moon and a spattering of stars, I ...

The crimson & gold bounty of Le Casque wines

Celebrating good earth and lush vines is the philosophy behind Le Casque, a Rhone-centric winery surrounded by gardens on the border of Granite Bay and Loomis. Winemakers Kevin Ste ...

Treasures of Peru come to Granite Bay

California’s top travel experts on Peru believe so strongly in the land’s enthralling ruggedness and warm, indigenous energy that they brought the Andes directly to the ...

True Margarita Maestros: Granite Bay, Roseville area a hot spot for Cinco de Mayo drinks

Tequila. It’s the ageless elixir of agave, warming spirits since the days when Aztecs fermented Pulque sap and Spanish conquistadors brewed Mezcal in dried pyramids of mud. W ...

The pork sensations of Central Mexico in Granite Bay

The sign on the door says “homemade food,” and the homeland invoked is Guanajuato, a terrene of brushy mountains, deep silver mines and raging arts festivals that chann ...

Travel: Finding pure paradise in Puerto Vallarta

Lying on the beach chair, sunhat shielding my eyes from the sparkling blue and white waves in the Bahía de Banderas, I suddenly heard the unmistakable beats of a horse cante ...

The Malhotras’ vino dream: A bridge from Granite Bay to Napa

Ernest Hemingway said “wine is one of the most civilized things in the world,” and a Granite Bay couple is bringing that sentiment home. Having traveled the world, Sam ...

Travel: Cuba’s doorway into another time

“Welcome to Cuba, the local time is 20 years ago.” It’s a common joke on the island and they aren’t kidding. Traveling to Cuba is like taking a step back in ...

Detour Before Dark: The Boxing Donkey's luck of the neighborhood Irish pub

“Famine ships” took the Irish to the East Coast before laying rail lines brought them out West, and in Roseville their immigrant dream settled into a vision of squealin ...

Detour Before Dark: Falling under ‘South’s’ deep spell of comfort

Detour Before Dark is a monthly feature that visits the most intriguing food, wine and entertainment destinations within a 45-minute drive of South Placer County.  Born in Ne ...

Southern reflections in Louisiana’s swamps and rivers

People still wonder about that old antebellum majesty of the “the land of cotton,” today filled with unbelievable food, grand art and architecture and some of the frien ...