California WorldFest

13707522_10208251074906360_8409537136570873824_nWe spent Sunday afternoon at California WorldFest, now 20 years old. The weather was ideal, and our family walked around the Nevada County Fairgrounds enjoying all the festival had to offer — music, exhibits, crafts and workshops. We visited with Aubrey Young at her Jardin del Rio farm stand at the full campground; Grass Valley Council Members Lisa Swarthout and Jan Arbuckle and City Manager Bob Richardson at the “Base Camp” Grass Valley booth; Richard Baker at the entrance gate; and Pamela Roberts in the Marketplace. We enjoyed lunch (Spiro’s Gyros and India Gourmet)  and shared a picnic table with an out-of-town family who was enjoying Grass Valley. As we left, Boz Scaggs’ buses (plural) rolled into a parking lot. More were on the way, the organizer told me. We kept our pink wrist bracelets on, so we could return for the performance. Boz is a food, wine and art proprietor. We were in the house back in 1988 when legendary rhythm and blues artist opened Slim’s nightclub and restaurant in San Francisco.

Author: jeffpelline

Jeff Pelline is a veteran editor and award-winning journalist - in print and online. He is publisher of Sierra FoodWineArt magazine and its website Jeff covered business and technology for The San Francisco Chronicle for years, was a founding editor and Editor of CNET News, and was Editor of The Union, a 145-year-old newspaper in Grass Valley. Jeff has a bachelor's degree from UC Berkeley and a master's from Northwestern University. His hobbies include sailing and trout fishing.

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