News sure travels fast in the “good old boys” political network

We slept in, well until 8 a.m., after enjoying a night at Chef’s Table in Grass Valley with friends, and a nightcap at the Golden Era lounge. This morning, we went over to my in-law’s house for breakfast to celebrate a child’s fourth birthday. It was a beautiful day. When I got around to checking … Continue reading “News sure travels fast in the “good old boys” political network”

Honoring “everyday” heroes: military personnel, police officers and firefighters

From the current issue of Sierra FoodWineArt magazine: THE CLIENTELE OF A RESTAURANT OR watering hole typically mirrors its community, including its “everyday heroes.” More and more we notice that proprietors in the food and drink business—restaurateurs, winemakers, bar owners—are reaching out to “everyday heroes,” including military personnel, police officers or firefighters, in unique ways. … Continue reading “Honoring “everyday” heroes: military personnel, police officers and firefighters”

Scoop: Gyro-Stabilized Systems and NCERC to help anchor digital media center in Nevada City

Gyro-Stabilized Systems and the Nevada County Economic Resource Council plan to help anchor a building at 104 New Mohawk Drive that could become a digital media campus and expand the city’s “tech corridor,” Sierra Foothills Report has learned. The 26,600 square-foot building on 1.5 acres is in the heart of Nevada City’s Tech Corridor — … Continue reading “Scoop: Gyro-Stabilized Systems and NCERC to help anchor digital media center in Nevada City”

Scoop: San Francisco entrepreneur confirms purchase of historic Stonehouse in Nevada City

Jonathan Rowe, founder and CEO of event venue The Village and video production company Madrone Studios in San Francisco, confirmed he closed escrow on the historic Stonehouse building in Nevada City, Sierra Foothills Report has learned. “We did!” Jonathan responded in an email when I asked him on Tuesday if the deal had closed. Under the ebullient entrepreneur, … Continue reading “Scoop: San Francisco entrepreneur confirms purchase of historic Stonehouse in Nevada City”

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

From the current issue of Sierra FoodWineArt magazine: Here’s a sampling of what’s new in our region’s dining scene: STONEHOUSE 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 … Continue reading “Stonehouse could be revitalized in New Year, cocktails at Lefty’s”

How some Nevada City old-timers roll out the welcome mat for new businesses

Despite a sluggish local economy, Nevada City is undergoing a boomlet: Its new businesses in recent years include ol’ Republic Brewery, which is expanding again; Three Forks Bakery & Brewing Co., Wheyward Girl Creamery, LeeAnn Brook Fine Art, Los Mineros, Mi Pueblo Taqueria, Goldtown Hideaway and the Golden Era. Nevada City Winery also is under … Continue reading “How some Nevada City old-timers roll out the welcome mat for new businesses”

The entrance to “Duffy’s Alley” that The Union and RL Crabb didn’t show us

Both the article and photo on the front-page of this weekend’s edition of The Union and the cartoon by RL Crabb titled “You don’t know what you got until it’s gone” focused on the new gate on Broad Street for “Duffy’s Alley.” Crabb has plastered his Facebook page with the cartoon and his own biased comments … Continue reading “The entrance to “Duffy’s Alley” that The Union and RL Crabb didn’t show us”

Adventure Towns: The new tech hubs

From the winter issue of Sierra FoodWineArt magazine: “Mountain burgs and cities with the perfect work-life balance aren’t just good for skiing, biking and hiking,” writes Outside magazine. “For years, these areas have reinvented themselves as outdoor-friendly tech alternatives to Silicon Valley.” Outdoor-friendly tech towns with the lure of a work-life balance, along with a … Continue reading “Adventure Towns: The new tech hubs”

Scoop: Will Stonehouse in Nevada City be revitalized in the New Year?

Will the iconic Stonehouse in Nevada City be revitalized in the New Year, as an event venue equipped with state-of-the-art multimedia, culinary artistry, catering and visiting chefs? Only time will tell, but a San Francisco entrepreneur named Jonathan Rowe with an intriguing multi-level event space in the city’s burgeoning Mid-Market neighborhood — and who also … Continue reading “Scoop: Will Stonehouse in Nevada City be revitalized in the New Year?”

What does Grass Valley want to be? A tale of two murals

When I look around at our small towns in the foothills, I notice that most of them know their identity and are working to”brand” their towns for locals and visitors alike. •Truckee is pitching itself as a progressive place that wants to attract Bay Area visitors, among others, and promote the outdoors to its locals. … Continue reading “What does Grass Valley want to be? A tale of two murals”