Arts & Entertainment

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 ...

Day Tripper: Spring bloom 2016 at Sacramento’s Old City Cemetery

April is the time when admirers of reverent stone angels and rare roses from across the globe tour the historic Sacramento City Cemetery. There are still a couple weeks to see the ...

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 ...

The Boxing Donkey Irish Pub channels Old Town Roseville's charisma

“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 ...

Roseville filmmaker at home on the streets

Most storytellers have heard the adage “write what you know,” but for self-taught filmmaker Adam Jones, that’s a prescription for an unusual tale. And he’d ...

Bass Man Begins: Roseville’s David Albertson keeps the speakers rumbling

Neurologists at McMaster University recently discovered that the human brain absorbs bass notes into the nervous system more directly than any sonic flare, drawing that pulsing res ...

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 ...