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Thursday, April 25, 2024

Wineries of the Sierra Foothills: Montoliva Vineyard & Winery

You might not find Chicago Park on your GPS, so try Grass Valley instead. But Montoliva Vineyard & Winery is there in Chicago Park, which...

Wineries of the Sierra Foothills: Baiocchi Wines

Greg Baiocchi’s first passion in life was music. As musicians do, he opened himself up to many styles and rhythms as he matured. His...

Rescuers reach “City of San Francisco” entombed on Donner Summit

Read Part I and Part II Even after 70 years, when it comes to blockbuster winters remembered for sheer impact, 1951-52 is still the one...

Wineries of the Sierra Foothills: Frog’s Tooth Vineyards & Winery

An auspicious observation would strike Larry Aderman every time he vacationed in California wine country, visiting its tasting rooms: “The people on the other...

The Brutal Winter of 1951-52, Part II

Even after 70 years, when it comes to blockbuster winters remembered for sheer impact, 1951-1952 is still the one to beat. For weeks potent...

Wineries of the Sierra Foothills: Shake Ridge Vineyard & Yorba Wines

“You can’t get bored in this business,” is the way Ann Kraemer explains the appeal of her role as the vineyard manager and public...

Charlie Stanton: Unsung Hero of the Donner Party

Charles Tyler Stanton was an unlikely hero in the saga of the Donner Party. Stanton had brown eyes, a full beard and was blessed...

Reclamation Act transforms water rights for Lake Tahoe, Truckee River

In January 1900, Nevada Congressman Francis Newlands sponsored a measure for the federal government to provide water for irrigation in arid regions throughout the...

Fulton-Newlands Project sought to control Tahoe, Truckee’s water

Throughout the 1870s, diversion dams and canals sourcing the Truckee and Carson rivers were built in western Nevada to provide domestic water for Reno...

Earthquakes a threat in Tahoe Sierra

Extreme drought, record-breaking heat waves and an elevated risk for destructive wildfires are making headlines this summer, but many residents of the Tahoe Sierra...