Arts & Entertainment

Boldness pays off in the biz story of Don Quixote’s Mexican Grill in Rocklin

For centuries the world has been fascinated by the tale of Don Quixote, a half-mad, sentimental adventurer who gallops off to follow his dream despite reality’s looming shado ...

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 ...

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 ...

Rocklin’s power couple of creativity

He hears the quiet sounds of life in motion. She uses words to capture what Steinbeck called “the greatness of heart and spirit.” Both have been on long trajectories th ...

Our View: Enjoying spring drives and Gypsy Jazz

We’ve all heard of romantic guitar playing, but do Americans know the term Roma guitar playing? Roma is a word for the semi-mysterious, often persecuted and globally disperse ...

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 ...

Boxing Donkey shows 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 ...

Travel: 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 ...

Our View: Southern bits and the speed of Mardi Gras

February offers two celebration options: One involves a vacuous, corporate-manufactured holiday aimed at wringing cash from depleted wallets while mercilessly preying on guilt and ...

Scotland's shadows of roguery and genius

The streetscape of Edinburgh’s Old Town was once called the murky fishbone, that long spine of “Royal Mile” descending from a castle-head as courts, wynds and all ...