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City by the seas - Istanbul constantly teeters between ruin and rebirth

Our captain has gone mad. Scratchy-voiced and bellied liked a snowman, he beckons everyone seated in the open-air stern of the ferry to gather in close. Our craft is chugging over ...

Rocklin author Nanci Lee Woody's first novel’s a winner

When Nanci Lee Woody set out to write her first novel, she turned to her husband for help. After all, they had written a musical together. But it wasn’t his professional inpu ...

Crime spree inspires Rocklin author's novel

Duane Wilson remembers when they called it “shell shock.” He watched his uncle return from World War II emotionally scarred, but never treated for it. As a criminology ...

History made with Placer County Torah dedication

Sounds of joy emanated Sunday from the Chabad House in Granite Bay for the dedication of the first community Torah of Placer County. More than 100 people filled the Chabad House i ...

Travel: Discover 'the Heart of the Sea' in Mendocino Village

There is a certain allure to hiding from the world, and California has few better places for escaping the frenetic, mind melting pressures of urban-suburban Oceania than Mendocino ...

Detour Before Dark: Jazz Night at Aioli Bodega Espanola

Detour Before Dark is a monthly feature that visits the most intriguing food, wine and entertainment destinations within a 45-minute drive of Granite Bay and Roseville.  In t ...

Carmel-by-the-Sea continues to weave that magic spell

Who’s up for sharing s’mores on a moonlit, white sand beach? Ever meet a winemaker in a tasting room just steps from the one previously visited? Does a round of serious ...

Travel: Oxford allows a walk in the footsteps of literary giants

Big Ben, the London Eye, Buckingham Palace; if you’ve ever visited London, then likely you have seen some of these major attractions. But England has a more subtle attraction ...

Boneshaker chefs break through Rocklin's chains

Only a few wooden skeletons remain from Rocklin’s breakneck life as a quarry town, but walking into Boneshaker Brewery on Granite Drive, the weathered lumber and naked barn p ...

Rocklin artists standout on trek

Art lovers got their fill of creativity on April 25 and 26 during the 9th Anniversary of South Placer County’s Art Studio Trek. The event featured 17 different artists from R ...

Travel: Maui vacation provides journey into paradise

In the faint morning light, waves can be seen crashing in the distance as a gorgeous sunrise is beginning to surface, signifying the start of another magnificent day in Maui, where ...

Rocklin artist looks to paint the public imagination with show

Rocklin artist Gayle Rappaport-Weiland is a veteran of channeling her creative vision into flaming florals and mesmerizing abstracts; and for two years now she’s been using t ...