Living

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 ...

Crawfish Factory sells new Cajun-California fusion in South Placer

Roseville resident Kitt Lee has trained employees at the Crawfish Factory to welcome visitors as if they’ve never been to a place quite like it before, because likely, in the ...

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 ...

Surviving autograph book highlights Rocklin’s past

It was the holiday season of 1902. Eleven-year-old Myrtle Ryan, a Rocklin Elementary student, wanted yet another signature in her autograph book; but this one was to have special m ...

Detour Before Dark: Drinking Scotch at the Imperial with the Mother Lode Scots

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.  The Scots ...

Travel: Escape the shades of winter in Cabo San Lucas

It’s freezing cold, and you know you’d rather have fun in the sun then start the new year in sleet and rain. Snorkeling, suntans and soft sand sounds good right about n ...

The Force is with Auburn “Star Wars” artist

In a galaxy far away, in a town called Auburn, Frank Ordaz works his artistry in oil paints far from the madding crowd that is the “Star Wars” franchise now back in mul ...

Detour Before Dark: Enjoying Gordian knots at Yianni’s Greek Diner

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.  The ...

Greece’s wealth, in beauty and history

At the foot of the world’s most famous citadel, which is capped by a Doric temple of Pentelic marble and peerless ingenuity, is an urban jungle of anonymous apartments, shops ...

Rocklin artist, webcast host honored in New Orleans

One of Rocklin’s busiest, best known painters was recently inducted into the Golden Artist Educator program, making her one of just 20 creative personalities from around the ...

The hints of Haunted Placer: lines between history and the paranormal blur

When looking into urban legends and local lore, many stories turn out to be pure fabrication or the residue of overactive imaginations from the past. Yet sometimes researchers stum ...