Keeping alive the timeless rhythms of roller skating
Roller skating is trendy on a national and local scale for its nostalgic and therapeutic appeal. Capital Region rinks are capitalizing on the pastime’s increasing popularity.
Women leaders are an integral part of El Dorado County Sheriff’s volunteer Search and Rescue Unit
The El Dorado County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue Unit provides a wide range of emergency rescue services to those who are lost, stranded or injured.
Mare Island Art Studios a Top Bay Area Destination for Art Lovers
Creativity blooms at former naval shipyard
An eclectic studio situated on a Vallejo peninsula, Mare Island Art Studio provides public and private gallery space for 19 diverse artists.
Virgil’s Bait Shop in Suisun City Offers Fresh Bait, Cold Beer
Popular fisherman's hangout has been around nearly 80 years
Memorabilia, beer and longstanding friendships have made the shop a beloved stop for regulars.
Back to Their Roots
Amador County’s Upcountry Farms finds success through trial and error
A young Amador County couple is making their mark with a small-but-mighty vegetable farm in Ione. Starting with little experience, they’ve grown into one of the region’s most popular small farms.
Life in the Lanes
Woodland bowling alley still rolling after 22 years
You probably wouldn’t expect to find touches of Italy at a Woodland bowling alley, but there are plenty at the San Bruno Bowling Center.
House of Clocks in Lodi Still Ticking After 51 Years
There are more than a thousand ticking, chiming clocks cramming the floors and wall spaces at House of Clocks in Lodi.
Firing Up the Centuries-Old Art of Blacksmithing
A step into the forging area of McLellan Blacksmithing in Loomis is, in many ways, a step back in time.
Truckee’s Oldest Store Has Embodied the Mountain Life Since 1918
The clothing store Cabona’s opened in 1918 and is the oldest retail establishment in historic downtown Truckee.
How a 60-Year-Old Whitewater Rafting Company Stays Afloat
All-Outdoors California Whitewater Rafting thrives through a network of family and friends — and has resulted in 35 marriages between employees.