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Located in an area north of Lake Tahoe, the UC Davis Tahoe Environmental Research Center focuses on research to help understand Lake Tahoe’s physical, chemical and biological processes and how they interact. Not only has it studied the ecosystem...

Clean Living Clean Giving

A new Reno shop has remedies  for your dry winter skin—and your holiday gift quandaries, too. In a diverse Reno business district on an avenue named Wells sits a thoroughly modern apothecary called Pantry Products. The brainchild of proprietor Michelle M....

Q&A with Ezra David Romero

SL’s Matthew Bieker catches up with the creator of the NPR podcast YosemiteLand. I read that you grew up on a peach farm south of Fresno. Did that have any bearing on your current career path? My first full-time job...

Q&A with Clint Jolly and Natasha Bourlin

I thought we could start with your professional backgrounds. Clint, can you start us off? C: I grew up in a butcher shop. My family’s had butcher shops in Reno since 1932, so 85 years as a family business. I...

For the Love of Books

If there was ever a time when Lynne Almeida, owner of Spellbinder Books in Bishop, Calif., realized how important an independent bookstore is to a community, it was on 9/11. It was less than a year after she bought...

A Step Out of Time

Learn why land stewardship is critical to our environment. An area north of Lake Tahoe near Truckee dubbed “The Secret Garden,” in the Lower Carpenter Valley, is part of an enormous region that has been untouched for more than 100...

A Cozy Autumn Chowder

Fall makes for interesting seasonal dishes, with late summer produce still around (like the corn in this recipe), but also with that snap in the air, which calls for soups, chilis and chowders. Served with some crusty bread, and...

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Sunset Chasers Downtown Truckee

In the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, there are still peaceful scenes and quiet moments. Sierra Living celebrates the ordinary transformed by the Golden Hour—and hope you do too. This issue: Erskine’s image is an aerial shot looking west, capturing the downtown Truckee sunset glow, as well as...
Prohibition No More

Prohibition No More

Downtown Grass Valley finally gets its own brewery–and it is only the beginning. These four fathers may not be leading downtown Grass Valley’s revitalization, but they’re definitely giving it a big boost, bringing Grass Valley Brewing Company to life. They created and offer a well-thought out selection of beer, even...
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Perfect Pairs December/January 2018-19

It’s that time of year when you are entertaining colleagues, neighbors and relatives—at the office, at home or in the family cabin near the ski resort. You can always open some bottles of wine, but what about serving elegant holiday party food with cocktails instead? “Bourbon and whiskey cocktails pair...