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M A G A Z I N E
APRIL 2017

Darjeeling
Gin
Award-winning
distilled in Auburn

Penryn's past
Japan town and
Native American culture

Plus: local Theater roundup,


upcoming events 29 Mother's day
gift Ideas
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INSIDE
highlights
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12 Arugula farmer
Peppery lettuce goes good in sandwiches

16 Moms Day gifts


We found 29 gift ideas.

20 Coffee passion
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Sierra Mountain Coffee owner loves what she does.

Cover 27 Volunteer profile


Meet the lieutenant of Auburns Salvation Army.

Gin
SEE WHATS DISTILLING IN AUBURN 31 Penryns past
Dig up roots of the towns history.
see page 6
Photo by Matthew Carlson
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COVER STORY

gin
Auburn spirit maker
recognized for gin
BY JULIE MILLER PHOTOS BY MATTHEW CARLSON

I f you like gin, you might just fall in love with Darjeeling gin.
California Distilled Spirits Darjeeling Gin is distilled in Auburn. It is the
only distillery in Placer County. Its closest neighbors are scattered about in El
Dorado Hills, Tahoe and Citrus Heights.
Ed Arnold is the brains behind CDS. Operating out of an industrial space by
the Auburn Municipal Airport, Arnold distills, bottles and sells out of the space.
And he is self taught. He learned how to make gin from the Internet and learned
from knowledgeable distillers.
I got some excellent advice from people as I was starting up, Arnold said.
It took five years to get where he is now. The first two years was acquiring
equipment and licensing. The second phase was three years of creating lovely
gin.

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How it is made
Gin is made from juniper berries and botanicals. CDSs gin is special
in that during the process, Darjeeling tea, along with other botanicals
are housed in a compartment of the distillery. When alcohol vapor
comes up into this chamber, it extracts the oils of the botanicals.
Thats why the flavor (of the gin) is so long, Arnold said.
Darjeeling tea comes from a region in India in the foothills of the
Himalayas at the 8,000-foot elevation level. Its considered one the
great teas.

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The gin has a flowery flavor, but its not perfumey. It is quite good all
on its own and this writer thinks there is no need to water it down with
ice or tonic.
It is floral, soft, delicate more nuanced, Arnold said.

Other spirits
Gin, however, isnt all that CDS produces. Arnold has made pear bran-
dy bourbon and is currently in the process of making whiskey which is
currently aging in barrels, waiting for peak flavor.
To make the whiskey, Arnold used grain mashed by Auburns Crocked
Lane Brewery. And then the magic happens.
Alcohol is created by those lovely yeast animals in there marvelous
creatures, he said.
The whiskey tastes young, but it has only been aging for a couple
years. Maturity should bring out deep flavors.

Back to gin
Every 10 days, 130 bottles of Darjeeling Gin is packaged at CDS.
Production is not a limiting factor sales is, Arnold said. Id like to
get that up.
The gin is available in many retail stores in the area, including: Total
Wine, Save Mart, Whole Foods, Corti Bros., Taylors Market and Grocery
Outlet. Check the companys website for all distributors.
Customers can save a few dollars and go directly to CDS, and perhaps
squeeze in a tasting as well.

Background
Arnold has spent years working mostly with orthotics and prosthetics
until 2003. Following that, he worked for HP doing medicative work until
about 2012.
And then, I left to do something much more fun, he said.
Arnold has been an Auburn resident for decades. His children were
born at Auburn Faith Hospital and went to Sky Ridge Elementary, E.V.
Cain and Placer High School.
Auburn is beautiful. It has a lot of things going for it. The weather is
nice. The location is good, he said. I appreciate both the great art and
Favorite martini? clean (environment) and the people that live here.
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here how I like it. After vigorously
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Some people want to put an olive in 1 part simple syrup
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By Gloria Young
Foothills Magazine

FARM

Atypical
greens STORY AND PHOTOS BY
GLORIA YOUNG

___ Arugula is not your typical salad green. There are several varieties.
A little peppery:
It is polarizing, said Patrick Bollinger, who grows and The one we grow is Rocket, he said. There are also
Patrick Bollinger sells it at Foothill Roots Farm in Meadow Vista. Some wild arugulas. Those are often referring to leaf shape.
stands beside people love it and others dont want anything to do They have a more serrated leaf. The one we grow is more
sprouting with it. It has a strong flavor and its a little peppery. The of a standard salad arugula.
vegetables in one flavor gets a little more fiery with the heat of summer. He suggests trying it as a pesto on fresh-from-the-
of the greenhouses
at Foothill Roots
Patrick and his wife, Diane Bollinger, have four and a oven pizza.
Farm in Meadow half acres under cultivation on their 150-acre spread. Arugula, garlic, grated Parmesan and nuts depend-
Vista. Spring They sell their crops through a CSA (Community Sup- ing on the nuts you like. Well use walnuts or whatever
planting will get ported Agriculture) program and operate a farm stand we have in the fridge, Bollinger said. Just put it all into
into full swing during spring, summer and fall. Their goods are also a food processor.
later this month.
available at Newcastle Produce and through the Tahoe The plant is easy to grow and flourishes practically
Food Hub. year-round.
The couple devotes an area about 60 feet by 4 feet to Its fairly cold-hardy, he said. Its slower to grow
arugula. this time of year because of the temperature and lack of
We plant on a bed system. That makes four rows, light. However, light is returning and that will speed up
Bollinger said. We direct seed it. It is ready to harvest in things.
about 20 days. The plants susceptibility to the flea beetle has been an
Freshly picked arugula has a long shelf life. issue for the Bollingers.
If you are buying it direct from a local farmer, most (Because of the flea beetle), we stop growing it for
likely it was harvested that day, he said. If it has been about a month in June and July, he said. Then we start
sun dried and kept cold, it should last about two weeks. again in August. That breaks the cycle of the pest.
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NUTRITIONAL PROFILE OF ARUGULA
According to the USDA National Nutrient Database, two cups of arugula (about 40 grams)
contains approximately 10 calories.
Arugula also contains 1 gram of protein, 0.3 grams of fat, and 1.5 grams of carbohydrate
(including 0.6 grams of fiber and 0.8 grams of sugar).
Consuming 2 cups of arugula will provide 20 percent of vitamin A, more than 50 percent of vitamin K,
and 8 percent of vitamin C, folate, and calcium needs for the day.
Arugula ranks among the top 20 foods in regards to ANDI score (Aggregate Nutrient Density Index).
The ANDI score measures vitamin, mineral, and phytonutrient content in relation to caloric content.
To earn a high rank, a food must provide a high amount of nutrients for a small amount of calories.
~ medicalnewstoday.com

To further avoid the problem, they replant it in an-


other area of the garden after each growing season.
This years heavy rains have impacted planting at the
farm, including overflow from a creek on the property.
The next crop of arugula will go in at the end of April.
This year we finished harvesting in January,
Bollinger said. Were starting seeds right now. Weve
got carrots germinating in the ground. The first things
in the ground as far as transplants will be kale, broccoli
and cabbage toward the end of March.
Patrick Bollinger grew up in Meadow Vista. Diane is
from El Dorado Hills. Farming was not always his cho-
sen field. Then in 2006, he hiked the Pacific Crest Trail
from Mexico to the Canadian border. Along the way he
became friends with several hikers who operated small
farms.
After visiting a couple of the friends, the couple de-
cided to test the waters for farming. They spent three
summers learning the business as interns at Mountain
Bounty CSA farm in the Nevada City area. They decided
they liked it and moved to Foothill Roots Farm in fall
2012.
The Bollingers lease the land from a family that
homesteaded the property in 1852. A log cabin dating
from the 1800s still stands.
As farmers, the couples focus is providing a diverse
selection of produce for their CSA customers.
A large majority of our produce is picked up here on
the farm by community members who live close to the
___
farm, Patrick Bollinger said.
At Newcastle Produce, arugula is a year-round staple Cold-hardy: Patrick Bollinger stands beside whats left of the winter seasons
in the produce section. arugula crop. It will be plowed over as he prepares to sow the spring crop.
Right now, were sourcing it from the Salinas Val-
ley, produce clerk Sher Jones said.
The shop carries the organic variety. FOOTHILL ROOTS FARM
We love it in salads and sandwiches because it has 17565 Placer Hills Road, Meadow Vista
that wonderful peppery flavor, Jones said. For me, foothillrootsfarm.com
it just makes it. I highly recommend sandwiches with
arugula. We have a garlic spread that is wonderful
with it and some smoked mozzarella. Especially with
tomatoes, too.
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RECIPE

RECIPES AND PHOTOS BY NOELLE KONRAD

IN THE KITCHEN
ARUGULA SALADS HIGHLIGHT PEPPERY FLAVOR
APPLE ARUGULA SALMON SALAD
Spring is finally here! No more Ingredients: serves 2 1. Arrange arugula in a bunch on a plate.
time buried under heavy blankets 2 (7 ounces) filet of salmon 2. Place skillet over medium heat and warm olive oil.
and eating foods that are just the 1 tablespoon minced garlic 3. Sautee garlic until fragrant.
same. While those meals are enjoy- 2 tablespoons olive oil 4. Sprinkle salt and pepper on raw salmon and pat the
able during the winter months, in the Pink Himalayan salt and pepper to spices in.
spring you just want something light taste (I use a good amount of salt) 5. Once the oil is heated add the salmon fillets skin side
and tangy. Nothing says crisp like Two large handful of arugula up. Cook for 12 minutes on each side. Keep a close eye
a fresh green apple. The tartness of 1 large organic green apple on them, some will cook faster or take longer depend-
the apple and the homemade lemon 1 organic ripe avocado ing on thickness. Remove from heat and set aside.
dressing is married with the bitter 6. Slice the apple and avocado and place over arugula.
arugula and savory salmon. A delight 7. In a separate dish mix lemon juice, olive oil and salt to
Dressing: (use only a little)
for the tastebuds and a perfect lunch make dressing.
1 tablespoon lemon juice
option that makes you feel as good as 8. Lay the salmon on the bed of green and lightly dress
1 teaspoon olive oil
it tastes. Lets make health the biggest with lemon dressing.
trend in spring 2017. A good pinch of pink Himalayan salt
9. Enjoy the bright green and delicious taste.
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BREAKFAST SALAD
Salad can very well be a breakfast meal. In fact, it is suggested to eat
breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a pauper. This
salad is a breakfast meant for a king. Eating first thing in the morn-
ing makes me feel amazing and healthy for the duration of the day. A
granola bar just doesnt seem to cut it. Greens are great for getting
your body to wake-up! Top with bacon, avocado and a fried egg for a
delicious savory jump start to the day. Avocado is a great ingredient
that will aid in keeping that full satisfied feeling until lunch time. Keep
the egg yoke soft to work as a dressing.

Serves 2
1 large handful of spinach
1 large handful of arugula
2 eggs Add 1 teaspoon of water to the pan and cover to allow eggs to
steam. (This helps the eggs not stick to pan as well.) Optional crack yoke
2 tablespoons olive oil plus 1 teaspoon
for a fully cooked yoke or leave intact for a runny yoke.
1 ripe avocado
Remove eggs from pan and set aside.
4 strips of bacon
Add 1 teaspoon of olive oil to the pan and sautee the onion until
yellow onion diced
fragrant.
*Optional: 1 sweet potato
Remove from heat and add to the salad mix.
Slice the ripe avocado and arrange on greens.
Arrange the spinach and arugula on a plate or in a serving bowl.
Cook bacon as desired. I prefer very crunchy bacon and cook mine on
Heat olive oil over medium heat on a skillet. Once hot, crack the eggs
a microwave-safe tray for 6 minutes.
into the pan to fry.
Place bacon and eggs with the greens and serve.
Enjoy breakfast of kings.

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Spring is here! Just like we get the hankering to spring clean the
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Salads are a fresh way to welcome the beginning of warmer weather.
Open up all the windows and set up a salad bar in your kitchen with
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fruit in my salad. One of my go-to salads is a honey mustard apricot
arugula salad with homemade candied pecans and more toppings. A
little crunchy, a little sweet, and a whole lot of tasty is such a simple
dish. Add chicken or shrimp to make it a full meal or enjoy alongside
that first barbecue of the season.
Salad Ingredients: Instructions:
2 cups mixed greens In a large bowl or plate arrange
1 cup arugula the lettuce and combine mixed
cup dried apricot greens and arugula. Slice dried
ripe avocado apricot and cut avocado into
red onion cubes. Slice red onion into strips.
Candied Pecan: Melt butter and honey in a pan
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GRASS VALLEY

A coffee and a book


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WRITTEN AND PHOTOS BY NOELLE KONRAD

Immerse yourself into the forest-like


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Walk inside Sierra Mountain Caf and
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ous occupation to manage her own
bakery and caf Frizzell answer was, I
may have lost my mind on that day.
Despite the risk it took, she followed
her instincts and launched her own
business with little snippets of her
personality that can be detected from
her choice of dcor.

The ambiance of this eclectic caf is


unique to say the least. An accumula-
tion of woodland creatures and circus
accents are imprinted on a mural that
will soon grow to cover over half of
the venue. The remainder of the store
is brimming with bookshelves that
extend from the ceiling to the floor.

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SIERRA MOUNTAIN COFFEE ROASTERS
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I wanted a forest scene with circus high- When Frizzell took over, she decided to make
lights, Frizzell said. So when people sit here, some changes to the already existing shop,
they are going to feel like they are in an aspen while keeping the name the foothills have
grove. come to know and love.

Books adorn multitudes of shelves for patrons She altered and expanded the menu, incorpo-
to enjoy. A partnership with the used book- rated all organic and some fair-trade beans
store next door has led to mutual benefits as for coffee blends,hired a vegan chef, and soon
well as many community events. The doorway beer and wine will be offered with possible
between the two shops was widened, combin- outdoor seating.
ing the two storefronts in a win-win business
endeavor. Those who stay to eat often read (We are) trying to make it a good community
and those who come for a book often stay for place for people to gather, Frizzell said.
the famous house-made quiche. The only rule
The reasoning for Frizzells decision to buy
is unless the book is purchased, it cannot leave
Sierra Mountain Coffee Roasters 11 years ago
the premises.
was partially due to her love of coffee. How-
Most people come for coffee in the morning ever, her main drive was in her desire to create
and they will grab a book off the shelf and sit a place that was welcoming and supporting to
and read it and then put it back. Its kind of the community of Grass Valley. They have pro-
nice, Frizzell said. vided job/internship opportunities for young
adults, served coffee and treats at local events,
The caf has evolved over the years, however, and so much more.
the roasting aspect of the business has always
been a big part of Sierra Mountain Coffee After a luxurious trip for five and a half weeks
Roasters. In fact Sierra Mountain Coffee began touring Italy, Frizzells love affair with coffee
as a roaster in Nevada City in 1985. could not be stifled.

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VOLUNTEER

Justin Docherty
Witness of miracles
STORY AND PHOTOS BY NOELLE KONRAD

I know what it is like to be homeless as a young


adult and I know what its like to be homeless as
a child with your family as well. Its a very painful
process, Lieutenant Justin Docherty said, of the
Auburn Corp Salvation Army. One of my biggest
rewards is knowing that we avert that.

At 18 years old, Docherty found himself in a very


dark place. He was sleeping in the park on the
streets of London when he finally sought out an
outreach worker of the Salvation Army. He was
then placed in emergency shelters in downtown
London and shortly after was welcomed into
the program for young homeless men.

They provided for me space to be wound-


ed, space to find healing, space to get
skills and guidance, and space to meet
Jesus, Docherty said. Thats the best
thing of all.

Docherty said he took solace in a


passage in the Bible book of Mat-
thew that reads, Come to me, all
you who are weary and burdened,
and I will give you rest.

At the time he interpreted the


scripture as making a deal with
Jesus. He decided to give it a
try and lay down his burdens in
hopes that he would receive rest
in return.
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WINE REVIEW
Its been a journey since then, Docherty said.

2014 DOLCETTO In a matter of months he was working for the Salvation Army serving
NEVADA CITY WINERY meals to the hungry rather than standing in line with them.

The salvation army gave me the opportunity to do that, Docherty said.


In California, Dolcetto
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seldom-used Italian grape Salvation Army, until an opportunity arose to continue his work in the
variety. When compared United States. He got his visa and began working with youth in Tacoma,
to the more-well known Wash.
Barbera variety, it is a lot
less acidic and offers a Salvation Army uses military terminology to determine rank within the
rounded blend of sweet dark organization. At age 25 Docherty joined the Salvation Army church as a
fruit flavors along with a nice youth pastor and began his ranking as a soldier.
earthy minerality. Four years ago, Docherty became lieutenant and will continue to resume
Winemaker Mark Foster describes the new ranks as he devotes more time to the corporation. He currently has
wine as having a beautiful, complex nose one more year serving as lieutenant before assuming the position of cap-
of pepper, dark cherries and dustiness. The tain. Every officer is an ordained minister and wears daily uniform emulat-
flavors are rich in dark berry fruit with a ing military standards.
long dusty/berry finish.
The grapes from Boa Vista Vineyards, I was brought up a hippie, so to wear a uniform and all this stuff, its like
Placerville, were harvested on totally counterculture for me, Docherty said. I actually quite enjoy it
September 24, 2014. now.
210 cases produced, 13
His responsibilities coincide in two crucial areas. One is the role of a leader
percent alcohol $32 a bottle
of a church or congregation.

Thats what I am responsible for. That means the spiritual wellbeing of a


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He also assumes responsibility for overseeing all social services programs


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or bottle of wine much compassion and wisdom as possible.

While Docherty is a witness and channel of blessings every day, there is one
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RED MESA GALLERY, JAPAN TOWN AND A COLLECTION OF STORIES
WRITTEN AND PHOTOS BY TESSA MARGUERITE

A lthough Jeff Voracek has owned Red Mesa Gallery in Penryn for the past eight years, the
stories enclosed within the walls of the old building go back roughly 100 years.
Jeff Voracek is a wilderness explorer, impressionistic artist, structural repair contractor, en-
trepreneur and owner of Red Mesa Gallery. Voracek began his career as a self-employed contractor
RED MESA GALLERY
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Ive always followed my passion, Voracek said. I decided in kindergarten to be a builder. redmesagallery.com. The history
When Voracek came across a dilapidated building in Penryn, directly across from the old Bud- of many of Penryns buildings,
dhist Church on Penryn Road, he found that most of the historical integrity had been destroyed including Makawas Fish Market,
over time, to the point where it was almost falling down. Current ADA codes do not make it easy can be found in the State of
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Voracek was not deterred.
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Japan Town
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While you may not find it listed as such on maps, before World War II, the area of Penryn was of the old Mikawas Fish Market
known locally as Japan Town. The community was thriving until it was interrupted by the war in where Red Mesa Gallery now
1941. During this time, all Japanese-Americans were forced to leave their homes and jobs to live in stands.
internment camps, some near Goose Lake, for the duration of the war. Five years later, they were
permitted to return.
Japan Towns a lot bigger deal than Ive ever thought, Voracek said.
Most of the people, after they got out of incarceration, they would avoid Auburn because they
would kill you in Auburn. But this was like the positive zone, said Voracek, referring to Penryn.
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Theres a really vibrant community thats sprouted up here, Vo-
racek continued. And the reason is primarily that in the past if you
were Asian, there were designated areas that you were allowed
to live in. So this area was one of those areas because it was away
from the railroad tracks; it wasnt as preferred.
What is currently the main, back room of the gallery was once
the bustling Mikawas Fish Market, from approximately 1921
through 1976. The original sign from the fish market now hangs
on the gallerys front door displaying a young Japanese woman in
a decorative, red kimono. After WWII, it was bought by the Wong
family who also owned Victory Market next-door and eventually
began Bel Air markets in 1955.
In the 1950s, the upper story of the building became home to
the Penryn Hotel with 12 bedrooms and one bathroom.
This place was busy, Voracek said. It was a big deal because He started the gallery business after a friend suggested it as a
these folks that lived here and took care of it, they were fair and substitute to his obsession with intrepid hiking expeditions which
good businessmen and this was kind of the hub of the communi- often led him into perilous situations. Voracek has Cherokee heri-
ty. tage and had been interested in Native American studies for some
Voracek has remodeled the upstairs of the building to hold two time, and so decided to open the gallery Red Mesa although he
apartment units that overlook Penryn Road. still hikes the canyon on days off.
He explained that one of the back rooms had slot machines, an- Hundreds of people attended the opening of the gallery includ-
other was a tofu-making room and there was a brothel in a nearby ing the Governor, the county supervisor and officials from the
building. The gallerys office is located in an adjacent building that State Capitol.
was once a bar called Coconut Grove where locals would gather to
drink, talk about baseball and play cards. Maidu Tribe, Western Art, Bottle Site
Everything in here has a story; theres nothing in here that
Red Mesa Gallery doesnt have a story, Voracek said.
To relieve stress, Voracek began hiking, many times along the Red Mesa is teeming with Native American and other artifacts:
American River and to places untrod by the tracks of everyday mortar and pestles, Maidu backpacks, colored glass bottles that
wanderers. have been found on site, Navaho blankets, masks and stunning
I was addicted to the wilderness, Voracek said. I have the best Western art pieces. Voracek works with many tribes and returns
snake stories you have ever heard. things to them that were never intended for sale.
Voracek recalled that some men training for the Western States I dont have anything in here that are from ill-gotten means,
100-Mile Endurance Run went with him on one of his regular trips Voracek assured.
to train for the race.

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___
Basket: Jeff Voracek holds a The largest known Maidu basket is current- A good whiskey bottle (will sell for)
hand-woven Native American ly on display at the gallery. Native American $100,000, Voracek said.
basket (opposite). baskets were made and sold commercially until Some of the paintings on the walls are
___ the Great Depression, Voracek said, and some Voraceks own work. Voracek paints by passion
On display: One of Jeff tribes are still weaving baskets to this day. with a palate knife creating rough and rugged
Voraceks paintings is displayed Maidu tribes used to boil water in these baskets mountainscapes of the American River Canyon
in the center of a collection and rolled hot rocks inside them to keep it from with vivid colors and sweeping strokes.
of Maidu baskets, a Navaho
catching fire. A collection of stories and relics that have
blanket and other Native
American artifacts at Red Mesa The building sits on an official Bottle Site. One been dusted with the sands of time await
Gallery in Penryn (above). of the walls in the gallery is lined with colored discovery at Red Mesa Gallery in Penryn. And
___ bottles of varying shapes and sizes, backlit with with any luck, Jeff Voracek may be there to tell
Crowd: Japanese-decent Penryn white light that shines through the glass. One of you about Japan Town, or the Maidu Tribe or a
residents in 1952 before they the soda bottles found on the site was sold for terrifying snake story.
were sent to interment camps $23,000.

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LIVE THEATER AND MUSIC

Eugene Onegin

DEL ORO THEATRE


165 Mill St., Grass Valley.
Tickets and information: Info: sierratheaters.com
1 p.m. April 9
The Metropolitan Opera: Eugene Onegin The White Snake
Broadcast live from Lincoln Center in New York City. Tickets: $22 adults,
$20 seniors, $18 children and students.
CATS
9:55 a.m. April 22 (COMMUNITY ASIAN THEATRE OF THE SIERRA)
Bolshoi Ballet: A Hero of Our Time Productions at Nevada Theatre: 401 Broad Street, Nevada City. Tickets
Broadcast live from Moscow. Tickets: $18 adults, $15 seniors and students, and information: (530) 273-6362, catsweb.org.
$7 children 12 and under 7 p.m. Thursdays and 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays April 13 through May 6;
2 p.m. April 23, 30 and May 6

NEVADA COUNTY CONCERT BAND The White Snake


A mythical tale of eternal love with original music
Tickets and information: (530) 272-6228, Tickets: $10-$23. A production of Community Asian Theatre of the Sierra.
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2:30 p.m. May 14
A Mother of a Band Concert
at Nevada Theatre, 401 Broad St., Nevada City
MINERS FOUNDRY
325 Spring St., Nevada City. Tickets and information: (530) 265-5040,
minersfourndry.org.
MUSIC IN THE MOUNTAINS 6 p.m. April 1
Tickets and information: (530) 265-6124,
Moondance
musicinthemountains.org Featuring indie Americana band HONEYHONEY and Nevada Citys own Dallas Guier.
7 p.m. May 13 $35-$50.
Young Musicians Competition & Showcase Concert
7:30 p.m. April 12
Students grades 3-12 from a six-county areas will perform classical
Hand to God
repertoires for professional teachers and judges. Students can participate
The next installment of Theater By the Book, a series of informal play readings for the
in solo as well as ensemble divisions. At Peace Lutheran Church, 828 W.
community. The performance features Trish Adair, Jay Barker, Danny McCammon,
Main St., Grass Valley
Jori Phillips, and Robert Rossman, with special thanks to Puppetry Consultant Ken
Miele. $10

INCONCERT SIERRA 7:30 p.m. April 21


Steep Ravine
Tickets and information: (530) 273-3990,
Steep Ravines soulful songs and fiery instrumentals take roots music in compelling
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new stylistic directions. Fusing elements of folk, bluegrass, jazz, rock and pop, the
2 p.m. April 16 band continues to enthrall audiences with their uniquely Californian sound. $18 -
Tintabulations (handbell choir) $22
The Western United States pre-emininent handbell ensemble per-
forms on 120 bells and chimes, under the direction of Barb Walsh.

2 p.m. April 30
Sam Haywood, piano
A consummate pianist, Haywood has performed to critical acclaim in
many of the worlds major concert halls.

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ENTERTAINMENT

Mojo Green

KEEP SMILIN PRODUCTIONS


Auburn Event Center, 145 Elm Ave., Auburn. Tickets and information:
Andrei Baumann
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April 8 April 28
Stu Allen & Mars Hotel + Edge Of The West Coral Creek
AUBURN SYMPHONY
Tickets and information: (530) 823-6683, April 22 May 13
auburnsymphony.com. Earth Day celebration with Todd Snider With Great American Taxi
Mojo Green & Swamp Zen A rock n roll extravaganza
3 p.m. May 14
Masterworks Concert IV - Mothers Day Spectacular
Alpine Symphony with Peter Jaffe, conductor, and Andrei
Baumann, piano AUBURN PLACER PERFORMING ARTS CENTER
985 Lincoln Way, Auburn. Tickets and information: (530) 885-0156,
livefromauburn.com.
OFF BROADSTREET 7:30 p.m. April 1; 2 p.m. April 2 6 p.m. April 29
305 Commercial St., Nevada City. Tickets and infor- SISTER ACT - The Musical James Garners Tribute To Johnny Cash
mation: (530) 265-8686, offbroadstreet.com. Feel-good musical comedy smash based on the hit - Proceeds benefit St. Vincent de Paul,
8:15 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, through April 22 1992 film that has audiences jumping to their feet. Auburn
Shake Rattle and Roll 8 p.m. April 22 Celebrate the life & music of the Man in Black
A New Musical Comedy that goes back to the malt shop with through story and song with stunning accuracy.
The Floyd
music and humor from the American Bandstand Era. Hear Johnny Cashs biggest hits, such as I Walk the
A tribute to the sounds, sights and emotions of
Line, Ring of Fire & Folsom Prison Blues.
Pink Floyd.
7:30 p.m. April 27
MCLAUGHLIN THEATRE Alan Reid and Rob van Sante

COMPANY A lively show rooted in the music of Scotland.


Seamless harmonies underpinned by sensitive
3470 Swetzer Road, Suite B, Loomis. Tickets and arrangements on piano, guitars and accordion are
information: (916) 652-6377, mtctheatre.org. topped by an engaging delivery peppered with dry
March 29 - May 5 humor and pithy anecdotes.
Beauty and the Beast

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FOOTHILL CALENDAR OF EVENTS
ENTERTAINMENT

Saturday, April 1 GOLD COUNTRY PRO RODEO


SILVER SCREEN CLASSIC MOVIE STREET PARTY from 8-11 p.m. in
SERIES PRESENTS: LIBELED LADY Old Town Auburn. Party features beer,
at noon, 4 and 7:30 p.m. at the Auburn great food and dancing with Madison
Library, Beecher Room, 350 Nevada Hudson and Branded. Info: (916) 726-
St. in Auburn. Free movie presented 7404 ext. 306, goldcountryprorodeo.
by the library. Info: (530) 878-7938, com.
auburnsilverscreen.com. DEL ORO FFA HOSTS THE EIGHTH
FIRST ANNUAL SIERRA POETRY ANNUAL PLANT SALE AND OPEN
FESTIVAL from 10 a.m.-6:30 p.m. at HOUSE from 9 a.m-3 p.m. at the Del
Sierra College Nevada County Campus, Oro High School Farm (lower parking
Sierra College Drive in Grass Valley. lot from main entrance, behind the
Tickets: Info: nevadacountyarts.org/ portables). Event features plant sale
poetry-festival. and open house activities including,
aquaponics, ag mechanics/welding,
Thursday, April 6 car wash, livestock and poultry
HOT CLIMATE COLD BEER from management, gardening and FFA/
6-7:30 p.m. at the Moonraker Brewing Leadership, petting zoo and activities
Company, 12970 Earhart Ave. in GOLD COUNTRY RODEO for the kids.
Auburn. Suggested donation: $5. The See April 26, 28, 29 listings
ANNUAL DOWNTOWN GRASS
group, 350 Placer, promotes sustainable VALLEY CAR SHOW will feature
living in Placer County. Info: Danielle, special edition cars welcome. Bring vintage and classic cars, entertainment,
Wednesday, April 26
(916) 320-7584, 350placer.org. your classic car and get 20 percent off awards and refreshments. Info: (530)
OFFICIAL GOLD COUNTRY PRO
CROOKED LANE BREWING meal inside Mels. 272-8315, historicgrassvalley.com.
RODEO KICK OFF from 6-8 p.m. at
PRESENTS: COMEDY at 8 p.m. the FARMERS MARKET from 4-7 Auburn Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram, 1901 Friday, May 5
first and third Thursday of each month p.m. Wednesdays at the Sierra Vista Grass Valley Highway in Auburn. Hosted FIRST FRIDAY ARTWALK will take
at 536 Grass Valley Highway in Auburn. Community Center, 55 School St. in by the Bootleggers Old Town Tavern and place the first Friday of the month
Cover: $10. Event features regional Colfax. Info: (530) 346-8726. Grill of Auburn. Event features dummy from May through August. Businesses
and national headliners from Comedy
Saturday, April 22 roping contest, food, drinks and more. in Historic Downtown Nevada City
Central, winners of the San Francisco
Info: Goldcountryprorodeo.com will be open from 5-10 p.m. with
International Comedy Competition and THE HANEYBIZ MASTERS CHARITY
more. Info: crookedlandbrewing.com. GOLF TOURNAMENT begins with 9 Friday, April 28 food and wine, local artists, live
a.m. check-in; 11 a.m. shotgun start music, trunk shows and theatrical
Friday, April 7 OFFICIAL RODEO PRE-PARTY from
at The Ridge Golf Course, 2020 Golf performances.. Info: (530) 265-2692,
6:30-11 p.m. at The Auburn Alehouse
35TH ANNUAL FOOTHILL Course Road in Auburn. Cost: $200 nevadacitychamber.com.
289 Washington St. in Old Town
QUILTERS GUILD QUILT SHOW: golfer, $50 dinner only. Proceeds Auburn. Event features professional Saturday, May 6
GEMS OF THE FOOTHILLS 10 a.m.-5 benefit the Allegiant Giving Corp. bull riding, bull jumpers, Flying U Flying SPRINGTIME IN THE PINES QUILT
p.m. Friday and Saturday at Parkside which assists severely wounded Cowboys, kids zone, food, beverages, SHOW will be May 6 and 7 at the
Church and ARD Regional Park, 3885 veterans and local child athletes. Info: vendors and much more. Info: Nevada County Fairgrounds, 11228
Richardson Drive in Auburn. Admission allegiantgiving.org. Goldcountryprorodeo.com McCourtney Road, Grass Valley. (530)
$7. Featured quilter: Beth Foust. Event
EARTH DAY AMERICAN RIVER STRING FLING: ACOUSTIC GUITAR 272-3243, pinetreequiltguild.com.
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CLEANUP AND RESTORATION FESTIVAL will be a two-day festival.
vendors, caf, raffle baskets and much Thursday, May 11
from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at the American Starting at 7 p.m. April 28 see guitar
more. Info: foothillquilters.org.
River Confluence, three miles below performances at Bethlehem Lutheran GRASS VALLEY OLD WEST
Saturday, April 15 Auburn. Volunteers needed to clean and Church, 1279 High St., Auburn. ANTIQUE SHOW will showcase high-
FLEA MARKET from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. maintain the Auburn State Recreation Workshops begin at 8:30 a.m. April 29 end antiques with select dealers 9 a.m.-4
the third Saturday of each month at Area. Info: ASRA Headquarters, (530) at Canyon View Community Center, p.m. May 11, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. May 12 and
the Sierra Vista Community Center, 823-4141, calparks.org. 471 Maidu Drive, Auburn. Workshops 9 a.m.-3 p.m. May 13 at Fairgrounds,
55 School St. in Colfax. Info: (530) are offered four times during the 11228 McCourtney Road, Grass Valley.
Sunday, April 23
346-8726. day. Outdoor spaces will be set aside Info: nevadacountyfair.com.
THE AUBURN IRISH MUSIC
LOOMIS COMMUNITY EASTER for small groups to jam. Info: (530) Sunday, May 14
SESSION PLAYERS begin at 6 p.m.
EGG HUNT from 10 a.m-1 p.m. (hunt 863-4615 or auburnrec.com/events_
Sundays at Sierra Grill Smokehouse, SPRINGTIME AT EMPIRE MINE will
at noon sharp) at H. Clarke Powers stringfling.php.
2515 Grass Valley Highway in Auburn, have living history tours, blooming
School, 3296 Humphrey Road in with jigs, reels, hornpipes, polkas, Saturday, April 29 gardens, food service and confections
Loomis. Info: theoakschurchca.org. waltzes and a song or two in English or on Mothers Day, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at
GOLD COUNTRY RODEO from 2
Wednesday, April 19 Gaelic. No cover. p.m.-8 p.m. Saturday; from noon-8 Empire Mine Historic State Park, 10791
p.m. Sunday at the Gold Country Fair E. Empire St., Grass Valley. (530) 273-
WEEKLY CLASSIC CAR CRUISE
Grounds, 209 Fairgate Road in Auburn. 8522, empiremine.org.
NIGHT from 4-7 p.m. Wednesdays at
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Auburn. All pre-1976 classic cars and ext. 306, goldcountryprorodeo.com.

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1119 Snow Crest Rd $55,000 124 Lloyd Way $350,000 6135 Green Oak Ct $284,000
1750 Village East Rd 115 $286,000 245 Sawyer St $355,000 5136 Cold Springs Dr $325,000
1602 Deer Park Dr $695,000 378 Kilham Rd $355,500 5700 Pecky Cedar Ln $365,000
12645 Racquet Ct $375,000 20667 Birchwood Dr $400,000
ALTA SALE PRICE
178 E Placer St $376,000 5765 Yankee Jims Rd $412,000
34075 Alta Bonnynook Rd $285,000 6282 Stanley Dr $425,000 29084 Ridge View Rd $440,000
180 Greenfield Ave $437,500 5779 Maywood Dr $445,000
AUBURN SALE PRICE
11050 Montana Dr $472,000 20321 Spring Garden Rd $565,000
11501 Garnet Way 3 $92,000 609 Quail Hollow Ct $475,000 HOMEWOOD SALE PRICE
3552 Opal Dr 1 $94,000
155 Riverview Dr $565,000
3685 Sapphire Dr 1 $98,500 350 Elizabeth Dr $580,000
5785 Bell Rd $641,000
3614 Sapphire Dr 3 $95,000 5625 Lagoon Rd $805,000
13940 Carriage Hill Ln $640,000
3743 Park Dr 1 $101,000 5905 W Lake Blvd $1,350,000
3945 Deer Ridge Ln $672,500
13009 Lincoln Way 104 $210,000
3650 Kimo Way $814,000 KINGS BEACH SALE PRICE
153 Stephen Ave $220,500
8825 Mount Vernon Rd $715,000
1656 Lilac Ln $235,000 7781 Forest Glenn Dr $404,000
10593 Rock View Ct $750,000
120 Summit St $290,000 1260 Canterbury Dr $675,000
166 Kenmass Ave $299,000 CARNELIAN BAY SALE PRICE 7804 Lincoln Green Dr $690,000
11445 Joeger Rd $300,000
5101 N Lake Blvd 22 $330,000 LOOMIS SALE PRICE
294 Lincoln Way $304,500
495 Woodchuck Dr $517,500
12124 Griffin Way $319,500 5721 Angelo Dr $400,000
12800 Appian Way $322,000 COLFAX SALE PRICE 5051 Lexington Cir $925,000
162 Hidden Glen Dr $332,500 3485 Morapp Ln $425,000
850 Coyote Hill Rd $650,000
6020 Kenneth Way $343,500 5471 Granite Dell Ct $440,000

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5509 Grouse Ct $449,000 2223 Fairview Ln $807,000 331 W Agatam Ave $560,000
3214 Lawnview Ave $450,000 300 W Lake Blvd $662,500
OLYMPIC VALLEY SALE PRICE
3032 Orchard Park Way $500,000 300 W Lake Blvd $731,500
3767 Holly St $530,000 201 Squaw Peak Road 1205 $243,000 300 W Lake Blvd 4 $1,432,000
3260 Cherokee Trl $650,000 201 Squaw Peak Rd 2308 $540,100
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9401 Lomida Ln $875,000 206 Forest Gln $790,000
3139 Aspen Grove Rd $220,000
MEADOW VISTA SALE PRICE PENRYN SALE PRICE
1005 Martis Lndg $675,000
1140 Combie Rd $162,500 7087 Allen Ln $225,000 278 Basque Dr $1,155,000
1225 Candlerock Ln $395,000 15012 Peak View Pl 8 $1,575,000
SODA SPRINGS SALE PRICE
1625 Combie Rd $233,000 15020 Peak View Pl $1,600,000
1760 Sugar Pine Rd $405,000 5666 Yuba Dr $430,000 9320 Heartwood Dr $1,825,000
1540 Whispering Pines Dr $440,000 2214 Hillary Dr $499,000 196 Basque Dr $1,990,000
17560 Sawmill Rd $480,000 6451 Hillside Dr $760,000 1711 Grouse Rdg $2,050,000
2940 Volley Cir $853,000 8225 Olana Ct $3,475,000
TAHOE CITY SALE PRICE
8142 Villandry Dr $3,525,000
NEWCASTLE SALE PRICE
725 Granlibakken Rd 27 $200,000 8215 Valhalla Dr $3,652,500
297 Old Oak Rd $375,000 270 N Lake Blvd 39 $380,000 9399 Campobello Ct $4,600,000
3081 Rattlesnake Rd $745,000 350 Granlibakken Rd $450,000

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COLFAX Do you have a history of theater production?
Anastazia and I possess 40-plus combined years of live event produc-
tion experience, both managing our own productions and working
with regional and national production companies. We are also closely
connected to a network of concert and festival producers and will be

One-on-one with leveraging these relationships in developing and promoting program-


ming for the theater.

Colfax Theatre How old is the theater?


The theater originally opened in 1939, with restorations completed in
1989 by Wendell Jacob.

How many square feet is the theater?


BY CAROL PERCY PHOTOS BY JEANETTE REYNOLDS
The building is 3,700-square feet. This includes the theater, lobby and
concessions, and storage.

How many seats does it have?


The theater has 160 seats, divided between the orchestra and mezzanine
areas.

What are unique aspects of the building?


The Colfax Theatre is unique in that it is a movie theater with a perfor-
mance stage plus enough theatrical lighting to do small-stage presenta-
tions. The seating is sloped for excellent viewing lines and the acoustics
are excellent. The theater is ADA-accessible, with special seating for
wheelchair users. The theater is also equipped with Dolby Digital sur-
round sound.

What kind of events and productions do you have planned?


We will be operating The Colfax Theatre as a historical venue for film,
theater, multidisciplinary art, dance performances, live music and
community events. There will be a wide range of cultural offerings, ap-
pealing to every age and demographic. We will also be offering classes,
workshops and intensives in a wide array of performing and fine art
modalities.

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For years, both as individual artists and while running our performance
ensemble Bad Unkl Sista (BadUnklSista.com), we have relied on festival
promoters, tour organizers and gallery curators to offer performance
opportunities. We wanted a space where we could present our work as
The Colfax Theatres new owners, Goyo and Anastazia Aranaga,
well as curate the work of others. We also have a lifelong appreciation
are art aficionados.
for music, film, theater and dance, and desired a venue where we could
The theatre is now featuring films, theater, multidisciplinary art, design and produce our own performances, film festivals and other
dance performances, live music and community events. presentations. Anastazia has over 25 years of teaching experience, so
she wanted a versatile space to host and conduct diverse educational
Former theater owner Jim Dion turned over the keys to the programs.
Aranagas in January. Anastazia Aranaga is the theaters creative
director and Goyo Aranaga is the managing director. Where are you originally from?
Anastazia is from Peoria, Ill. and I am from Miami.
Foothill Magazine asked Goyo Aranaga the following questions:
Do you have children and pets?
Together, we have five children three daughters and two sons, ranging
COLFAX THEATRE in age from 14 to 32. Several will be participating in theater operations,
49 S. Main St., in downtown Colfax each bringing their own special gifts. Our daughters have a strong
Info: hello@thecolfaxtheatre.com or background in music and theater, so we hope that the theater becomes
call 530-346-9900 (landline) or an important resource for them as they continue to develop as artists.
530-268-5688 (voicemail) We also have two rescue dogs Seor Snuglmufn (aka Seor) and Kid
Kudlbiskt (aka Amigo).
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