Creepiest Home Tours Ever

When you work in real estate, you don’t come across haunted houses only on Halloween. When touring properties for sale any time of the year, practitioners and their clients never know what they’ll scare up. Foreclosures in particular, some pros say, often account for the oddest showings, but other types of homes lend some surprises, […]

Review of Bear River Pasta Company

Bear River Pasta Company Entrance ◄ Back Next ► Picture 1 of 4 By Judy J. Pinegar, Writer Recently, a friend recommended I try the Bear River Pasta Company, it was a little hard to find, at 109 Bank Street. Inside it is compact and very clean. There is a refrigerator full of pre-made pasta […]

Scramento Home Winemakers June Jubilee Roaring Sucess

The Sacramento Home Winemakers June Jubilee was a roaring success with 121 wines judged and over 100 members and their families attending.  They had 13 cellar rats (they are the ones that pour the wine for the judges) a couple of data gurus and twelve judges. All this was held in Judy Pinegar’s barn in […]

Dodgers Ace Zack Greinke Buys Mansion in LA

After a mid season trade brought him from Milwaukee to Anaheim last year, Zack Greinke extended his stay in Los Angeles by signing a lucrative six-year contract with the Dodgers this offseason. And it appears the pitching ace has settled into his new West Coast surroundings quite comfortably. With $147 million burning a hole in […]

Sheep Ranch, California

By Judy J. Pinegar Sheep Ranch was named after a sheep ranch (imagine that!). The official post office stamp did at one time read “Sheep Ranch” (Zip: 95250). One of the very few “free-range” areas in California, there are about a hundred freely roaming sheep throughout the town today. Sheep Ranch is located in the […]

Vacation to Angels Camp, June 10-13, 2012, Part 2

Visit to Columbia State Park     By Judy J. Pinegar On Tuesday John and I, and my family visited Colombia State Historic Park, a living, restored gold rush town. The concessions and businesses in the park close on Thanksgiving and Christmas days, but they are open for every other holiday, weather permitting. The Gold […]

Vacation to Angels Camp, June 10-13, 2012, Part 1

By Judy J. Pinegar We were staying in a WorldMark Vacations Complex just west to town. On Monday morning the group (John, myself, my sister and brother-in-law, and my daughter and granddaughter) decided to visit California Caverns. In 1849 or 1850, Captain Joseph Taylor was target practicing on a rocky outcropping and noticed that his […]

Museums in Auburn : Barnhart Museum, and Gold Country Museum – Mining

By Judy J. Pinegar Arriving in Auburn on a hot Sunday in July, John and I decided to tour a couple of museums. First was the historic Bernhard Museum just off Auburn Folsom Boulevard near the fairgrounds. The house is over 150 years old, built in 1851 by George Bishop and John Long as the […]

Casino Royale Mega Yacht to Vist Stockton

Stockton’s downtown marina will soon become the temporary home for one of the world’s best known super yachts, the 163 foot Casino Royale. The James Bond themed ship  arrived in Stockton at approximately 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 21st; culminating a 10,000 mile journey which began in Genoa, Italy, last October. The yacht is owned […]

Local Nevada City Song Artist Makes Internet History With 365 Songs In 365 Days

httpv://youtu.be/jawOarugkgI   Chris Crockett began creating songs at age 13 and has a compilation of hundreds of songs written throughout his life. Chris is the 3rd generation of the Crockett Family Kentucky Mountaineers, musicians who were instrumental in bringing country music to California. Chris was born in Los Angeles, California. In the early 1960’s Chris […]