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Art Walks Return to Nevada City

After a two-year hiatus, the First Friday Art Walks are returning to Nevada City, now through September. Over 20 downtown Nevada City businesses will participate by staying open late and hosting an artist in their space.

(June 1, 2022) → Read the full The Union report
Tahoe Trash Sculpture Design Chosen

The Tahoe Fund and Clean Up the Lake have announced that the new art installation created from some of the 25,000-plus pounds of litter removed from Lake Tahoe will take the form of a bald eagle holding a Lahontan cutthroat trout.

(May 26, 2022) → Read the full Tahoe Daily Tribune report

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Piper J Gallery: New gallery, community space in Truckee

Piper Monika Johnson has always had an eye for art and design, which shines through in her newest venture: the Piper J Gallery in the Garden Folly building on 10153 West River St. in Truckee. Johnson highlights a variety of …

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Scott Thompson: Capturing Tahoe’s beauty from behind the lens

I’m looking at a print of a picture taken of Old Highway 40 above Donner Lake. The curvature of the icy Rainbow Bridge spans beneath a slowly rising sun, creeping its way over the Sierra Nevada. Between the bridge and …

Image caption: From Past to Present: The range of California art in the museums listed below is represented by the Crocker Art Museum’s exterior: one half completed in 1872, the other added in 2010.
Golden State Treasures

Gold Rush-era landscapes, funk art sculptures, pop art statements, Chicano art movement masterworks—here are 10 places to explore the work of California artists.

Image caption: State Sen. Steve Glazer speaks at a hearing of the Governmental Organization Committee on March 29.
Calling Emergency to Save Journalism

California has lost 25 percent of its newspapers and seen a circulation plummet over the past 15 years. A bill in the State Legislature, SB 911, could help.

Image caption: Want to know more about California? These podcasts are a great place to start.
Golden State Podcasts

Travel, food, true crime politics—there’s a show for everyone. Here are some top-rated podcasts that focus on some aspect of California culture.

Image caption: Margaret Cho, George Lopez, Tiffany Haddish and eight other California-bred comedians offer unique perspectives on their home state.

Plenty of East Coast comedians make California the butt of their jokes. Here are some locals who’ve earned the right to make fun of this place.

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Art Inspired by Fire on Exhibit at Truckee Donner Rec Center

The work of 19 artists dealing with the effects of fire on the ecology of California is on display at the Truckee Donner Community Recreation Center.

Image caption: Some songs less traveled from around the Golden State.
Around the State in 13 Songs

A baker’s dozen of great and not-so-great ditties from all over California.

Image caption: There's too much information these days. But explanatory reporting can help.
What Makes a News Article an ‘Explainer,’ Anyway?

In an era of information overload, here’s how a rising form of journalism helps explain it all for you, and why California Local publishes ‘explanatory’ reporting.

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