Editor's note: The May 19 performance of "Miss Saigon" at River Valley High School was canceled due to a power failure at the school. A make-up performance is set for 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 23. Ticket prices are the same. The May 24-2... Full story
Sam Allen taught his son how to read music and play piano, and now his son is grown up and telling his father’s life story through jazz.
John Allen will perform “An Evening with John Allen and Friends – More than Just Jazz” o... Full story
Young rockers in Yuba-Sutter agree: It's great to have fun and help someone at the same time.
That's the goal for an upcoming show at the Lee Burrows Center for the Arts to benefit the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life, featuring Fighting Wit... Full story
A few years ago, Five Rivers Tandoori Restaurant owner Nick Purewal considered sharing his recipe for butter chicken with Appeal-Democrat readers, but choose an easier one — samosas — to make at home instead.
Now it's time.
Butter chick... Full story
California's 2011 chardonnay is in the market now, and — despite some weather challenges — it's an excellent vintage.
Late frosts and a cool, rainy start to summer in some areas had growers worried, but a September heat wave saved the da... Full story
When I served this amazingly easy and tasty Asian style pork loin at a recent catering, many people offered their compliments and asked me to share the recipe.
AMAZINGLY EASY ASIAN STYLE PORK TENDERLOIN
2 pounds pork tenderloin
For ma... Full story
Greek Easter will be celebrated this coming Sunday. The seven weeks of Lent, in the Greek Orthodox Church tradition, are the preparation to celebrate the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
During this period, followers traditionally abstain fro... Full story
"I will make it felony to drink small beer." — "Henry IV, Part 2."
If he had his way, Shakespeare — or at least his memorable character, Jack Cade, who declared his contempt for weak beer — would be filing criminal charges on the f... Full story
By Linda Gassenheimer / McClatchy-Tribune News Service
Chopped peanuts and flaked coconut form a savory-sweet crust for fresh scallops. Sauté the scallops and serve them on a bed of sautéed spinach flavored with coconut milk. Rice microwaved for a minute, tossed with shredded carrots and al... Full story