Northern California News

Sacramento County - Caviar Capital of America? Yep!

I am a lifelong fan of caviar, so touring Sterling Caviar in Elverta was a huge treat. They are the largest producer of caviar in America - who knew? Sterling is also the world's oldest sustainable caviar producer. As you'll hear in my interview with Sterling Caviar President David Shenson, caviar...
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Beer Speaks, People Mumble - A Conversation With Lagunitas Brewing Company Brewmaster Jeremy Marshall

I interviewed Jeremy Marshall at the Lagunitas Brewery in Petaluma. We met in a break room of sorts that, naturally, included bar with a few different brews on tap. Jeremy is a glorious blend of brilliance and irreverence that I so enjoy. See for yourself: Jeremy came to Nor Cal via Tennessee and U...
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Peter Frampton Then (Day On The Green) and Now (Concord)

Peter Frampton's current tour will be his last. His farewell tour has been rolling across the country since mid June and wraps up on October 12th at the Concord Pavilion. This won't be Frampton's first gig in the East Bay. For those of you who grew up in Northern California, you may recall epic...
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International Coffee Day! Meet Peet's Coffee Beverage Innovator Patrick Main

To call the folks at Peet's Coffee "passionate" about their products is an obscene understatement. Peet's beverage innovator Patrick Main is positivley reverent in the presence of coffee. I had the opportunity to interview Patrick at the Peet's corporate offices in Emeryville. He can smell a cup of...
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Hear from this Palo Alto local about auditioning for Roger Daltrey, performing iconic music for fans around the world, and meeting the musicians he idolized as a piano playing kid.  Loren Gold shares sound advice for up and coming musicians.    
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Kat Chats With The Who's Keyboardist Loren Gold

I had the pleasure of meeting and interviewing Loren Gold at a private party/jam session in San Francisco. He was back in the Bay Area for a family reunion, on a break from The Who's "Moving On" Tour. Loren has been playing piano since he was about 5 years old and has been the keyboardist/back up...
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Today Only, Southwest Airlines has $129 Flights To Maui From Sacramento!

I know....you're probably at work, and just doing a quick online browse. Well, Southwest is about to make it worth your while! TODAY ONLY, they are selling one way direct tickets between Sacramento and Maui for $129! It's all to promote regular service to the islands from Sacramento that will begin...
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Fitbit is a San Francisco based company (recognized all over the world ) that makes fitness technology products. Lindsey explores and develops all the cool features that go on these super popular devices. And if you think they're tappped out on new ways to help us get fit, think again.    
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Trans Siberian Orchestra Tickets For Sacramento - On Sale Now! Al Pitrelli Talks About Their Very First Show!

It's hard to explain Trans Siberian Orchestra to someone who hasn't seen the show. It has been likened to a mix of The Who’s “Tommy” & Andrew Lloyd Weber with Pink Floyd’s lights. Similarly, The Washington Post described their music as "Pink Floyd meets Yes and the Who at Radio City Music Hall...
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Kat Chats with "The Circle's" Sammy Hagar and Vic Johnson

I have had the pleasure of interviewing and working with Sammy Hagar on numerous occasions. The man has more energy than almost anyone I have ever met. Sammy has mastered music, tequila, rum, sea salt, restaurants and more. His autobiography, "Sammy Hagar RED: My Uncensored Life In Rock" is a raw,...
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