It is all too often that we only let people know when they are doing a bad job, and rarely when they are doing a good one.
I had surgery at Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital in October, and could not have received any better care. From the wonderful pre-op nurse Laura to the young Jessica who brought the dinner trays, I was treated with such care and kindness.Learn more »
The Craft Guild of Nevada County would like to thank everyone who helped with promoting Winterfaire this year. There are so many it is impossible to name all who have helped. It does make it possible for us to give back to our community. Come see us next year, which will be our 34th year, on Oct. 15-16, 2016.
Jeannie Norman, presidentLearn more »
My family has been actively involved with NEO since day one. After over seven years of volunteering we have witnessed the many changes NEO has gone through and the many obstacles they’ve had to overcome. One thing that has stayed the same over the years is the positive influence NEO provides to youth in our community.
For many years NEO didn’t have a place to call its own. When I ran a business here in Grass Valley, I would let NEO take over the store, parking lot, and sidewalks in order to host their events. Countless youth in Nevada County had their first musical gig or dance performance in front of my store. We hosted fundraisers in the parking lot and outdoor movie nights too. Those days are over now because one of NEO’s dreams has become reality. NEO now has a physical building to call their own. A place to host events and a place youth can call home. But they’re not done dreaming because their dreams are much bigger. And they need your help. They need our help.Learn more »
With all the negativity in so many of the columns appearing in The Union these days, it is so refreshing to read Hollie Grimaldi Flores’ commentary column.
Hollie incorporates her special brand of humor and I look forward to reading her column. It is a real pleasure.Learn more »
I’m responding to Nancy Eubanks Other Voices, which was in part a response to an analysis I provided on Oct. 5 regarding the impact of Dodd-Frank regulations on small businesses. I highlighted three examples of the damage Dodd-Frank has caused.
1.) It has driven community banks which primarily serve small businesses to close their doors.Learn more »
On behalf of the Board of Directors of the Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital Foundation, we extend sincere appreciation to The Union for hosting the ninth annual Paint the Town Pink.
This special event brings our community together to raise awareness and funds to benefit advancement of breast care locally and to support breast cancer survivors and fighters. We thank the many merchants, vendors, volunteers, restaurants, entertainers, fundraising teams and the public for their contributions to Paint the Town Pink.Learn more »
Kindness to humans is lacking at Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital. Having suffered four days of hell, I feel I must warn the community to seek care elsewhere.
On a Saturday morning I rushed to the ER with shortness of breath. After a diagnosis I was admitted but then waited 15 hours to get a bed at 3 a.m. I was scheduled for an echocardiogram that I finally got a day and half later. No doctors where available to read results until next day. Found out your family doctor cannot examine you or treat you in hospital. Now a team of “hospitalists” is in charge of your care in the hospital. I saw one doctor after I left ER. She did not know me or why I was there. She was supposed to read the echocardiogram and release me but disappeared. Finally convinced a nurse to release me and had to take the echo to family doctor. Hospitalists seem nonexistent, I saw one for five minutes after the ER. Nurses never make rounds, do not respond to requests. Room was never cleaned.Learn more »
Would like to express my deep gratitude to the man who picked up my cellphone where I had dropped it on Nevada City’s Broad Street Halloween night and who promptly placed a call to locate the owner.
Not too much wrong with the world when there are people like him in it.Learn more »
I was surprised to see no mention of the terrorist attacks in Paris until I got to the last page of Saturday’s paper. Apparently, you thought a satirical website, suction dredge mining, a digital library, and a push to transport a mentally incompetent suspect more newsworthy than the loss of 150 lives. How disappointing.
Mary AndersonLearn more »
This is in reply to Linda Erdmann’s (Nov. 18) and Joseph Cohen’s (Nov. 6) rebuttals to my original (Oct. 26) piece about Hillary Clinton’s accomplishments. I was simply trying to set out her history of accomplishments not her platform.
Much of Ms. Erdmann’s economic concerns fall under the issue of income inequality, in part a consequence of the Bush and other Republican administrations globalization and two wars etc., which are addressed in the Clinton campaign. Additionally, I devoted three paragraphs detailing some of Hillary’s achievements as Secretary of State that was apparently overlooked.Learn more »
Kudos to The Union staff. Thank you so much for again producing your history of Nevada County film.
Its content represents the staff’s dedication to conscientious research into Nevada County’s fascinating past while presenting it in an interesting manner. Its value will grow as the years go by.Learn more »
In reply to the Nov. 13 letter to the editor, noting “The State of Jefferson is a waste of time and money,” the author offers solutions that are an even greater waste of time and money.
All of the solutions offered have been tried again and again but overwhelming representation from the large counties continues to prevail, and frankly, always will.Learn more »
Twenty-five years ago we were fortunate enough to have been referred to Galen Martin, M.D. as our primary physician.
He was a magnificent doctor, steering us through all the curves of the medical/insurance system, taking our health challenges seriously, giving us every advantage of his knowledge, often going beyond “usual” care to get us seen by specialists, and always funny, personal and truly caring. A great loss to our community — our condolences to his family.Learn more »
I just came back from my birth country of Sweden. On Nov. 13, I was attending the funeral of one of my dear old friends of 50 years.
My friends family took us all to the Fotografiska Museet in Stockholm, where we together with many, many others could see a small, powerful exhibition called “Where the children sleep.”Learn more »
I am very disappointed that The Union made an exception to its policy in order to publish Sauer’s rebuttal to Mann’s rebuttal to Sauer’s original letter.
Sauer’s rebuttal only repeats what he said originally adding a few specious references.Learn more »
Recently, we enjoyed a delightful vacation in Paris. We were greeted at our VRBO apartment by the local host.
She went over how to operate things, made sure our computer was locally connected, advised us where essentials were, i.e. nearby pharmacy, restaurants, grocery shop, Metro Station, etc.Learn more »
Each year starting in October though Nov. 22, churches, families, businesses of Nevada County are filling shoeboxes with gifts such as toys, clothing, hygiene item and games.
This all started in 1993 over in Wales.Learn more »
For all if those who have written on climate change, I suggest you go to http://www.insideclimatenews.org, and scroll down to “Exxon. The road not taken.”
This article explains how Exxon discovered and proved in 1977 that burning fossil fuels emit CO2, leading to global warming. Recently a whistleblower released an inside email exposing the 38-year-old cover up. Let’s hope that these facts end the fiction that climate change is not man made. The importance of accepting the reality of global warming is the premier issue facing the world.Learn more »
Last night I was privileged to attend the dress rehearsal for Sierra Stages’ “Falsettos.” Sandra Rockman, who directed this play, Ken Getz who did the musical direction, George Jayne who did the dance direction and the gifted actors who brought such unique
characters to life this 1992 Tony Award play here, in our littleLearn more »
This is a plea to all you tail gaters on McCourtney Road and elsewhere who haven’t a nanosecond to lose.
Some suggestions: Leave earlier. Adjust your meds so as to achieve a greater serenity. Stay home.Learn more »
Norm Sauer, please read Bill McKibben’s article at The Guardian (http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/oct/14/exxons-climate-lie-change-global-warming) and tell me what you think.
I encourage everyone else to read this article as well. It effectively ends all debate on the reality of human-caused climate change and shows that Exxon-Mobil was fully aware that their activities were leading to global catastrophe 37 years ago and did everything they could to hide the fact.Learn more »
I was disappointed with The Union’s decision to take the advertising dollars of Frank Pinney, using an entire page of our local paper to disseminate claims that are neither accurate nor appropriated by the world’s leading scientific community.
The ad, designed to look like an authentic part of the newspaper, discredits, by association, the journalists, editorial board, and staff at The Union, and makes Nevada County look like uneducated fools.Learn more »
My heart overflows with gratitude and love for three families, my closest neighbors, friends who deliver my newspaper and mail, and move my Waste Management cans to the road and back up the driveway each week.
There are my friends at Bocce Ball club, and Hospice Bereavement Group who have stood by me in my grief and included me in many group activities. Hospice of the Foothills has been my answer to many of life’s challenges.Learn more »
Friends, I write in support of the Nevada City Hosts proposal regarding short-term rentals in Nevada City.
As a former resident, community volunteer, property owner in Nevada City for many years, part of my heart is still in your beautiful Sierra foothills. While the Republic of Panama is now my home, I return annually to visit dear friends, to refresh my soul by the Yuba and to recharge in the mountain air.Learn more »
I like the idea of a village that helps the homeless. I like the idea of a place open 24/7 as they did in Placer County.
And I like very much what they have done in San Francisco — particularly because it can be done somewhat easily. San Francisco has converted old busses into mobile showers and bathrooms for the homeless. Obviously this is something very needed and would help with dignity and hygiene, which must be a terrible problem for many.Learn more »
Nevada Union High School is part of a very tough league. At one point, we were larger than the other schools in this league but now we are closer to being the same size.
Therefore, in theory, NU should have a similar athletic pool to draw upon. The cross country and track teams embrace the competition since good competition elevates the level of the athletic performance. It is very unfair to say that there has not been continued success at NU. Both the cross country and track teams have been sending athletes to the state meet each of the last few years which is the ultimate indicator of success.Learn more »
In his letter to the editor printed Oct. 20, Bob Larive accurately points out that marijuana is illegal at the federal level.
It is my opinion that states allowing the use of pot medicinally or for recreation are in violation of federal law. There is no way around it; marijuana is a gateway drug to the use of harder, more addictive narcotics. If marijuana needs to be used, the patients that require it should have to prove that it is the last resort for easing their pain. Furthermore, it should be available the same way all other medications are sold; through a licensed pharmacy, strictly regulated as many other medications are.Learn more »
The trickle down economy should work. After all; consistent hard work, improving your skills, a bonus, a promotion, creating something new should pay off.
But why doesn’t it work? Because the federal tax code taxes your efforts to get ahead. Get a job, work more hours, earn a bonus, receive a promotion and the reward is to pay more tax. And a higher minimum wage raises the starting rung of the ladder of success and makes it harder for some to even reach the first rung.Learn more »
On Monday, Oct. 12, while travelling west on Highway 20 towards Penn Valley, the hitch on our travel trailer broke in half. The only connection it then had to our SUV was safety chains.
This situation caused severe swaying and eventual complete loss of steering control. The trailer pushed us across Highway 20 into the oncoming traffic lane and into a guard rail that prevented our plummeting down a steep slope on the side of the roadway. Miraculously, no one was hurt in this accident and no other cars were involved.Learn more »
Kudos to the Fire Safe Council and their program of clearing 100 feet of defensible space around my house.
Clearing the tree branches up 16 feet so that the manzanita no longer touches the low hanging branches of my trees and the removal of some of the cedar makes for open space so a fire would stay low. This is so important if a fire should be blown up the Yuba River by wind. Thank you, to Fire Safe Council’s Joanne Drummond for promoting this program and Supervisor Nate Beason. Thank you to the crew that did the work. You were so special and worked so hard.Learn more »