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Grass Valley City Council candidate calls for meet and greet (1)

September 22, 2014 — 

Jim Firth, a candidate for Grass Valley City Council, announced that he is inviting his three opponents to an informal get together on Oct. 1. The event will be held …

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Police blotter: Woman reports assault with rubber duck (2)

September 21, 2014 — 

Grass Valley Police Department Friday 9:30 a.m. — A caller reported ongoing transient issues. 9:36 a.m. — A caller from a business in the 600 block of Sutton Way reported …

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Volunteers commit Random Acts of Kindness throughout county (3)

September 21, 2014 — 

Volunteers throughout the county kept busy Saturday morning washing windshields, carrying groceries, handing out flowers and donating blood, as part of a Random Acts of Kindness event sponsored by Anew …

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Colorful, clean and pressed: a peek inside Nevada County Laundry and Linen Supply (4)

September 21, 2014 — 

Suzanne Clabo and Mary Gustin moved gracefully in unison, perfectly choreographed. Mirroring each other’s movements, each would take one fluid step back, then forward. Then with arms outstretched, their hands …

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Hundreds of volunteers turn out to clean up watersheds (5)

September 21, 2014 — 

Despite the smoky haze and muggy heat, 670 volunteers turned out for the 17th annual Yuba River Cleanup Saturday. The hundreds of volunteers cheerfully removed more than 15,946 pounds of …

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Barbara Schmidt Millar Triathlon cancelled due to poor air quality (6)

September 21, 2014 — 

Due to poor air quality Sunday, the 20th annual Barbara Schmidt Millar Triathlon was cancelled for the first time in the event’s history. “The straw that broke the camel’s back …

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Grass Valley's W.C. Jones Memorial Hospital: A history of healing (7)

September 20, 2014 — 

Editor’s note: The following is a column authored by the late Bob Wyckoff, who died in January, that was originally published by The Union and appears in Wyckoff’s book “The …

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20 years of celebrating life (8)

September 20, 2014 — 

One October morning in 1995, 13 women with heavy hearts gathered on the shores of Scotts Flat Lake for a make-shift triathlon. The grief stricken group wanted to do something …

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Longtime employee Rich Scofield credits The Union’s teamwork for its success (9)

September 20, 2014 — 

Rich Scofield said he took a full-time position with The Union newspaper to help pay the bills while looking for “a real job.” That was 47 years ago. Today, Scofield’s …

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Seelmeyer: Oh, the memories of my days with The Union (10)

September 20, 2014 — 

That time I was listening to an avowed Marxist — at the time, possibly the last remaining Marxist on the face of the earth — as he joyfully explained to …

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Ackerman: The whole point to ‘the daily miracle’ is to ‘give a damn’ (11)

September 20, 2014 — 

There’s a newspaper in Nevada that boasts it is, “The Only Paper That Gives A Damn About Yerington.” Try as I might, I couldn’t find anyone to refute that. There …

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History of talent and innovation in Nevada County: Grass Valley video industry (12)

September 20, 2014 — 

The Gold Rush brought a rich mining industry to western Nevada County in the mid-19th century, but after more than 100 years of consistent mine extraction valued at more than …

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Cartoonist Crabb’s creativity worth (several) thousand words (13)

September 20, 2014 — 

If a picture is worth a thousand words, then R.L. Crabb has spared a substantial amount of ink in delivering his message to The Union readers over the past two …

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Nevada County Namesakes: McMurray Lake (14)

September 20, 2014 — 

Robert McMurray is the namesake of McMurray Lake. Born Aug. 8, 1831 in Delhi, Delaware County, New York, Robert was the next to youngest of nine known children born to …

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SPD Market: It’s all about the customer (15)

September 20, 2014 — 

David Painter remembers sorting soda pop and sweeping sawdust from the meat locker floor at SPD Market in Nevada City when he was just 11 years old. The grocery store, …

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Nevada County’s love of beer dates back to 1850s (16)

September 20, 2014 — 

Between 1856 and 1880, beer production in Nevada County increased from 44,000 gallons to 500,000 gallons per year — and by the end of that span there were a total …

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Bumps in fire governance don’t derail Nevada County ‘boots on the ground,’ official says (17)

September 20, 2014 — 

Nevada County fire agencies worked together seamlessly, efficiently and professionally to quell the recent Dog Bar and Pasquale fires, despite any ongoing rumblings among their superiors over shared services, a …

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‘Sovereign citizen’ involved in law enforcement shoot-out charged with federal crimes (18)

September 20, 2014 — 

The man charged locally with attempted murder in a June 14 shoot-out that injured a federal Bureau of Land Management ranger and a California Highway Patrol officer now will face …

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Police blotter: Botched syringe hand-off leads to 911 call (19)

September 20, 2014 — 

Grass Valley Police Department Thursday 9:50 a.m. — A caller from Highway 184 and Brunswick Road reported a vehicle all over the road, unable to maintain lines and throwing a …

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Road rage fight in Yuba County leaves one dead (20)

September 20, 2014 — 

Road rage is the suspected catalyst of a four-man fight that left one dead in the Yuba County foothills on Tuesday. Two men were arrested, one was taken to the …

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