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Our View: Let’s let the spirit of giving lead the way (1)

December 20, 2014 — 

The Union’s Editorial Board has been constructed to represent the strongly differing opinions and political stances of western Nevada County’s community members. What is kind of miraculous about this is …

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100-year-old Grass Valley man among original Toys for Tots supporters (2)

December 20, 2014 — 

Grass Valley is home to one of the original Los Angeles Reservists who started the first Toys for Tots collection. First Sgt. Wilber Lyon first enlisted in the Marines in …

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Spontaneous combustion makes oily rags catch fire downtown (3)

December 20, 2014 — 

Just before 7 a.m. Friday morning, firefighters were dispatched to a report of smoke at 109 North Pine St. in downtown Nevada City. The second and third floors of the …

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Four elected to Alta Sierra board (4)

December 20, 2014 — 

Some questions about who will serve on the Alta Sierra Property Owners Association board in 2015 were answered this month with the election of four people. At the same time, …

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Police Blotter: Widespread theft, squatters with stolen mail reported in Grass Valley garage (5)

December 20, 2014 — 

Nevada County Sheriff’s Office Thursday 10:50 a.m. — A missing person on the 26000 block of Sweetland Road reported that he was alive and well at home. He was subsequently …

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Donation Day reigns through inclement weather in Grass Valley (6)

December 20, 2014 — 

The Donation Day parade, one of Grass Valley’s oldest traditions, persisted through heavy rain Friday morning, moving the traditionally outdoor community march into the halls of Grass Valley Charter School. …

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Nevada Union High School gets second bomb threat before winter break (7)

December 20, 2014 — 

Nevada Union High School received its second bomb threat in the past four days, one day before students completed their final exams and went on a two-week break. Similar to …

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Grass Valley Police: Strategic plan for chronic offenders working (8)

December 20, 2014 — 

Nevada County saw a groundswell of anger over transients and crime presumed to be connected to the transient population in 2014. Amid numerous complaints and calls for service, Grass Valley …

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Nevada County judge postpones decision on Penn Valley permit case (9)

December 20, 2014 — 

A Nevada County judge on Friday delayed a final ruling on a controversial case involving a building permit near a cell tower in Penn Valley. After hearing arguments Friday on …

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Penn Valley community groups give to families in need (10)

December 19, 2014 — 

To give families in the community a chance to celebrate the holidays with a plate full of turkey, mashed potatoes and all the necessary fixings for a feast, the Penn …

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Nevada County Board of Supervisors to hear new Yuba River Charter School plans Jan. 13 (11)

December 19, 2014 — 

After 20 years of leasing space for their K-8 school, officials of Yuba River Charter School are eager for their own new building, if the Nevada County Board of Supervisors …

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Neighborhood eyesore: Break-ins, vandalism reports frequent at HEW building (12)

December 19, 2014 — 

The old HEW building, just outside Nevada City, has been abandoned for years, since it was decommissioned by the county in 2005, and an ambitious proposal to turn the property …

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Police blotter: Caller reported bear was visiting daycare (13)

December 19, 2014 — 

Grass Valley Police Department Wednesday 8:08 a.m. — A woman from the 600 block of West Main Street reported a man looking into the windows of her garage; he could …

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Shop with cops: Grass Valley Police Officers Association takes kids on shopping spree (14)

December 19, 2014 — 

Grass Valley Police officers, volunteers, and — of course — Santa and Mrs. Claus made the morning of Dec. 13 a very special one for a number of local children. …

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Camptonville man critical after Wednesday wreck (15)

December 19, 2014 — 

A Camptonville man remains in critical condition after crashing his vehicle Wednesday afternoon. Donald Webb was driving southbound on Highway 49, about a half-mile past Old Downieville Highway, when he …

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Dowling tentatively rules in favor of Nevada County in cell tower case (16)

December 19, 2014 — 

Nevada County Superior Court Judge Sean Dowling has issued a tentative ruling in favor of Nevada County in a long-standing lawsuit over a building permit near a Verizon cell tower …

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Tahoe National Forest announces seasonal road, trail closures (17)

December 19, 2014 — 

Dec. 31 is the last day many roads and trails on the Tahoe National Forest will be open for the season. Wet and snowy weather necessitates closure of some routes …

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PCSO investigating remains found in Colfax storage unit (18)

December 18, 2014 — 

The Placer County Sheriff’s Office has issued a press release asking help from the public after the remains of two infants were found in a Colfax storage unit just before …

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Stormy weather sends part of Stonehouse parking lot into Deer Creek (19)

December 18, 2014 — 

Earlier this month after the first heavy rains, a retaining wall at the edge of the Stonehouse parking lot in Nevada City gave way — dropping heavy boulders and chunks …

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Education app promotes digital storytelling (20)

December 18, 2014 — 

With local school districts delving into the use of interactive mobile tools such as Chromebooks and iPads, teachers now have a wide array of Internet-based educational applications to use in …

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