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Nevada County jail time can offer ‘second chances’ (1)

March 30, 2015 — 

Under the circumstances, Joe Jones could be one of the best prepared men for fatherhood in Nevada County. With his new baby — his second — born this month, Jones …

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Valentina’s Organic Bistro & Bakery: come for the food, stay for the love (2)

March 30, 2015 — 

While growing up in Russia, Valentina Masterz always loved the sound of American English, even though she couldn’t understand a word.“It had a beautiful sound,” she said. “Like a bird …

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Police Blotter: Woman assaulted by one-armed friend (3)

March 30, 2015 — 

Grass Valley Police Department Friday8:03 a.m. — A caller from the 1000 block of Sutton Way reported someone camping outside of a business in a big motor home.10:21 a.m. — …

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Grass Valley sees moderate sales tax growth (4)

March 30, 2015 — 

Grass Valley sales tax receipts for last year’s fourth quarter — from July to September 2014 — saw a 2.3 percent increase from the same period in 2013, an uptick …

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Trail’s open: Bear Yuba Land Trust hosts grand opening at Black Swan Ranch (5)

March 30, 2015 — 

Black Swan Ranch, located in far western Nevada County along the Lower Yuba River off Mooney Flat Road, was the site of a Bear Yuba Land Trust grand opening of …

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Talent to be treasured: The Gold Rush art of Charles Christian Nahl (6)

March 28, 2015 — 

The California Gold Rush occupies a special place in the annals of history for many reasons. The event is generally considered to have been the largest migration of people to …

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League of Women Voters looks to embrace next generation of leaders (7)

March 28, 2015 — 

MaryJane Huenergardt wanted to get involved with a politically-minded, local organization — as a volunteer organizer for the Gold Country YMCA, she was often involved in conversations about community issues. …

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Nevada City to meet fire union, discuss temporary closure of Station 54 (8)

March 28, 2015 — 

Following Nevada County Consolidated Fire District’s decision not to extend the stay of three firefighters at Nevada City’s only fire station 54, City Manager Mark Prestwich will meet with local …

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Nevada County pursues fines for Penn Valley tree-cutting at Gateway Center (9)

March 28, 2015 — 

Nevada County has denied an appeal from a developer who was fined $35,700 for cutting down an alleged 40 trees at a Penn Valley shopping center.However, staff for the developer, …

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Nevada City economic development plan to preserve downtown area (10)

March 28, 2015 — 

An economic development strategy Nevada City aims to implement in the coming year will not only focus on growing local businesses in the area, but seeks to maintain and preserve …

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Police Blotter: Peacock breaks leg, church defecation (11)

March 28, 2015 — 

Grass Valley Police DepartmentThursday8:53 a.m. — A woman from the 100 block of Neal Street reported finding personal items in a purse she purchased at a thrift store.2:45 p.m. — …

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Tantalizing tulips: Springtime at Ananda (VIDEO) (12)

March 28, 2015 — 

Spring has sprung, and up at Ananda Village, the flowers are blooming. The annual tulip festival, Springtime at Ananda, at the Crystal Hermitage Gardens begins this weekend.Only 20 minutes outside …

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Brad Prowse: 100 years ago in Nevada County — March 1915 (13)

March 28, 2015 — 

The Vitagraph Players are filming a movie, The Chalice of Courage, at Jones Bar, starring Miss Aileen Allen. The actress was in the freezing water for several hours. At one …

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Then & Now: Bret Harte building (14)

March 28, 2015 — 

The Bret Harte Hotel, originally built in 1917 and shown here circa 1930s and today as it is currently operated as the Bret Harte Retirement Inn, has long served as …

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County addresses concern over roadside vegetation control (15)

March 28, 2015 — 

The purpose of Nevada County’s roadside vegetation control is to ensure that road shoulders are safe for motorists (improved sight distance), promote a longer pavement life, and provide a fire …

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Best of Nevada County (16)

March 28, 2015 — 

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Former NU volleyball standout makes way as pro beach player (17)

March 27, 2015 — 

A little more than 10 years ago Ali Daley was rising above the net and driving down kills as a senior for the Nevada Union girls volleyball team, leading the …

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Jim Hemig: Strange bedfellows (18)

March 27, 2015 — 

I’m a Ryan Golze fan. I’ll admit it. But I had the difficult job of calling Ryan Tuesday and informing him that The Union had to cover the news over …

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Grass Valley finds Mill Street house structurally sound (19)

March 27, 2015 — 

Grass Valley city staff have declared a Mill Street home to be “structurally sound,” after the home’s tenant claimed that it was uninhabitable. City inspectors, though, have not entered the …

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Police blotter: Caller reports chainsaw fight (20)

March 27, 2015 — 

Grass Valley Police DepartmentWednesday10:10 a.m. — A caller from the 800 block of Old Tunnel Road reported two men looking into vehicles in a parking lot; they were gone when …

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