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Proposed Alta Sierra Dollar General store decision referred to Nevada County planning commission (1)

July 1, 2015 — 

After a three-hour public hearing Wednesday, a Nevada County zoning officer decided to refer plans for a proposed Dollar General store in Alta Sierra to the county Planning Commission for …

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Fourth of July parade to be streamed live by Nevada County Television (2)

July 1, 2015 — 

Nevada County Television will be streaming Saturday’s Fourth of July parade live to the Internet starting at 10:30 a.m. The broadcast will be in HD and available to watch on …

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Ex-state Senator Leland Yee pleads guilty to racketeering in California (3)

July 1, 2015 — 

SAN FRANCISCO — An ex-California state senator pleaded guilty Wednesday to a racketeering charge in an organized crime and public corruption case centered in San Francisco’s Chinatown.Leland Yee could face …

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Two injured in Highway 49 collision near La Barr Meadows Road (4)

July 1, 2015 — 

Two drivers were transported to Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital Wednesday morning after their cars collided on Highway 49 north of McKnight Way at the La Barr Meadows Road intersection, an …

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Healthy Options: Nora Nausbaum – Alexander Technique (5)

July 1, 2015 — 

A professional flutist with a master’s degree in music from the New England Conservatory of Music, Nora Nausbaum’s love of music almost destroyed her body. At the age of 30, …

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At 103, GV man is still on-the-go (6)

July 1, 2015 — 

Sitting still just isn’t Carma Drury’s style.Most days, he’s up and out the door before 9 a.m.; he’s more likely to be found digging ditches to install water lines in …

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Nevada City Council approves annual Waste Management rate increase (7)

July 1, 2015 — 

The Nevada City Council approved a resolution last week that will increase 2015 Waste Management rates by more than 1 percent starting July 1. The rate adjustment will be for …

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Celebrating a 75th unbirthday in Lewis Carroll style (8)

July 1, 2015 — 

Pattie Bernardo Shaw celebrated her 75th unbirthday at the Emma Nevada Bed-and-Breakfast at 528 East Broad St., Nevada City, with an “Alice in Wonderland” theme.All of Shaw’s children — Rick …

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Sam Schug, Auburn Elementary principal, to take the helm at Seven Hills School (9)

July 1, 2015 — 

district’s 2015-2016 certificated administrative salary schedule, plus benefits. Schug will replace outgoing Seven Hills Principal David Figuly, who submitted his resignation to the board of trustees in March, effective at …

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Police blotter: Vandalism incidents reported in Alta Sierra (10)

July 1, 2015 — 

Grass Valley Police DepartmentSunday6:29 p.m. — A caller from the 400 block of French Avenue reported drug activity.7:10 p.m. — A caller from the 200 block of South Auburn Street …

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Man accused of molesting girls turns down plea offer (11)

July 1, 2015 — 

A man charged with multiple counts of molesting three girls, one of whom said she was 11 at the time, turned down a plea offer in court Friday that would …

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Colfax High assistant principal to replace Nieto (12)

July 1, 2015 — 

After a two-week search, Bear River High School has its next principal.At a special meeting Monday afternoon, the Nevada Joint Union High School District Board of Trustees voted 4-0 to …

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Police blotter: ‘Bogus’ charity soliciter reported (13)

July 1, 2015 — 

Grass Valley Police DepartmentMonday7:13 a.m. — A caller from the 100 block of South School Street reported a burglary to a vehicle with the car stereo taken.9:27 a.m. — A …

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Traffic stop leads to arrest of two on honey oil charges (14)

July 1, 2015 — 

Two men were pulled over by a California Highway Patrol officer, reportedly due to license plate and registration infractions, and ended up going to jail on a number of marijuana-related …

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Three Nevada County home winemakers band together for an adventure (15)

July 1, 2015 — 

It was a hot afternoon last July when Jim Garrett and I were cataloguing the wines that had been entered in the Nevada County Fair home winemakers competition.While entries have …

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Two arrested in connection with Grass Valley hit and run (16)

July 1, 2015 — 

Two men ended up in custody after a hit and run accident in Grass Valley Monday afternoon.Grass Valley Police officers responded to the 700 block of Maltman Drive at about …

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Having a field day (17)

July 1, 2015 — 

Over the weekend, amateur radio operators set up stations throughout the community while simulating an emergency situation. The Nevada County Amateur Radio Club set up their station at the amphitheater …

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Man reportedly strips after vehicle crash, dives into passerby’s truck (18)

July 1, 2015 — 

Two good Samaritans who came upon a vehicle crash on the San Juan Ridge Monday ended up getting into altercations with the driver, who reportedly stripped naked and ended up …

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Grass Valley teen sentenced in high-speed chase involving stolen car (19)

July 1, 2015 — 

A Grass Valley teen who led law enforcement on a high-speed pursuit through Penn Valley while driving a stolen car was sentenced Tuesday to one year in jail, with the …

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Superintendent of Schools Hermansen: Grand Jury report ‘contains a lot of errors’ (20)

July 1, 2015 — 

A Nevada County Civil Grand Jury report released June 26 that cited excessive spending on Nevada County Office of Education-issued credit cards and a lack of financial oversight by the …

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