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Disney film has Nevada County ties (1)

July 12, 2014 — 

​On Friday, July 18, the new animated Disney movie “Planes: Fire & Rescue” will premiere at Sierra Cinemas in Grass Valley with two or three showings between noon and 4 …

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Guard arrested for possession of child pornography (2)

July 12, 2014 — 

The Placer County Sheriff’s Office arrested a private security guard Thursday night for possession of child pornography. James Lee Johnson, 49, of Citrus Heights, was booked at the Placer County …

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Deputy arrested for unlawful sex (3)

July 12, 2014 — 

Placer County Sheriff’s Deputy Ken Skogen was arrested Thursday by investigators from the Placer County District Attorney’s Office, according to a press release. Skogen has been charged with four felony …

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Grass Valley man injured in solo accident (4)

July 12, 2014 — 

A 66-year-old Grass Valley man was flown to a Roseville hospital after rolling his vehicle Friday morning on Dog Bar Road. The man, identified by the California Highway Patrol as …

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Local businesses not dried up, yet (5)

July 12, 2014 — 

California’s drought has affected various aspects of the state’s economy, from agricultural production to employment. A recent study by the University of California Davis’ Center for Watershed Sciences reported that …

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Facing a ‘new reality’ on water (6)

July 12, 2014 — 

If there were any doubt that Nevada County is feeling impacts from the drought, check out the wider-than-normal grainy beachfront at the campgrounds along Scotts Flat Lake reservoir. “The selling …

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Grand jury report on Grass Valley School District elicits response (7)

July 12, 2014 — 

More than a week ago, the Nevada County grand jury released a report finding dangerous health and safety conditions at two Grass Valley School District schools, with issues that include …

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Police blotter: Peeping Tom sparks fight (8)

July 12, 2014 — 

Grass Valley Police Department Thursday 9:31 a.m. — A caller from Primrose Lane reported scam calls to obtain voting and credit card information. 11:14 a.m. — A woman from the …

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Area leaders to meet July 24 on drought issues (9)

July 12, 2014 — 

A water summit for Nevada County elected officials and community leaders has been set for July 24 to discuss countywide strategies to deal with the drought. The summit, to be …

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Fire season: A year-round proposition? (10)

July 12, 2014 — 

Fire danger levels are high this summer. The National Fuel Moisture database indicates that in recent months the brush has been trending toward drier conditions since mid-April. Around Nevada County, …

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Lake Wildwood man killed in solo crash (11)

July 11, 2014 — 

A Lake Wildwood man was killed in a solo crash Friday morning after he drifted off the road and ended up crashing into a culvert. David Ostrander, 69, was driving …

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Residents, city form neighborhood watch (12)

July 10, 2014 — 

LaMarque Court was in the paper too often, according to Mike Stine, president of the LaMarque Court Neighborhood Watch. It was for the wrong reasons as cars and homes were …

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Home invader suspect sought (13)

July 10, 2014 — 

Grass Valley Police officers are looking for a suspect who broke into a Second Street home and demanded drugs before fleeing Thursday morning. Officers responded to the residence on the …

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Caring for horses in need (14)

July 10, 2014 — 

When the fast-moving vegetation fire broke out Monday off Hutto Road in Big Oak Valley, there was a brand new team on standby, ready to rescue endangered horses if necessary. …

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Merry Jane owner aims to raise awareness with Grass Valley cannabis boutique (15)

July 10, 2014 — 

Local marijuana activist and Plan It Solar founder Martin Webb has opened Merry Jane, a Grass Valley cannabis boutique which began selling products to the public last week. Located on …

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Police blotter: Wandering woman with clown makeup reported (16)

July 10, 2014 — 

Grass Valley Police Department Wednesday 7:56 a.m. — A caller from the 200 block of Sutton Way reported a stolen black Acura Integra. At 10 a.m., a caller reported seeing …

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Meet local historian at Thursday market (17)

July 10, 2014 — 

Since releasing “Sierra Stories,” Gary Noy has been touring through California and Nevada. So far he’s done more than 40 book-signing events throughout the region. Noy is coming to today’s …

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Nevada County Board of Education denies spending motion (18)

July 10, 2014 — 

The Nevada County Board of Education denied a motion Wednesday that would have required Superintendent of Schools Holly Hermansen to give monthly reports to the board on her credit card …

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Cost-of-living increases OK’d for Nevada City workers (19)

July 10, 2014 — 

The Nevada City Council approved new memorandums of understanding with five of the bargaining units representing city employees at this week’s council meeting. All of those bargaining units received cost …

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Banner Grange Swap Meet celebrates 50-year legacy (20)

July 10, 2014 — 

The Banner Grange Swap Meet is the longest-running event of its kind in Nevada County and will be celebrating its 50-year anniversary on Saturday with a special celebration featuring great …

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