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Grass Valley City Council mulls single-use plastic bag ban (1)

April 23, 2014 — 

Tuesday night, the Grass Valley City Council discussed the possibility of proposing an ordinance restricting the distribution of single-use plastic bags. “The bottom line is we need to do something,” …

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Woman injured in solo crash on McCourtney Road (2)

April 23, 2014 — 

An elderly Penn Valley woman was flown to a Roseville hospital Monday night after a solo-vehicle accident. At approximately 6:30 p.m., Beverly Lorenwaser, 80, was driving a Toyota Matrix southbound …

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Penn Valley school board discusses distraught parents’ group (3)

April 23, 2014 — 

The Penn Valley Union School District board of trustees met Tuesday night and discussed recent safety accusations a parent group, Nevada County Parents for Student Success (NCPSS), has made against …

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Nevada County Bar Association ranks DA, judge candidates (4)

April 22, 2014 — 

Nevada County district attorney candidate David Alkire emerged as the clear winner over incumbent Cliff Newell in a plebescite conducted by the Nevada County Bar Association. Among the five candidates …

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Nevada City Council to tackle more than 65 street-closure requests (5)

April 22, 2014 — 

At tonight’s meeting of the Nevada City Council, officials will consider a master list of more than 65 street closure requests. They’ve been grouped together as a single agenda item …

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Nevada City bag ban meeting set for May 1 (6)

April 22, 2014 — 

One year after getting approached by a group of students and concerned citizens advocating for the reduced distribution of plastic bags, Nevada City is unveiling a draft version of a …

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California Mille classic Italian auto rally to Grass Valley (7)

April 22, 2014 — 

The 24th running of the California Mille (“Mille”), a motoring tribute to Italy’s most-famous open road race, the Mille Miglia (thousand mile), will begin with a free car show atop …

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Nevada County to state: ‘Don’t even think about selling Empire Mine State Park’ (8)

April 22, 2014 — 

Nevada County pushed back strongly Tuesday against the state’s plans to “explore options to transfer or sell” Empire Mine State Historic Park in Grass Valley. “The board of supervisors wants …

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Revised medical marijuana ordinance set for Nevada County ballot (9)

April 22, 2014 — 

Despite numerous pleas Tuesday to the contrary, Nevada County’s current medical marijuana cultivation ordinance will stand in place at least until fall, when a replacement ordinance will go before voters …

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Nevada County sees drop in hospitality work (10)

April 21, 2014 — 

Nevada County remained 15th in labor force employment in March, after maintaining a 7.4 percent unemployment rate, lower than 40 other counties in the state, according to a monthly study …

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World Book Night comes to Nevada County (11)

April 21, 2014 — 

On Wednesday, more than 25,000 volunteers across the nation will give away half a million free books in more than 6,000 towns and cities across the country, during the third …

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DA reviewing allegations against Nevada City physician (12)

April 21, 2014 — 

The Nevada County District Attorney is reviewing allegations of practicing medicine without a license against a Nevada City man whose office was raided by state officials last month. Dr. Harvey …

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Penn Valley Fire staff uncovers hazardous waste violations at routine inspection (13)

April 21, 2014 — 

After a five-month investigation, a Penn Valley business has been ordered to comply with efforts to resolve 24 instances of illegal storage and treatment of hazardous waste with potential for …

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Bag ban, I-80 detour and Empire Mine on Grass Valley council agenda (14)

April 21, 2014 — 

After months of public comment urging the city to consider an ordinance restricting the distribution of single-use plastic bags, the Grass Valley City Council will be discussing the matter at …

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Penn Valley Union Elementary School District superintendent search meeting to be held (15)

April 21, 2014 — 

The Penn Valley Union Elementary School District board of trustees will hold a community input meeting Tuesday at the Ready Springs School gym at 6 p.m., to gather information from …

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Nevada County licensees attend ABC liquor law workshop (16)

April 21, 2014 — 

More than 100 local servers attended a voluntary training session Monday morning with the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control. Officials said Monday’s turnout was strong. With more than 400 …

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Rape defense class empowers women at DVSAC (17)

April 21, 2014 — 

Kay Swartzendruber’s life changed when she attended a self-defense class for women at California State University, Chico two years ago. What she learned was so empowering that she wanted to …

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Free workshop aims to help women love their bodies (18)

April 21, 2014 — 

“Your Body Your Temple - The Art of Feeling Good in Your Body as a Woman” is a free mini-workshop Anna-Thea will present from 6:30 to 8 p.m. April 28 …

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Acupuncture may now be covered care (19)

April 21, 2014 — 

As of Jan. 1, 2014, all small group and individuals health insurance policies issued, amended, or renewed in California must cover acupuncture. That means more people will have access to …

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Grass Valley resident regains sight (20)

April 21, 2014 — 

Fully one-third of all Californians are now registered as organ, eye, and tissue donors, but the gap between them and the number of donors waiting for organs continues to widen. …

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