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(LIVE FEED) Marijuana: Nevada County Board of Supervisors discuss pot ballot measure (1)

February 9, 2016 — 

Follow our live coverage of today's Nevada County Board of Supervisors meeting, and their discussion about the local marijuana ballot initiative, below: Also follow The Union's Alan Riquelmy on Twitter …

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Susan George: Nevada County Chambers of Commerce at work (2)

February 7, 2016 — 

The 2016 Labor Law Update & Business Essentials Seminar presented valuable information to local businesses. “Michael Letzia, the presenter, was able to deliver a great amount of material in a …

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Doug Behr & Ken Getz: Turn browser apps into desktop apps (3)

February 7, 2016 — 

I use Google Inbox for my email in Windows 10, but I get tired of having to keep a browser window open all the time. I often close the browser …

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Machen MacDonald: Movin’ on up to 90210 (4)

February 7, 2016 — 

Beverly Hills 90210 was a popular show in the ‘90s. The prestigious 90210 is perhaps the most recognizable zip code in the world for many reasons other than just the …

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Sounding the way at The Light Loft in Nevada City (5)

February 7, 2016 — 

Jan Cercone’s career of helping hospice patients die with dignity and calm has evolved into a private practice that helps her clients live life with verve and confidence.“I became a …

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Meet your merchant: Get pampered at Champagne Jane (6)

February 7, 2016 — 

As far back as the age of 7, Alyssa Orellana has wanted to be a hairstylist. As a little girl, she remembers telling a grocery store clerk that she wanted …

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Pampered Earth Kids in Grass Valley features twice-loved clothes and fresh cloth diapers (7)

January 31, 2016 — 

Elsie Lopin was a stay-at-home mom when her second child was born. Concerned about the environmental impact of disposal diapers, she called around in search of a Nevada County cloth …

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‘There and back’ in business for orthodontist Linda Sheridan (8)

January 31, 2016 — 

Dr. Linda Sheridan has been there and back again — literally. She worked diligently to become one of the most-respected orthodontists in the industry, retired — and now she’s back. …

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Machen MacDonald: $@#?! Success (9)

January 31, 2016 — 

It’s rainy and foggy outside with no sunshine in the immediate forecast. In fact, it feels like the sun may never come out from behind the clouds. Not only can …

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Marc Cuniberti: Establishing an ‘exit point’ in advance (10)

January 31, 2016 — 

Many investors took major losses on their stock portfolios in 2008 and 2009 and most would attribute those losses to plunging stock prices. Beside the obvious stock price plunge, there …

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Meet Your Merchant: SoundCheck is a hub for musicians (11)

January 24, 2016 — 

Bill Lapham can’t remember a time when he wasn’t surrounded by music. While growing up in the suburbs of Los Angeles, his dad, uncles and cousins were all musicians, and …

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Machen MacDonald: Let go to get there (12)

January 24, 2016 — 

To get ahead in business try letting go. I love the saying, “You can’t get to second base if you don’t take your foot off first.” Such a statement is …

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Greg Bulanti: Real estate rebounding (13)

January 24, 2016 — 

As we close out 2015 and look ahead to 2016 we see a healthy, appreciating real estate market. House sales prices have increased about 6 percent in California and almost …

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Allen Ostrofe: Everyone hates stocks again — time to buy? (14)

January 24, 2016 — 

Kapil and Monica from Ashland, Oregon contacted us recently, concerned about recent markets’ impact on their investments. They had heard that investor fears from a combination of the Chinese economic …

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Meet Your Merchant: Weiss Brothers Nursery evolving with the times (15)

January 17, 2016 — 

Dwight Weiss sees Nevada County through a very different lens. When he’s over at The Rood Center, his eyes go directly to the line of trees leading up to the …

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Mountain Temple Gallery: Cultural asset, sacred space in Nevada City (16)

January 17, 2016 — 

You’d have to visit the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco or the Rubin Museum of Art in New York City to view a collection as unique and exotic as …

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Town Hall set Tuesday for Penn Valley Area Chamber of Commerce (17)

January 17, 2016 — 

The Penn Valley Area Chamber of Commerce will present and host their 8th Annual Community Town Hall Meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the community room of the Penn Valley …

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2016 labor law update Jan. 26: What Nevada County businesses need to know (18)

January 17, 2016 — 

The 2016 Labor Law Seminar is set for 7:30 a.m. to noon Jan. 26 at Esterly Hall, at the Association of Realtors, 336 Crown Point Circle, Grass Valley. The seminar …

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Doug Behl & Ken Getz: Make Windows easier to see (19)

January 17, 2016 — 

I just bought a new laptop with a super high-resolution screen, and I often have a hard time reading the fonts on the screen—they’re just too small. Before I return …

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Machen MacDonald: Energy out, clients in (20)

January 17, 2016 — 

There are certain universal principles that work every time. Just like summer has followed spring, the last 6,000-some odd years without deviation. Just as you throw something off a cliff, …

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