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Seasonal sale on at Kodo Arts in Nevada City (1)

May 1, 2016 — 

On Thursday, the last of the shipping crates at Kodo Arts in Nevada City were still being unpacked. While Yuko Abo worked up front, she could hear sporadic “wows” coming …

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Grass Valley graffiti suspect arrested (2)

May 1, 2016 — 

Graffiti suspect arrestedThe Grass Valley Police Department arrested a man believed to be responsible for many graffiti taggings in Grass Valley Friday night. The man was identified many days ago …

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Meet Your Merchant: Generations of getting the spot out at Mercury Cleaners (3)

April 24, 2016 — 

As a boy, Tom Van Dyke remembers his grandfather boiling his own starch and pressing his customers’ collars and cuffs by hand. Today it’s a lost art, he says. His …

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The Day Break Cafe: down home comfort food in Penn Valley (4)

April 17, 2016 — 

By the time he was just 8, Steve Fidler was already making breakfast in bed for his family on weekends. His favorite? Pancakes made with raspberries he’d picked himself. “Even …

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Music to my ears: audiologist Sol Barros and the joy of sound (5)

April 11, 2016 — 

While growing up in Puerto Rico, Sol Barros dreamed of attending college in the continental U.S. Although she was a strong student, Barros’ parents told her that the faraway colleges …

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Gary’s Place Saloon in Grass Valley: where everybody knows your name (6)

April 10, 2016 — 

Shirley Guidera was all smiles when they set her birthday cake down on the bar Wednesday afternoon. She was beaming as she blew out the single candle on her double …

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Local gem: Utopian Stone in Nevada City (7)

April 3, 2016 — 

When Diane and Pat Dyer first started dating at Nevada Union High School, they never could have guessed what life had in store. This year, they are celebrating 50 years …

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Charities to receive bulk of large estate (8)

April 3, 2016 — 

DEAR BRUCE: I have a few friends I would like to remember in my will, but I would like the majority of my money to go to several animal organizations. …

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River Valley Community Bank earns top ratings for financial strength over 30 consecutive quarters (9)

April 3, 2016 — 

River Valley Community Bank, which has an office in Grass Valley, announced top ratings it has earned from BauerFinancial, Inc. and DepositAccounts.com. The Yuba City-based bank has been rated five-star …

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Do well in business by doing your BEST (10)

April 3, 2016 — 

Successful people in business and in leadership share something in common. There are four key practices the do on a regular basis. They do well by doing their BEST. Everybody …

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Ken Getz and Doug Behl: Don’t bother killing apps on iPhone (11)

April 3, 2016 — 

I have an iPhone 6, and I’d like to make sure I get the best battery life out of the phone, so it lasts all day, if possible. A friend …

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Solar companies react to electric ‘time of use’ plan changes (12)

April 3, 2016 — 

Pacific Gas and Electric is phasing out a popular rate plan that customers — especially solar energy customers — have long used to save money. There is a way to …

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Machen MacDonald: SERVE others to be their best (13)

March 27, 2016 — 

Successful people know one of the biggest wastes of time is trying to please people. Therefore, they don’t lose time trying to please people. They understand a person’s pleasure is …

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Marc Cuniberti: Is deflation back in business? (14)

March 27, 2016 — 

The opposite of inflation where prices rise, deflation is the fall in general price levels.One would think lower prices would be a good thing and many an analyst agrees the …

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The ski industry: Western, Lake Tahoe resort bookings continue uptick (15)

March 21, 2016 — 

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. — It’s no secret that snow is the big cash cow for any mountain town.While resorts across the Rockies and farther west continue to expand year-round …

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The Crazy Horse Saloon and Grill now has a family vibe in Nevada City (16)

March 20, 2016 — 

When Terra Saxton moved from Tahoe to Nevada City, she already had a plan in mind. She knew she wanted to open a business, but she hadn’t settled on what …

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‘Fab 5’ event Wednesday features Autometrix (17)

March 20, 2016 — 

Wednesday’s “Fab 5” event will feature a presentation by local manufacturing company, Autometrix Precision Cutting, Inc.,Autometrix, located at 12098 Charles Drive in Grass Valley, produces automated cutting systems to aid …

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Allen Ostrofe: Contribute to a retirement plan after age 70-1/2? (18)

March 20, 2016 — 

Burt and Alice consider themselves “New Age” business people. They were an American success story, having started a business in their garage over 40 years ago. Their now technologically-advanced-retail/wholesale firm, …

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Machen MacDonald: 7 steps to becoming a more profound leader (19)

March 20, 2016 — 

Throughout history, regardless of the organization, there is a characteristic that all great leaders possess.A quality that is attractive and gets positive results. You can develop this trait in yourself …

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Doug Behl and Ken Getz: Getting connected in airports (20)

March 20, 2016 — 

Q. I travel a lot, thought lots of different airports. In each one, I have to worry about how to get connected. Some airports have airline lounges that have free …

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