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On an uncharacteristically cool June summer morning, a group of Nevada County residents piled into two buses for the 2016 Nevada County Ag Tour. The tour was put on in coordination with the Nevada County Farm Bureau, the Nevada County Resource Conservation District as well as numerous local sponsors. The tour group was treated to a visit to Mountain Bounty
Published: June 21, 2016
Grass Valley’s Thursday Night Market kicks off this evening — and locals can expect to see some new features at the annual outdoor event. The market, which is hosted by the Grass Valley Downtown Association, will bring artisan crafts, food and drink, live entertainment and more to downtown from 5:30-9 p.m. every Thursday through July 28.This year’s market will have
Published: June 22, 2016
The National Newspaper Association has awarded The Union with seven industry honors in its 2016 Better Newspaper Editorial Contest.Among the honors earned, The Union is a finalist for General Excellence in the Daily Division, which will be announced Sept. 24 during the NNA’s 130th annual convention in Franklin, Tennessee. Staff Writer Emily Lavin took first place for Best Education/Literacy Story
Published: June 23, 2016
In what’s already been a whirlwind since adding “Indianapolis 500 champion,” to his resume, Alexander Rossi is now vying for another title — and his fans can help him earn it.Rossi, a Nevada City native, was among the athletes nominated for the 2016 ESPYS, ESPN’s annual sports awards set for a live broadcast July 13 from the Microsoft Theatre in
Published: June 23, 2016
On Saturday, Bob Treiberg will conclude a career in the Boy Scouts of America that has spanned 35 years. The longtime scoutmaster for local Troop 24 is retiring from scouting after attending and supervising more than 1,800 meetings, 180 camp outs and helping nearly 80 Eagle Scouts achieve the highest rank in scouting.Brad Fowler, an Eagle Scout by way of
Published: June 23, 2016
On June 20, local attorney Bob Litchfield attended a session of the U.S. Supreme Court, in Washington, D.C. He appeared before the Justices of the U.S. Supreme Court, and was sworn in as officially admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court.After the court session, Litchfield and a group of fellow attorneys from the Phi Alpha Delta legal fraternity were
Published: June 26, 2016
A dancer performs at Grass Valley’s Thursday Night Market on June 23. The market runs each Thursday from 5 - 9:30 p.m. through the end of July.
Published: June 26, 2016
For More informationCalla Lily Crepes408 Broad St.New York Hotel parking lot530-615-7629Hours: Mondays, 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.mTuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.Fridays and Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 2:30 a.m.Sundays, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.Facebook: Calla Lily Crepes
Published: June 26, 2016
Nevada County supervisors are scheduled to vote Tuesday on placing a library tax on the November ballot.The Board of Supervisors meets at 9 a.m. at the Eric Rood Administrative Center, 950 Maidu Ave., Nevada City. It’s scheduled to hear about the tax at 10:30 a.m. from Librarian Laura Pappani.The proposal, if adopted by the board, would put the question on
Published: June 26, 2016
Grass Valley Police DepartmentFriday8:37 a.m. — A caller reported a man sleeping on a lawn near a parking lot on the 200 block of Mill Street.11:08 a.m. — A caller from a business on the 900 block of Sutton Way reported a shoplifter.12:28 p.m. — A caller reported a family panhandling in front of a store on the 100 block
Published: June 26, 2016
Tell me about yourself.Angie is the mother of Alex, who is in Mrs. Welch’s third-grade class on a “field work trip” to the Truckee Library. This is Angie’s fourth time being a parent chaperone for Sierra Expeditionary Learning School’s Field Work trips with her two children.What brings you to the library?Mrs. Welch explains that she decided to use the name
Published: June 26, 2016
The Office of the Nevada County Agricultural Commissioner/Sealer of Weights and Measures will relocate Monday from the Veteran’s Memorial Building in Grass Valley to the Eric Rood Government Center, located at 950 Maidu Avenue, Suite 170, Nevada City.According to County CEO Rick Haffey’s weekly memo, upon completion of the move, the Agricultural Commissioner Department will be housed within the Community
Published: June 26, 2016
After nearly two decades of living in the Bay Area, Lisa Quinn had established a successful career in interior design and design television — she was the host of design and lifestyle segments for shows on the local CBS and ABC affiliates in San Francisco, and later founded Stage Left Interiors, a full-service interior design company.But the fast pace city
Published: June 26, 2016
A Saturday afternoon structure fire destroyed a two-story house on the 1400 block of Banner Lava Cap Road. The fire occurred around 2:35 p.m., according to officials with the Nevada County Consolidated Fire District.When crews arrived on the scene, they found the house fully involved; flames had also spread to a small patch of nearby vegetation. Firefighters were able to
Published: June 26, 2016
In reference to Mr. Kaufman’s June 16 letter concerning the Second Amendment, he has totally misinterpreted the language in the Second Amendment. The word “regulated” has many meanings. If I say my house temperature is well regulated that does not mean that the government is regulating the temperature of my house. At the time of the writing of our Constitution
Published: June 26, 2016
Kudos to you, Joey Jordan, for your perfectly-penned piece in “Other Voices” on June 18 on interpreting election day results. You nailed it! Jan RothNevada City
Published: June 26, 2016
I attended the June 7 meeting of the Board of Supervisors during which county executives Rick Haffey and Martin Polt presented the preliminary county budget for the 2016-17 fiscal year. While the supervisors participated on the budget subcommittee and were certainly in discussions with county staff prior to the meeting, there were very few questions posed to county staff during
Published: June 26, 2016
Many Democrats are dismayed that their candidate — Bernie Sanders — did not survive the presidential primaries and will not be the party’s nominee in November. I am one of those Democrats. But it is time to move on. Now the task of all Democrats is to decide which of two candidates we can expect will support the reasons for
Published: June 26, 2016
One of the problems with scientific fact is that it’s never final. The process of building knowledge and explaining the universe never ends, or as astronomer Edwin Hubble once explained it: “The scientist explains the world by successive approximations.”That makes it easier for people who disagree with the current scientific consensus on a subject to create their own facts, a
Published: June 26, 2016
Last week I shared with you a simple four step process you can implement in your physical environment to upgrade your ability to be more productive and get more done.This week we will explore the second of your success environments. It’s known as the memetic environment and we will explore what it consists of so you can better affect it
Published: June 26, 2016
Q: At your suggestion, I’ve started using Google Chrome as my default browser (as I recall, you said it was faster/more secure/better than Internet Explorer). Since I started using Chrome, I’ve noticed that my laptop battery runs down much faster. Did installing Chrome somehow break my laptop? The difference in battery runtime is significant! Can you help?A: Although Doug uses
Published: June 26, 2016
A motorcyclist died in a traffic accident Sunday afternoon on Highway 20 near Pine Flat Way in Nevada City.The accident occurred around 1:15 p.m., said Sgt. Brian Waughan with the California Highway Patrol. The victim, who was riding a 2014 Harley-Davidson motorcycle, was traveling eastbound on Highway 20 at about 55 miles per hour. The victim then “veered to the
Published: June 26, 2016
Local senior sustains serious injury at campA Bear River High School senior was injured in a “freak accident” during a football camp on the Central Coast Friday and is currently recovering in a medically-induced coma, school officials have reported.Toran Maronic, a standout for the Bruin football team and lacrosse player for the state champion Gold Country Stampede, was injured during
Published: June 26, 2016
North San Juan was the site of Saturday’s 121st annual Cherry Festival, a family event held with a downtown parade that features a pie-eating contest, water balloons, face painting, a cake walk, and live entertainment.
Published: June 26, 2016
The first edition of the Sierra Gold Masters Track and Field Festival on Saturday was, by all accounts and measures of success, a resounding victory for the entire Nevada County running community. With close to 300 entrants from all across the country, several American records as well as impressive performances across the board and a hugely positive reception from those
Published: June 26, 2016
We moved our family here in 2005 when our kids were little. We chose Nevada County since it has a perfect blend of qualities for growing a family: • A beautiful environment and easy access to a broad range of outdoor recreation.• The schools were ranked second in the state, with a mature blend of charter schools and alternative program
Published: June 24, 2016
Gold Country Community ServicesWarm thanks to Carol Meals. Her spirited music last Friendship Wednesday added to the fun. Lunch is served each weekday in our Gold Country Senior Cafe, promptly at noon by our friendly volunteers. The suggested donation is just $3 per meal. Reservations and early arrival are highly recommended, especially on Wednesdays when we feature outstanding local entertainment.Next
Published: June 24, 2016
“Stripes” is a five year old handsome neutered male. He’s declawed and great with other cats. Indoor only. Vaccines are up to date. To adopt Stripes, contact Sammie’s Friends Animal Shelter at 14647 McCourtney Road in Grass Valley, or call 530-471-5041.For more pet adoptions:— AnimalSave, 530-271-7071 or http://www.animalsave.org.— Grass Valley Animal Shelter on Freeman Lane in Grass Valley, 530-477-4630.— Cal
Published: June 24, 2016
Every day the news media publishes articles about the causes and effects of climate change. Included have been: the melting of ice on Greenland is accelerating, flooding of some east coast cities has increased by more that a factor of 10, Antarctic sea ice (home of krill) is forming six weeks later, thirty percent of coral reefs are dead or
Published: June 24, 2016
Nevada County Concert Band will give a free concert from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday at Pioneer Park, corner of Park Avenue and Nimrod Street, Nevada City.The show, the first of four in the upcoming Picnic Pops Concert Series, will be themed “Musical Safari.”The family-friendly outdoor concert will enchant with music depicting animals, locations, and adventure.The 65-member Nevada County Concert
Published: June 24, 2016
When ornamental grasses began to appear in retail nurseries several years ago, gardeners and landscapers were introduced to an increasingly broad range of plants with multiple functions. Many specimens had historical significance, once sweeping over vast areas of the prairie and valleys.According to the California Native Grasslands Association, native bunch grasses once dominant from valleys to foothills are now less
Published: June 24, 2016
(NOTE TO READERS: This is an updated version of a 2004 column.)There is a theory out there, mainly among men, that there isn’t any food that can’t be improved by being cooked outdoors over an open flame. What could possibly be better than steak on the grill? Or fish? Or shrimp?If only it stopped there.Cauliflower? Grill it. Mashed potatoes? Grill
Published: June 24, 2016
Like many life-long hot rodders, Mike Chatfield started young. Back in the “good old days,” his first car was a ’51 Chevy Deluxe business coupe that he bought when he was 15 years old. It had the largest engine Chevy had in that year, a 235 CID in-line “stovebolt six.” Since Chevy had built a souped-up version of it in
Published: June 24, 2016
Once California’s primary election season ends in early June, most candidates go into a sort of statis for almost three months, until just before the traditional Labor Day start of the fall political season.But if Loretta Sanchez is smart – and no one ever suggested she’s not – she will not wait months before resuming an aggressive campaign for the
Published: June 24, 2016
SPLASH BROTHERS BELLY FLOP — Steph Curry and Klay Thomson score a mere 31 points in pivotal Game 7. Team fails to score in final in final 4:20. Golden State Warriors fail in attempt to become best NBA team ever. Season unravels after 3-1 Finals lead. Cleveland takes home crown with 93-89 win. Golden State’s collapse is complete.SAVING THE WORST
Published: June 24, 2016
Roland Arvid Haberman, known to his friends as Raully, passed away on June 4, 2016. He was 65.A catered celebration of life will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 9 at Englebright Lake Narrows recreation area shelter. Come join us in remembering Raully. Raully was born on May 15, 1951 in Windom, Minnesota. Growing up in southern
Published: June 24, 2016
Barbara E. Gripp, a 41-year resident of Grass Valley, passed away June 15, 2016. She was 85.She was born Oct. 1, 1930 to William and Ruth Mann and was raised in Long Beach. She was a Bank Teller for over 30 years. She’s preceded in death by her husband Leonard Gripp and son Phillip Gripp. Private interment will take place
Published: June 24, 2016
Have you noticed that only a handful of our local restaurants serve food coming from local farms and ranches? Do you wonder why this isn’t more common? After all, we have a vibrant agricultural community, beautiful grower’s markets, and the wonderful Nevada Irrigation District system providing water (to the envy of many other counties) to many of our pastures and
Published: June 24, 2016
Residential, commercial and industrial property owners in Grass Valley will soon have an alternative choice when it comes to financing energy efficient and water conservation upgrades on their properties. Earlier this month, Grass Valley City Council unanimously approved a solution to enter into a cooperative agreement with Sierra Valley Energy Authority and allows mPOWER to administer the Property Assessed Clean
Published: June 24, 2016
It was not an unusual question; but we had major concerns about how her dog and my cat might upset our new household. It was a year ago — the end of June — because that’s when I came to Grass Valley to be with Mary Orr. Annie, Mary’s little white Cockapoo, was 10 years old; and Louie, my mostly
Published: June 24, 2016
Economics 101: Any time you diminish supply while demand remains steady, prices go up. When prices go up, more suppliers have incentive to enter the market. Markets always seek equilibrium between supply and demand. Thus, drug wars are doomed to always fail. The solution is to elect officials who understand the basic law of supply and demand. Why on this
Published: June 24, 2016
June 13Coopergard and Sykes: Maya Elise Coopergard and Harrison Graham Sykes.Swan and Guffin: Tiffany Sage Swan and Timothy Andrew Guffin.Vanderburg and Flint: Jessica Rose Vanderburg and Tristan Dean Flint.Ahrens and Merriam: Ashley Nicole Ahrens and Luke Barton Merriam.Lukkes and Gompertz: Virgnina Pearce Lukkes and Michael Albert Gompertz.June 14Bliss and Cantisano: Jenifer Victoria Bliss and Robert Michael Cantisano.Miller and Doughty: Arianna
Published: June 24, 2016
Leroy and Bonnie (Bussey) Kirchner of Penn Valley will be celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary on June 26 at the First Baptist Church of Grass Valley. Bonnie worked for the Yuba City Unified School District as an instructional aide for 16 years. Leroy retired from the U.S. Air Force and went on to become, among many other pursuits, a stock
Published: June 24, 2016
Gary Mitchell’s mom Nelda Honey supplied the ice cream and cokes. Gary and I had rainbow trout with our hot dogs and potato salad. Afterward, all of us feasted on pie a la mode. Nelda made all of us feel like a million dollars the fall of 1963 and spring of 1964, when my brother and I were going to
Published: June 24, 2016
Nevada City Mayor Jennifer Ray is taking an extra step to promote a healthy environment for the historic foothills community. “Making tobacco products less available in downtown Nevada City is part of the solution, and it is common sense to not sell cigarettes and cigars in an area where it is illegal to smoke,” she said.As part of her project
Published: June 24, 2016
Those eagerly awaiting the reopening of Frank’s Pizza in downtown Grass Valley will have to wait just a little longer. Hollie and Walter Klauer, the restaurant’s new owners, now say the restaurant is on track to open in late July or early August. “We’re still planning on this,” Hollie Klauer said. The Klauers purchased the restaurant at 122 E. Main
Published: June 24, 2016
This weekend through July 3, Music in the Mountains (MIM) will launch the biggest initiative in their 35-year history of presenting SummerFest with an unprecedented 12 concerts in 13 days, including nine outdoor concerts at the new and improved Western Gateway Park Pavilion in Penn Valley. The sprawling 87-acre park includes a 3,500-square-foot stage pavilion with dressing rooms for the
Published: June 24, 2016
A lawsuit claiming Yuba County’s ordinance on medical marijuana cultivation is unconstitutional and discriminatory was effectively dismissed by a judge Thursday.Judge Benjamin Wirtschafter granted the county’s summary motion regarding a lawsuit filed against the county by several individuals and the Yuba Patient Coalition last year, which ended all pending legal challenges over the constitutionality of the county’s medical marijuana ordinance.“The
Published: June 24, 2016
Cal, a 6-year-old Chihuahua/Terrier mix, will be among the dogs in need of forever homes at today’s pet “Adopt-a-thon” from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Petco in Grass Valley. Cal is a bit shy, sweet, gentle, and was left at the shelter by the only owner he’d ever known. The event is sponsored by Scooter’s Pals, but shelter dogs
Published: June 24, 2016
Nevada County Sheriff’s OfficeThursday8:36 a.m. — A caller at Red Dog and Crystal Wells roads reported a man inside a vehicle choking someone in the passenger seat while parked in front of the caller’s house. 8:37 a.m. — A caller at McCourtney Road and Thoroughbred Loop reported three cows in the road. The cows were later returned to their pasture.10:31
Published: June 24, 2016
A Nevada County judge will consider testimony against accused burglar Joshua Packard before deciding next week whether to advance charges in the criminal case against him, authorities said.Packard, 34, faces multiple charges of burglary stemming from separate incidents. Superior Court Judge Robert Tice-Raskin on Thursday examined only eight charges against Packard, who faces other accusations in unrelated cases. The judge
Published: June 24, 2016
Youngsters fought the heat Friday afternoon with a water fight at the Bear Yuba Land Trust’s Indigenous Ways Camp north of Nevada City at the Burton Homestead. The land trust is hosting three more camps, though the next two are already filled for the summer. Spots still remain open for Session 4 of the camp “Animals, Arts and Ancestors,” scheduled
Published: June 24, 2016
Published: June 24, 2016
Nevada County officials and medical marijuana grow advocates will meet again Monday to continue discussions about new regulations in the wake of Measure W’s failure. The possibility of implementing those interim grow rules before the Board of Supervisors’ July 26 meeting appears impossible, as supervisors have only one meeting next month and county counsel says she needs that time to
Published: June 24, 2016
If you see new faces around town this week, including some toting musical instruments, chances are they are Music in the Mountains orchestra players who are arriving for SummerFest 2016.While some of these musicians live here, many come from out of the area to play in this high caliber group. With a heavy schedule of rehearsals and performances, the roughly
Published: June 24, 2016
Modern folk musicians Paul Kamm and Eleanore MacDonald of Nevada City will open Tuesday for singer-songwriter Don McLean at Music in the Mountains’ SummerFest concert series at the Gateway Park Pavillion, Western Gateway Park, 18560 Penn Valley Drive, Penn Valley. Kamm and MacDonald have been writing and performing original, contemporary folk music for 33 years. A blend of contemporary and
Published: June 24, 2016
A Sacramento man accused of trying to bring some 800 pounds of fireworks into Nevada County was charged early Wednesday with a count of possession of fireworks without a permit, authorities state.Jason Christopher Gonzales, 28, has since made his $10,000 bond, Nevada County Jail records show.Authorities spotted Gonzales at the agriculture inspection facility, on Interstate 80 near the border of
Published: June 23, 2016
Among the American founders there was a profound sense that faith and freedom were deeply intertwined. “The God who gave us life, gave us liberty at the same time”, Thomas Jefferson wrote. Soon after he became president, George Washington wrote a series of letters to different religious congregations in the U.S. To the United Baptists he wrote that under the
Published: June 23, 2016
A North Point Academy student is headed to Washington, D.C. this week to be recognized as one of the winners of a national high school visual art competition. Noah Gregoire’s fine art photography piece was selected as the winning entry among students from California’s Congressional District 1 in this year’s Congressional Art Competition, an annual contest aimed at encouraging artistic
Published: June 23, 2016
The Yuba City resident was caught off guard when she picked up her home phone and the caller said she owed a $1,000 fine for failing to show up for jury duty.But if she met him, a supposed Sutter County sheriff’s deputy, at the county’s new courthouse, he said, he could probably work with the judge to cut the fine
Published: June 23, 2016
Grass Valley Police DepartmentWednesday8:37 a.m. — A caller from the 400 block of Idaho Maryland Road reported that a former customer left a message saying he was going to put a bomb on a rental car. 10:56 a.m.— A caller from the 1100 block of East Main Street reported the theft of a 6-foot by 12-foot U-Haul trailer. 12:05 p.m.
Published: June 23, 2016
The Bost House, used as a residential drug treatment facility by Nevada County, will undergo renovations over the next several months before its anticipated 2017 reopening. County officials also have opted to open the search for a service provider for the Bost House, and will issue Requests for Proposals for interested parties.A $460,000 grant is earmarked to pay for the
Published: June 23, 2016
Nevada County Fair Competition Handbook is now available and includes all the information needed to enter exhibits in this year’s fair. A broad range of categories include a child’s artwork project from school, a cooking skill, or a special collection. Entries often include cookies, photos, produce characters, making the “Ugliest Decorated Cake,” poems, “Pet Look-A-Like Photo Contest” and making a
Published: June 23, 2016
AnimalSave’s third annual “A Furry, Furry Night” fund raising event will be held at the AnimalSave Center July 9. “A Furry, Furry Night” is dedicated to the dogs and cats we rescue and find loving homes for.Last year’s event was a howling success, netting $20,000. Based on last year’s attendance and how much folks enjoyed it, we expect the event
Published: June 23, 2016
The 121st North San Juan Cherry Festival, a family event held in North San Juan, returns 10 a.m. Saturday with the downtown parade. The Cherry Festival and Parade is a cumulative effort of the community of North San Juan, as well as a collective love for the area. “It’s a great deal of work,” Ana Acton, president of the North
Published: June 23, 2016
Sharen Deardorff didn’t intend to build a career in the beauty business. After graduating from high school, Deardorff wanted to become a flight attendant. But at the time, she said, airlines required flight attendants be at least 21 years old, and she was only 18. So she decided to go to beauty school to help pass the time until she
Published: June 23, 2016
Ed Martini passed on to the next part of his journey after a courageous and long fight with MDS, on June 16, 2016.A world traveler with many amazing stories to share, Ed never knew a stranger, always enjoyed everyone he met and he was a best friend, a “Brother” to many. His heart was so big and he often cried
Published: June 23, 2016
E. Hazel Whitford passed away on June 9, 2016 on the Banner Mountain property that she was born on. She was 97.No services will be held, as per her wishes.E. Hazel was born Sept. 3, 1918 in Nevada City to Charles Thomas and Francis Dunlap Thomas.She was an avid artist who loved to sew and garden.Hazel loved spending time with
Published: June 23, 2016
A free introduction to a meditation course offers hands-on experience with the basic elements of meditation, using breath, posture and techniques for coping with distractions and laxity of the mind as well as cultivating compassion for oneself and others.Jewel Heart Norcal is offering an eight week course on all aspects of the meditative process, which will include exploring all aspects
Published: June 23, 2016
Deer graze at Englebright Reservoir.
Published: June 23, 2016
George Boardman’s June 13 column rightfully points out that upcoming ballot measures affecting “Big Pharma, Big Tobacco and the Gun Lobby” will cause “the big guns and the big bucks” to defeat these measures. He further cites an expected ballot on “restrictions on ammunition clips.” Clips haven’t been in use since the early 1960s. Last in the M-1 Garand and
Published: June 23, 2016
At three meetings where NID’s Rem Scherzinger described the Centennial Project, I heard many discrepancies and contradictions. Last August, he expressed that it was a done deal, and homeowners were willingly turning over property, including “million-dollar homes” to NID. Isn’t NID required to follow EIR procedure before it’s a “done deal?” How will NID replace Dog Bar Bridge? NID considers
Published: June 23, 2016
With the end of the school year, we would like to express our heartfelt thanks to the teachers, administrators and entire staff of Deer Creek Elementary School. Everyone at the school, from Principal Daugherty and the teachers to the front desk staff and grounds crews make Deer Creek an exceptional and nurturing place to send our daughter each day.Special thanks
Published: June 23, 2016
A bigger, younger guy was running in Empire Mine State Park. Slow as molasses, I thought with a snort to myself.Of course, the only reason I saw him was he passed right by me, um, running.Me. Slower than molasses.This aging thing. I dunno.I console myself with the thought I’d be considered young if running for president. Hilary, 68; Trump, 69;
Published: June 23, 2016
The Sierra stream trout season opens on the last Saturday in April. Typically, the weather is still cold. With the arrival of May, the weather warms, the snow melt begins and the rivers are high and cold. Depending on the winter, the stream flows drop back down to fishable flows in by late May in drought years or the high
Published: June 23, 2016
A two-night stay in the recently remodeled Sardine Fire Lookout is the first place prize in this year’s Tahoe National Forest photo contest.The contest, which runs until Sept. 30, is for photos taken in the Tahoe National Forest of such subjects as wilderness, wildlife, plants, recreation, rivers, lakes, lookouts, and landscapes.Anyone can enter the contest, except for current Tahoe National
Published: June 23, 2016
The subject of crowd funding has been coming up quite frequently in my personal life lately. Crowd funding, by definition, is “the practice of funding a project or venture by raising many small amounts of money from a large number of people, typically via the Internet.” It has become quite popular among musicians, filmmakers and artists. Crowd Funding is not
Published: June 22, 2016
DENVER — Now how can a national conference about radio end up being about something other than, um, radio?Easy when it’s the 40th National Federation of Community Broadcasters (NFCB) annual conference, the group’s first in two years after regional summits last year in six cities, including Nevada City where KVMR 89.5 FM welcomed about 80 station representatives 13 months ago.
Published: June 23, 2016
Independence Day: ResurgenceRated PG-13, running time 120 minutes. Special Advance Show Tonight! Thurday, June 23, 2D at 8 p.m. and 3D at 8:15 p.m. We always knew they were coming back. After INDEPENDENCE DAY redefined the event movie genre, the next epic chapter delivers global catastrophe on an unimaginable scale. Starring Liam Hemsworth, Jeff Goldblum and Bill Pullman.Free State of
Published: June 23, 2016
The green, sun-streaked lushness outside my window each morning is breathtaking.It is like waking up in Paradise.Finding a balance between being and doing has never been more sweet than this summer, as new energies continue to pour in.As we integrate the new Fifth Dimension waves of higher energy into the usual mundane activities, everything starts to take on a glow.This
Published: June 23, 2016
Alasdair Fraser’s Sierra Fiddle Camp will celebrate traditional music in Nevada City at beautiful Pioneer Park with their eleventh annual “Ceilidh in the Park” picnic concert on Saturday, June 25 at 7:30 p.m.Alasdair Fraser, renowned performer and master teacher, is founder and music director of five music camps in his native Scotland, U.S., Spain and Australia. The concert caps a
Published: June 23, 2016
Sierra Cinemas is pleased to announce the re-broadcast of “one of the funniest productions in the National Theatre’s history” (The Guardian) — “One Man, Two Guvnors,” one night only on June 29. Featuring a Tony Award-winning performance from host of the The Late Late Show, James Corden, the uproarious comedy was a runaway hit both in London’s West End and
Published: June 23, 2016
Margie Salcedo-Rice, vocalist & violinist, will present a sacred concert at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Grass Valley Seventh-day Adventist Church.Salcedo-Rice is currently the oncertmaster and assistant conductor of the Ukiah Symphony, She is beginning her 32nd season with the Ukiah Symphony. Salcedo-Rice began violin lessons at age 7 and later studied with Claire Hodgkins, former assistant to world-renowned violinist,
Published: June 23, 2016
The duo of Dream & the Dreamer will play starting at 6 p.m. Friday at Naggiar Vineyards, 18125 Rosemary Lane, Grass Valley.The winery’s bistro will be open, including food and wine, and there will be room for dancing. No cover.Dream & the Dreamer consists of local musicians Doug Caldwell and Ray Laflin, who are both vocalists and both multi-instrument musicians,
Published: June 23, 2016
THURSDAYSummer Kids Movies — 10 a.m., Del Oro Theatre, 165 Mill St., Grass Valley. Join us at Del Oro Theatre for Summer Movies for Kids on the Big Screen. Every Tuesday - Thursday at 10 a.m. When Shaun decides to take the day off and have some fun, he gets a little more action than he bargained for. Tony Machado
Published: June 23, 2016
Blues band Grease, Grit & Grime plays 8 p.m. to midnight Friday at the Blues Fusion dance at Golden Empire Grange, 11283 Grange Court, Grass Valley. $15. Dance lesson at 7 p.m. is included.
Published: June 23, 2016
Classic rock jamband Doobie Decibel System plays 9:30 p.m. Friday at Crazy Horse Saloon, Nevada City. $15.
Published: June 23, 2016
A multifaceted musician with a unique style that blends rock and roll, country, blues and folk, David Bromberg is showing no signs of slowing down. The eclectic talent, whose career spans more than 45 years, has been touring as of late and will count Grass Valley as one of his stops on Sunday.Bromberg’s latest album, 2013’s “Only Slightly Mad,” was
Published: June 23, 2016
Local folk singer-musician Marina Bokelman and bluesman-author-professor David Evans are bringing “Big Road Blues” to the Open Book at 7 p.m. Saturday.The Open Book is at 671 Maltman Drive, Grass Valley.Bokelman and Evans will play and sing the blues and present a slide show of Marina’s photographs from their field work in Mississippi in the 1960s. This duo has researched
Published: June 23, 2016
The Sri Moonshine Music Series is pleased to welcome back to Camptonville internationally renowned guitarist Gyan Riley in a concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Gyan was born and raised in Camptonville, attended the small mountain Camptonville School, then went on to Nevada Union High School in Grass Valley. It was obvious at an early age that Gyan had an amazing
Published: June 23, 2016
A South County man was arrested on a number of drug charges after detectives reportedly found a butane honey oil lab and more than 150 marijuana plants on his property Tuesday.Members of the Nevada County Sheriff’s Narcotics Task Force served a search warrant on the residence of Jeremy Ryan Maher, in the 21000 block of Perimeter Road, at about 7:15
Published: June 22, 2016
Commercial medical marijuana cultivation and sale will not be allowed in unincorporated Placer County, after the board of supervisors on Tuesday voted 3-to-2 to limit marijuana cultivation to small, indoor grows by medical marijuana patients only. The board directed county staff to return with an ordinance codifying the approach they approved for their consideration in the coming weeks.The individual right
Published: June 22, 2016
Ruby Totten celebrated her 92nd birthday recently by marking 25 years of volunteering with Friends of the Nevada County Libraries.“You are my family!” Totten told more than a dozen fellow volunteers at the Doris Foley Library for Historical Research in Nevada City. They had gathered like they do Wednesday mornings to sort, price and stack donated tomes onto shelves in
Published: June 22, 2016
While recent rains this winter and spring have been a welcome sight in California, drought conditions continue to increase fire danger in the region prompting Cal Fire to suspend all burn permits for outdoor residential burning within the State Responsibility Area of Nevada, Yuba, Placer and Sierra counties. This suspension takes effect June 27, and bans all residential outdoor burning of landscape debris
Published: June 22, 2016
The latest national polls show Donald Trump in dire shape. In the RealClearPolitics average, Trump has dropped below 40 percent -- 39.1 percent, to be precise -- while Mitt Romney, in the entire losing 2012 campaign, never fell below 43 percent. In a nation roughly evenly divided, the thinking goes, even an unpopular candidate should be able to muster 40
Published: June 22, 2016
The gun-control debate took a historic turn Wednesday, as Democratic members of the U.S. House of Representatives staged the first sit-in in Congress’ history, taking the floor of the House and demanding a vote on what is called the “no fly, no buy” restriction on gun purchases. This narrow provision would deny people on the federal “no-fly list” the ability
Published: June 22, 2016
Before becoming the presumptive GOP nominee, Donald Trump had developed world-wide recognition through his unabashed self-promotion and prolific and sometimes profitable marketing of the Trump brand name. To further advance Trump’s efforts to become leader of the free world, I would like to suggest a Trump-branded product we can all get behind: Trump Toilet Tissue — with his facial image
Published: June 22, 2016
Once again, the volunteers of the Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital were guests of the Pilot Peak Winery for their annual picnic. Lynn and Jacque Wilson and Len and Nancy Stevens, owners of Pilot Peak, shared their stunning grounds with the members and their spouses while the music of Agony Hill, Charlie Brock, Rob Ferraggario and Margot Duxler, played in the
Published: June 22, 2016
Nevada Union High School would like to thank the Madison Masonic Lodge for its generous support. For over 160 years, the Madison Masonic Lodge which was established in Grass Valley in 1852, has been a staunch supporter of public education in our local area. Through their community contacts, they often learn of a need within our public education system and
Published: June 22, 2016
In the world of competitive track and field, the words “world class” are not bandied about often and are never spoken without a due amount of reverence. It is with this edict in mind that the upcoming Sierra Gold Masters’ Track and Field Festival can rightly claim to have assembled a meet of world-class potential. The meet will hit Hooper
Published: June 22, 2016

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