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Off Broadway comes to the Off Center Stage theater at the Center for the Arts in Grass Valley this and next weekend only. Sierra Stages Community Theatre is presenting the acclaimed musical “The Last Five Years” by Jason Robert Brown.The entertaining, but intellectually challenging show features Jonathan Hansard and Tinley Ireland singing in a “plot-crossed” storyline. It depicts the five
Published: April 28, 2016
Just what is a $2,000 dinner with a media celebrity like, anyway?Well, when it’s with Democracy Now! host and author Amy Goodman, the answer can be like hanging with old friends, seeing a different side of a media favorite...or helping make a life-changing decision. Not sure if that exactly comes with dessert, but Goodman has such a devoted progressive following
Published: April 28, 2016
“Because it’s just so much fun.” Sands Hall is explaining, or perhaps rationalizing, why she would take on, once again, the exciting, creative whirlwind of producing the global phenomenon of “The 24 Hour Plays in Nevada City.”“The event is a fantastic community builder, “ says Hall. “It brings talented local actors, writers, and directors together with a live theatre audience,
Published: April 28, 2016
Nevada County’s premier juried craft fair returns to the Miners Foundry Cultural Center in Nevada City from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday.Just in time for those searching for one-of-a-kind gifts for Mother’s Day and graduation, the Nevada City Craft Fair showcases over 60 of the local region’s top Etsy vendors, artisans, designers, do-it-yourself crafters, and features their handcrafted, original and repurposed
Published: April 28, 2016
THURSDAYWhere On Earth — 12 p.m., LeeAnn Brook Fine Art, 300 Spring St., Nevada City. Where On Earth show featuring new large scale sculptural wood bowls by Mike Snegg and new drawings and paintings by LeeAnn Brook. Show runs through May 31. More info: www.leeannbrookfineart.com. Drawing Night in the Gallery — 5:30 p.m., LeeAnn Brook Fine Art, 300 Spring St.,
Published: April 28, 2016
Nevada Union High School Theatrical Dance presents “Dancing Into the Woods,” a dance production inspired by the classic fairytale characters from the musical “Into the Woods.” Audience members of all ages will delight in this playful interpretation of familiar characters like Cinderella, Rapunzel, the Wicked Witch, Jack and the Beanstalk with his tap-dancing cow, Milky White, and of course Little
Published: April 28, 2016
Pine Tree Quilt Guild presents the 32nd annual “Springtime in the Pines” Quilt Show at the Nevada County Fairgrounds in Grass Valley this weekend. More than 200 quilts will be displayed in the Main and Northern Mines Buildings on Saturday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and on Sunday from 10 a.m.– 4p.m. Admission is $7, with children under 12 free and
Published: April 28, 2016
The Center for the Arts brings perennial rockers The Smithereens to Grass Valley for a dance concert on Friday, April 29.The Smithereens’ three-decade history is a story of substance, integrity and persistence triumphing over shallow artifice and transient trendiness—of hard-working underdogs achieving success on their own terms by sticking to their guns and ignoring the dictates of pop fashion and
Published: April 28, 2016
Rachet and Clank Rated PG, running time 94 minutes. Starts Friday, April 29 at Sierra Cinemas. Ratchet and Clank tells the story of two unlikely heroes as they struggle to stop a vile alien named Chairman Drek from destroying every planet in the Solana Galaxy. When the two stumble upon a dangerous weapon capable of destroying entire planets, they must
Published: April 28, 2016
Guitarist-vocalist David M’ore will play 7 p.m. Friday, April 29 at Antuzzi’s Newcastle Inn 525 Main St., Newcastle.The appearance is part of M’ore’s CD-release tour for his new album, “Passion, Soul, & Fire.”The Marin County-based musician has appeared on the cover of the San Francisco Chronicle and in other media because of his blues-rock sound.One reviewer says the album’s music
Published: April 28, 2016
As is wont to happen when someone relocates as I have done, I’m still on the mailing list for American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco — even though I haven’t attended a play at the Geary Theater there in more than 10 years.This week, I received a postcard from A.C.T. announcing their new show, “The Last Five Years,” by Jason
Published: April 28, 2016
A vintage fashion show to benefit area veterans will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday at the Grass Valley Veterans Building, 255 S. Auburn St., Grass Valley.Since 1961, Fashion Memories of Sacramento has collected several hundred garments dating from 1840 to the present day. Twelve volunteer models of all ages will model 36 of these fashions. From
Published: April 28, 2016
Take a deep breath, everyone. When Democracy Now! host and author Amy Goodman was asked why listeners should support KVMR 89.5 FM during a membership drive last week, she replied, “”Because independent media is the oxygen of democracy.”Whew, think about that for a moment.Well, this Saturday at 6 p.m., Goodman comes to town for a talk and book signing to
Published: April 28, 2016
Cello and beatbox musician CelloJoe will join the regular Friday night Foothills Blues Fusion dance on May 6.CelloJoe, a.k.a. Joey Chang, combines cello with beatboxing, creating a unique genre: Classical Hip Hop. CelloJoe records live on stage with a loop pedal and produces intricate tapestries of harmony, melody, and rhythm. His beatboxing (vocal percussion) and funky cello grooves form a
Published: April 28, 2016
An exhibit and window display celebrating Earth Day continues at Art Works Gallery 113 Mill St., Grass Valley.Many artists have work on display using repurposed and salvaged materials, giving new life to books, maps, metals, woods, furniture and other discarded items.Art Works Gallery was voted “The Best” art gallery in Nevada County in 2015 by The Union readers. Open daily
Published: April 28, 2016
Funk and soul band Jelly Bread plays 9:30 p.m. Friday at Crazy Horse Saloon, Nevads City. $10http://www.jellybread.net/Bio: http://www.jellybread.net/about/
Published: April 28, 2016
On Sunday, there will be the second of a monthly series of full moon “Embodyment” conscious dance events.The event, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Odd Fellows Hall, 212 Spring St., Nevada City, is called embodyment because it will explore the expressive and healing power of movement.These are gatherings are monthly and feature live drumming and DJ music. The
Published: April 28, 2016
To help Kodo Arts Japanese Antiques celebrate their 10th year of warehouse shows and sales in Nevada City, antique Japanese woven bamboo flower and farmer baskets will be on display at the Kodo Arts Warehouse Show and Sale April 30-May 8.Japanese bamboo flower baskets rose to an art form in the early 1900s with intricate weaves and knots and later
Published: April 28, 2016
COOPER’S ALE HOUSE235 Commercial St., Nevada City530-265-0116http://coopersnclive.comTue & Thurs - KaraokeFri April 29 – J Stalin/Livewire/J Blaze - $20.Sat April 30 – Lonely Kings/3SD/Thunderchief - $10.CRAZY HORSE SALOON & GRILL230 Commercial St., Nevada City (530) 265-4000www.crazyhorsenc.comExciting new menuKitchen open lateThe best place to watch sportsThurs April 28 – Scott Pemberton band – funky, jammy, indie rock- 9:30 p.m. - $10.Fri
Published: April 28, 2016
Technology is wonderful thing — especially when it works. It is sometimes a bit frightening to think about how dependent we have become and how much we rely on it — especially the internet — to get through some of our basic day to day tasks. If you don’t think so, you have never been at the bank or grocery
Published: April 27, 2016
The Bear River Lady Bruins softball team had no problem with the Center Cougars Wednesday, beating their Pioneer Valley League opponent, 6-0, and extending their win streak to 15.Nerissa Eason started in the for the Lady Bruins, throwing the first five innings, striking out 14 batters and walking one. Eason didn’t allow a hit or run for her second straight
Published: April 27, 2016
The final dagger never landed and the Bear River boys volleyball team never gave up.Trailing two sets to none and down 17-10 in the third set, the Bruins ignited a fire that couldn’t be tamed as they stormed back to engulf El Dorado Wednesday night at Jack R. McCrory Gymnasium.Bear River notched it’s sixth Sierra Valley Conference win in five
Published: April 27, 2016
The Nevada City Spring Run/Walk is celebrating its 30th anniversary Saturday, and one runner has been there every step of the way. As he has since the very beginning in 1987, Andy Harris will be traversing the Nevada City course once again.Harris, out of Sacramento, is the only person to compete in the event every year for the past 29
Published: April 27, 2016
Registrations are now open for a slew of summer camps in and around Nevada County.The Union will publish a special camps, kids activities and services directory insert next Thursday. (See box for information on ad deadlines).Meanwhile, here’s a brief taste of what’s available locally: ❯❯ Bear Yuba Land Trust 2016 Earth Encounters Summer CampsBYLT has a full season of various
Published: April 27, 2016
Having just finished Lynn Wenzel’s column in The Union, I want to express how grateful I am for her writing and her positions. It is wonderful to read an article that expresses openness, inclusion, and understanding of other people and ideas, rather than the negative and accusatory rhetoric of Norm Sauer, another member of The Union’s Editorial Board. Thank you,
Published: April 27, 2016
Joshua Packard is the prime suspect in a remarkable list of felonies and misdemeanors. The D.A. and the court offered a ridiculous plea deal which the defendant found “unacceptable.” Too bad. Packard wants a trial; he should have one, including prosecution of every offense charged, and with consecutive prison sentences for every conviction.What I found unacceptable is Judge Heidelberger’s pandering
Published: April 27, 2016
I would like to see the correct changes made. God has not been allowed in public schools for a long time. So, why is it that the school staff are so unaware of the using of the Lord’s name in vain? I cringe when I hear anyone use His name in disrespect. When my child comes home emotionally upset and
Published: April 27, 2016
Grass Valley Police DepartmentTuesday8:21 a.m. — A caller from the 300 block of Railroad Avenue reported vandalism to a business and vehicles.8:35 a.m. — A caller from the 200 block of South School Street reported two people smoking marijuana from a glass pipe on the sidewalk. They were gone when an officer arrived.8:41 a.m. — A caller from the 800
Published: April 27, 2016
Bear River High School opened its doors in the fall of 1986; the newly-constructed school in south county was meant to ease overcrowding at Nevada Union High School, which had grown to more than 3,000 students. When the around 500 freshman, sophomores and juniors showed up at Bear River on that first day of classes, the school had a vision
Published: April 27, 2016
Drug abuse, crimes in the Glenbrook basin, and transient camp cleanup became hot-button topics during the Grass Valley City Council meeting Tuesday night, which was kicked off with a presentation of the 18th annual Police Department Citizen Attitude Survey results by Police Chief Alex Gammelgard. Gammelgard said many of the areas that were identified by the survey respondents as serious
Published: April 27, 2016
Residents who visit the Nevada City website in the near future will be treated to a new web surfing experience. During a city council meeting Wednesday, officials said the new city site, which will likely go live within a week, contains a web portal that allows residents to report concerns to the city, in addition to a function that allows
Published: April 27, 2016
The Nevada County Community Book Swap will be from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the Banner Grange Hall, 12629 McCourtney Road, Grass Valley (one mile past the Fairgrounds). Volunteers are always welcome to come at 11:45 a.m. to help set up. The free book swap is held the first Sunday of every month, even if it falls on a
Published: April 27, 2016
The Magnolia Intermediate School Rattler Jazz Band will present its 14th annual Tasty Jazz Concert at 7 p.m. on Friday, in the Main Gym at Magnolia Intermediate School, 22431 Kingston Lane.The Rattler Jazz Band is an audition-only performance group made up of 23 talented and dedicated seventh and eighth graders. The students gather five days a week in addition to
Published: April 27, 2016
Narcotics officers arrested a Nevada City man at a South County gas station Tuesday night after they reportedly found him with heroin, cocaine and more than 100 rounds of ammunition.Detectives from the Nevada County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Task Force were conducting surveillance at the Combie Chevron, located at the intersection of Combie Road and Highway 49, at about 9 p.m.
Published: April 27, 2016
As the weather becomes warmer and summer seems closer, there’s definitely a buzz in the air as seniors at Nevada Union prepare for life after high school. Everything becomes tinged with nostalgia as seniors realize this is their “last” track meet, home basketball game, prom, rally, theater performance, dance, or Ag competition. There’s excitement on campus, coupled with apprehension and
Published: April 27, 2016
The Colla Voce Chamber Singers will perform at 7 p.m. Saturday at Grace Lutheran Church in Grass Valley joined by the Colla Voce Children’s Chorus. The spring-themed concert will feature songs of all genres ranging from J.S. Bach, William Byrd, and American composer Morten Lauridsen to fun melodies from Broadway musicals to songs of Depeche Mode and Sting. In addition,
Published: April 27, 2016
A group of elected officials, educators, students, law enforcement officials, business owners and representatives from other community agencies will meet Saturday to talk about ways to diminish prejudice and champion diversity in Nevada County. The “Unity Summit” is being hosted by Creating Communities Beyond Bias, a group dedicated to helping Nevada County youth develop tools to overcome and unlearn prejudice.
Published: April 27, 2016
Frank Gallino Unit 130, American Legion Auxiliary and Fashion Memories will present “A Trip Through Women’s History” and luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Saturday at the Veteran’s Memorial Building Auditorium. Vintage fashions from 1840 to 1970 will be modeled with a commentary of history and humor. Limited tickets are still available for $25. For more information, call 530-272-1716.
Published: April 27, 2016
Donald Trump’s presidential campaign is in the middle of a much-discussed reworking. There’s a lot of reworking to do. But Trump, who now has the advice of several political professionals recently brought into the campaign, faces a risk of doing too much. He has to walk a fine line to fix his problems without changing the essential character of a
Published: April 27, 2016
Hills Flat Lumber the Nevada City Lions Club donated much needed gardening tools on Earth Day to Jennifer Taylor’s class at Seven Hills School in Nevada City. The students work and tend the garden in an effort to support the Food Bank of Nevada County.
Published: April 27, 2016
The Nevada County Elections Department is recruiting poll workers for the June 7 statewide direct primary election. The county is in need of people who would like to participate in the election process, meet new people and earn a small stipend. No experience necessary, training will be available. For more information or an application, visit http://www.mynevadacounty.com/nc/elections, or call 530-265-7115.
Published: April 27, 2016
William ‘Mike’ McLeod Gorman Jr.’s heart stopped on April 16, 2016 while vacationing in Orange, CA. He was born in Vallejo, CA on Oct. 10, 1942, lived in the Berkeley/Kensington area, and graduated from El Cerrito H.S. in 1960. Sea Scout ship Northland became his passion during his teen years and he earned his Quartermaster rank. He loved being on
Published: April 27, 2016
Wilfred P. Jodoin passed away March 23, 2016, in Coos Bay, Ore. He was 87.Arrangements are pending at the North Bend Chapel (541) 756-0440.
Published: April 27, 2016
Supervisor Hank Weston returned to Sacramento Wednesday in an attempt to get state funding for two local projects, this time speaking with members of an Assembly subcommittee.The budget subcommittee on resources and transportation made no decision on funding $2.6 million for the Bridgeport Covered Bridge or $340,000 for a solar panel project at Malakoff Diggins State Historic Park. Staff will
Published: April 27, 2016
The court-appointed defense attorney for a man accused of possessing burglary tools and stolen property, and of being a felon in possession of firearms and ammunition, told a jury Wednesday that it was clear his client was not a model citizen.“You may not like the guy,” Ken Tribby said of Eric Meyer. “But we’re not here to determine if you
Published: April 27, 2016
Two teams of students from Magnolia Intermediate School will face off against their peers from around the world in a competition designed to test creative problem solving and critical thinking skills. The teams are two of more than 800 that will participate in the Odyssey of the Mind world finals, taking place May 23-29 at Iowa State University. The program
Published: April 25, 2016
The former bookkeeper for the South Yuba Club has been arrested on charges she embezzled more than $60,000 from the gym, which has one location in Nevada City and one in Grass Valley — and is in the middle of remodeling the former Club Sierra as its third location.Helen Mary Bradford, 60, turned herself in to the Grass Valley Police
Published: April 25, 2016
One of the biggest problems facing our country in 2016 is the cost of health care. Last year, our nation’s health care bill flew past $3 trillion and is expected to reach $5 trillion in the next seven years. Right now we have the most expensive health care in the industrialized world. Over 60 percent of all household bankruptcies in
Published: April 26, 2016
What is your mission statement?The mission of the Nevada County Cinderella Project is to build self-esteem while making prom dreams come true. We do this by providing prom attire free of charge to students who might not otherwise be able to attend their prom.What is your nonprofit’s history?The Cinderella Project is entering its sixth season of collecting prom dresses and
Published: April 26, 2016
Sailors, kayakers and paddleboarders turned out Sunday as the Nevada Irrigation District hosted its ninth annual “No Motor Day” at Scotts Flat Reservoir.
Published: April 26, 2016
Published: April 26, 2016
“This way,” Jim Hemig said, pointing to the back door of a local restaurant. “This your first time here?”It wasn’t, actually, but it was the first time I’d walked through the kitchen before being seated for lunch. And that struck me. After all, it was within just the first few weeks that he’d been on board as The Union’s publisher,
Published: April 26, 2016
A Grass Valley man, wanted for the attempted murder of an Auburn woman Saturday, was arrested by Placer County Sheriff’s detectives Sunday evening.Craig Joseph McIlhenny, 36, is being held without bail at the Placer County Jail in Auburn stemming from the shooting of a woman known to him at a home on Joeger Road in North Auburn. The 26-year-old victim
Published: April 26, 2016
It wasn’t just many of Club Sierra’s members who were caught by surprise when the Grass Valley fitness club abruptly closed its doors in early March — the move was “sudden” for many of the club’s fitness instructors as well, said Wanda Perez, who worked as a trainer at the club for the past 11 years. She immediately began to
Published: April 26, 2016
The first time Theresa Huck made onion rosemary crackers, she knew she was onto something. “When they came out of the oven I thought I had died and gone to heaven,” Huck said.Huck is the owner of Huck’s Hollow Farm, a Grass Valley-based food business offering artisanal wheat-based and gluten free crackers in flavors like garden rosemary, onion rosemary and
Published: April 26, 2016
From the street it looks like a coffee shop. But it’s not! Emily’s Catering kitchen is located on the curve at 421 Colfax Ave. in Grass Valley. Emily Scott Arbaugh and her husband, John Arbaugh, both grew up in Nevada County. They began developing their catering company nine years ago. In 2014, they moved into the new location on Colfax
Published: April 26, 2016
I’m delighted to announce I’m adding Mother-of-the-Bride to my other titles. There is, however, a drawback in assuming my new role. I didn’t realize buying my dress would present such a dilemma. I looked online to see what modern mothers are wearing, and couldn’t believe that many of the moms look like teenage runway models. It was hard to picture
Published: April 26, 2016
“I eat my peas with honey; I’ve done it all my life. It makes the peas taste funny, But it keeps them on the knife.”— AnonymousIf it wasn’t clear, April’s “Harvest of the Month” featured vegetable is peas. Shelling peas to be exact — not served with honey — no, they’re sweet enough as they are. Some 6,700 local students
Published: April 26, 2016
The Brockington Manor shopping center in historic downtown Grass Valley stood out in Sarah McClure’s childhood memories, but not in a positive manner. “I do remember when I was little, a lot of kids would hang out here and smoke,” said McClure. “It was a hang-out spot.”The issue came to a head a few years ago, when reports of squatters
Published: April 26, 2016
The year 2016 is full of pleasant surprises for Ehud Gat. To top things off, the 34-year-old Grass Valley resident is expecting his first child with his wife, Brittany. Gat has also been nominated by his branch manager to receive the “Officer of the Year” award for his service as a security officer at the Brockington Manor shopping center. “When
Published: April 26, 2016
Nevada City will soon roll out a new website featuring user-friendly options, officials said. “It will have a few features that we don’t have today,” said City Manager Mark Prestwich. “It will help the community stay in touch with issues in an easier manner.” Prestwich said a presentation on the new website will take place during the city council meeting
Published: April 26, 2016
Candidates for the District 2 Board of Supervisors race are scheduled for a forum this Thursday at the Higgins Lions Community Center in South County.Candidates Richard Harris and Supervisor Ed Scofield will speak at 6:30 p.m. at the 22490 E. Hacienda Drive center. The forum is hosted by the local League of Women Voters, which is holding a series of
Published: April 26, 2016
The Nevada County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday examined proposed changes to its Hazardous Vegetation Abatement ordinance that, if passed May 10, would allow the county and firefighters to abate property in violation of the ordinance and bill the landowner for the work.The ordinance, if approved, would require property owners to keep a defensive space on a 100-foot wide strip
Published: April 26, 2016
Michael Timothy Hoskin, of Nevada City, CA passed away April 23, 2016 at SNMH. He was 54. Michael was born Nov. 9, 1961 to William and Katherine (Huckstadt) Hoskin in Iowa. Michael attended local schools and graduated from Nevada Union High School. Michael was kind, warm, loving and excepting of all. He enjoyed WWE Wrestling, Yugioh Cards and his large
Published: April 26, 2016
Beverly Louise Forner of Grass Valley died peacefully on Monday, March 28, 2016. She was 83.A Rosary will be held at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Grass Valley at 10:30 a.m., on Saturday, May 7, 2016. A funeral mass will be held immediately after at 11 a.m. followed by a luncheon to celebrate her life at St. Patrick’s Hall.Our beloved
Published: April 26, 2016
Catherine Marie Roth of Newport passed away on Sunday, April 24, 2016. She was 63.She is survived by her husband James Roth of Newport; parents, William and Clair Bell of Seymour, Iowa; son Chris Hahn of Newport; daughter Kim Konopaski of Des Moines, Washington; brother William Jr. Bell of Seymour, Iowa; sisters, Wanda Bell and Sharon Rush both of Seymour,
Published: April 26, 2016
The Gold Country Stampede varsity team continued its roll through the Northern California Junior Lacrosse League with two wins over the weekend to improve their unbeaten streak to 11-0. Gold Country remains ranked No. 1 in California in non-CIF teams.On Saturday, Gold Country traveled to Chico to play their division rival, the Chico Rebels, coming away with a 15-8 win.
Published: April 26, 2016
The Bear River baseball team rallied in their final at bat to top Placer, 6-5, Thursday in a Pioneer Valley League thriller.Trailing 5-2 in the top of the seventh inning, the Bruins had the bases loaded with two outs. Senior Bear Belding hit a two-RBI single, scoring Will Last and Jake Rogers to pull Bear River within one. With Belding
Published: April 26, 2016
A trial involving charges of possessing burglary tools and stolen property, and of being a felon in possession of firearms and ammunition — stemming from two separate arrests in 2014 — got under way Tuesday in Nevada County Superior Court. Jurors heard prosecution testimony regarding the two arrests, from Oct. 21 and Nov. 14, 2014, involving Eric Roland Meyer.Former Nevada
Published: April 26, 2016
More than 50 butane canisters were recovered by the Nevada County Narcotics Task Force at the site of a structure fire that destroyed a single-story Alta Sierra Drive home on Monday.According to a press release from the Nevada County Sheriff’s Office, sheriff’s deputies responded just after 11 a.m. on Monday to a report of a large explosion and fire on
Published: April 26, 2016
I retired here 45 years ago and went into the real estate business, plus a lot of other things after 28 years in the military. I looked for the perfect place in the world to retire and it was here in Nevada County. This was after I had lived all over the United States, England, Germany, Japan, Thailand, Korea and
Published: April 26, 2016
The Foothill Food Pantry in Dobbins would like to extend many thanks to the Les Schwab Tire Centers in Marysville, Yuba City and Grass Valley, to Les Schwab regional manager Rick Sprouse, and to the Fellowship of Friends (Oregon House) for their generous donations, which made it possible to put new tires on our trailer!Our (nonprofit) pantry operates a food
Published: April 26, 2016
Regarding the visually important ridge line lawsuit (VIR) reported on the April 19 front page of The Union — every time I read about the long, long, legal proceedings of the “ridgeline/taking” matter, I think, “Pay the two dollars.”By that I refer to the vaudeville skit wherein a man spits on the floor, is arrested and fined two dollars for
Published: April 26, 2016
Grass Valley Police DepartmentMonday7:11 a.m. — A caller from a business in the 100 block of West Berryhill Drive reported the theft of tools and computers.10:53 a.m. — A caller from the 400 block of Oak Street reported someone broke into a neighboring residence and there is vomit everywhere. Extra patrols were scheduled.1:35 p.m. — A caller from a business
Published: April 26, 2016
In observance of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, throughout the month of April the Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Coalition has focused on educating and creating awareness surrounding the issue of sexual assault and building community support for survivors. DVSAC’s Sexual Assault Prevention Team has been working with the Peer to Peer Leadership Club (P2PL) at Nevada Union High School in
Published: April 26, 2016
Gold Country Kiwanis will be hosting the Annual World Tai Chi and Qigong Day from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at Pioneer Park in Nevada City. The global event is organized annually in over 100 cities and 80 nations worldwide. The purpose is to educate millions around the planet on the health benefits of Tai Chi and Qigong.The day will
Published: April 26, 2016
The regular registration period for the 2016 Gold Country Youth Soccer League recreational season is currently open through May 31. Players can register online at www.goldcountrysoccer.org. In person registration at the Gold Country Youth Soccer League office will be held May 7 and May 14 from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. at 741 Maltman Drive in Grass Valley and in
Published: April 26, 2016
Registration is currently open for Nevada County Country Club’s Tuesday Night Golf League.Cost is $100 per team and play starts May 3 with a 6 p.m. shotgun start. Teams consist of up to four players, but only two play each week in a 9-hole match play format.The league is open to all men and women with current USGA handicaps. Length
Published: April 26, 2016
EDITOR’S NOTE: A previous version of this story published online incorrectly attributed findings from a previous grand jury report to the Board of Supervisors. The report released Tuesday by the Nevada County Civil Grand Jury is below. The Union regrets the error. The Nevada County Civil Grand Jury on Tuesday released a report “The Value of Transparency in the Nevada
Published: April 26, 2016
In the era of the internet it seems like all of human knowledge is at our fingertips. It seems as though there is nothing a person couldn’t learn. Right now, at this very moment, a person could go on the internet and Google topics like, “how to play ukulele,” “how to survive a rattle snake bite,” or “how to run
Published: April 25, 2016
There is no longer any debate about the correlation between the quantity and quality of the time your doctor spends with you and your satisfaction with his or her care — and there is no question that your satisfaction level correlates with your willingness to return for follow up appointments and with your overall compliance with your doctor’s treatment plan.
Published: April 25, 2016
Most of us have a certain ideal of how medical care should work... A person gets sick or injured, goes to the doctor, gets treated and gets better. But medical care isn’t always one-size-fits-all. Sometimes, people who have received a recent diagnosis of a serious illness or are struggling with the symptoms of one they’ve lived with for years may need
Published: April 6, 2016
People training for a marathon or recovering from an injury are probably familiar with their bodies enough to notice when they’re just not right. It might appear as chronic stiffness in the right shoulder, or favoring one leg when standing. Imbalances are something people experience in their bodies and are often highlighted with stress, said Nevada City yoga teacher Lindy
Published: April 25, 2016
Local author and guide Suzie Daggett will lead a workshop from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday on ways to open to intuition and live fully in inspired and present-dwelling thoughts. The interactive two-hour class will help participants explore steps leading to their truest selves. The workshop includes discussion about how to live one’s own reality, voice opinions, dance to individual
Published: April 25, 2016
When former President George H. Bush proclaimed in 1991 that each March 30th would be recognized as National Doctor’s Day, Dr. Thomas Zimmerman had already been working in the Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital (SNMH) Emergency Department for nearly 14 years. Twenty-five years later, he is getting ready to hang up his stethoscope to enjoy regular sleep and a peaceful life
Published: March 28, 2016
Ms. Hall misled the press when she said that the tenor of the Board of Supervisors campaign changed when a Tea Party affiliated group, Americans for Good Government, backed her opponent, Duane Strawser. It is she that has changed the tenor by making this election partisan even though the Board of Supervisors seat is non-partisan. It sounds like she is
Published: April 25, 2016
Published: April 25, 2016
Alyssa Reina, a 2012 Bear River graduate, helped the North Dakota State University softball team trample Western Illinois University last week to remain unbeaten in Summit League play.Reina, a redshirt junior catcher, brought big time power to the plate, going 8-for-10, with three doubles, a triple, two home runs, six RBIs and four runs scored in the series.For her efforts,
Published: April 25, 2016
IndyCar driver Alexander Rossi, a Nevada City native, claimed the top rookie spot in the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama, following a challenging weekend for the No. 98 car and Andretti Autosport team. The scenic Barber Motorsports Park played host to the fourth round of the 2016 Verizon IndyCar Series competition, which saw Rossi racing within the top-10 before crossing
Published: April 25, 2016
Bear River pitcher Nerissa Eason was simply perfect Monday as she led the Lady Bruins to a blowout win over Pioneer Valley League rival Colfax, 10-0.Eason was flawless as she dissected the Lady Falcons, throwing five perfect innings and striking out nine without allowing a single base runner. The game was called after five innings due to the mercy rule.Leading
Published: April 25, 2016
Marijuana bothers the sheriff? Maybe it is because there is substantial evidence that exposure to the drug during development can cause long-term and possibly permanent adverse changes in the brain? Or the significant impairment of judgment, motor coordination and reaction time in drivers who have been involved in accidents? Or disorders which are often associated with dependence. Because some states
Published: April 25, 2016
The Tea Party movement emerged in 2009 and by August 2013, the U.S. Inspector General’s office (IG) issued a report of its investigation of the IRS with many findings seconded by the IRS’s own Taxpayer Advocate.The IG found that by 2010 the IRS had begun paying “unusual attention to [certain] 501(c) applications” for tax-exemption, “developed and used inappropriate criteria” to
Published: April 25, 2016
John Carr’s “Carrtoon” published on April 13 is both sexist and out of date. First, women make up at least 57 percent of the labor force and 70 percent of women with children under 18 work outside the home. In four out of 10 households, women are the primary or sole breadwinners. In 2016, 60 percent of all accountants, enrolled
Published: April 25, 2016
More than 500 third grade students from around Nevada County were treated to Christmas songs in April. In Latin and Czech, no less. The children attended a special performance by The Rose Ensemble, just one day after the 12-member internationally renowned vocal ensemble appeared as part of InConcert Sierra’s Third Sunday Series in Grass Valley. The Rose Ensemble has achieved
Published: April 25, 2016
​Step Up to Kindergarten, a free summer program for incoming kindergarteners, developed by First 5 Nevada County, is now enrolling students at seven campuses around Western Nevada County. The First 5 program is in its fifth year and has grown each year, serving 103 children last summer. Teachers reported that the children showed growth in school readiness over the course
Published: April 25, 2016
The results are in for an annual survey conducted by the Grass Valley Police Department to gauge the public perception of issues in the community and services provided by the local law enforcement agency.“The survey results show that the top issues are drug abuse, alcohol abuse and burglary, which have remained consistent for several years,” said City Manager Bob Richardson.
Published: April 25, 2016
The organizers of a multi-unit cohousing project in Nevada City have a new site — and a series of presentations scheduled to run in the coming weeks for the public to gather more information on the planned neighborhood.“We worked hard for two years to find a location in Nevada City, we feel very special that we found this, now we
Published: April 25, 2016
Grass Valley Police DepartmentSunday7:50 a.m. — A caller from the 800 block of Sutton Way reported two men who came out of the bushes, one of whom had a machete and a handkerchief over his face. They could not be located.8:06 a.m. — A caller from the 100 block of East Main Street reported a man sleeping on the counter
Published: April 25, 2016
An altercation outside the Grass Valley library ended with one man in jail after he reportedly threw a rock and hit a bystander.Grass Valley Police officers responded to a call of an assault, with ambulance needed, a little before 10 a.m. Sunday, said Sgt. Clint Bates.The victim told officers that Geppetto Caravaggio Krug had approached another man, from whom he
Published: April 25, 2016
Three women were jailed and a man ended up in the hospital after reportedly being found in a stolen vehicle early Monday morning.A Grass Valley Police officer on patrol at about 12:30 a.m. saw a suspicious vehicle in front of a pharmacy in the 1000 block of Sutton Way, said Sgt. Clint Bates.The officer ran the license plate, which came
Published: April 25, 2016

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