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Terry Hunsaker passed away on Feb. 2, 2016 after a long battle with cancer. He was 65.A private family memorial service will be held.Terry was born Dec. 31, 1950 in Placerville.He was a carpenter for many years and managed a local motel for 20 years.Terry met his wife, Esther, in Vallejo in 1974. They moved to Grass Valley in 1995.He
Published: February 12, 2016
Randall ‘Randy’ Scott Snethen passed away unexpectedly from heart failure at his sister’s home on Feb. 8, 2016. He was 63.A viewing will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 18 at Hooper and Weaver Mortuary. A Celebration of Life will be held at noon on Friday, Feb. 19, at Sierra Presbyterian Church, 175 Ridge Road, Nevada City.Randy
Published: February 12, 2016
I have a couple of questions for Nevada County community leaders:The first question is: What do you see at the side of our roads as you drive to work, visit friends, go shopping, etc.? The answer is “Trash!” Bags, boxes, wrappers, bottles, cans and all manor of stuff that is either tossed out or has blown out of the back
Published: February 12, 2016
“Diesel” is a 1-year-old male German shepherd/border collie mix. He has been neutered, chipped and vaccinated. He is good with other dogs and loves to play. To adopt Diesel, 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
Published: February 12, 2016
Colored by over two decades of experience in the home design trenches, I have to admit I have a supersized pet peeve — namely consumers being railroaded into a narrow range of perceived “choices.” From backsplashes, to sofas, to flooring, to color palettes — sometimes it seems our HGTV’d world is becoming scarily homogenized. And, to yours truly, that’s the
Published: February 12, 2016
Since Kim Pierson is a self-avowed lover of Muscle Cars, when he had an opportunity to buy a ’70 LT-1 Corvette in 2001, he was interested. He was at a party given by a friend in the Bay Area when the friend told him he had a Vette and it was for sale. When Kim saw it was the LT-1,
Published: February 12, 2016
My friend Charlie invited me to go on a 6-mile hike in a nearby nature preserve.Sure, why not? Just because I’ve never been hiking before in my life shouldn’t hold me back. Besides, what is a hike, anyway, but a long walk? I walk all the time. Why, just yesterday I put out the garbage, and that meant taking it
Published: February 12, 2016
An artists’ reception will be held Thursday at Nevada County Arts Council’s micro-gallery at the Greater Grass Valley Chamber, 128 E. Main St., Grass Valley.“This will be a multi-celebratory reception. We will show work by Romain Telles and Eliza Cohen as student winners of the Wild and Scenic Film Festival Art Exhibition, as well as a fine collection of ceramics
Published: February 12, 2016
The Center for the Arts presents a free day for area youth today featuring Grammy nominated Secret Agent 23 Skidoo, the Amazing Bubble Man, arts-n-crafts, face-painting and more.The acts include:The Amazing Bubble ManLouis Pearl has been thrilling audiences around the world for nearly 30 years with the art, magic, science and fun of bubbles. An Edinburgh Fringe Festival favorite, he
Published: February 12, 2016
Paul Emery presents “A Thousand Kisses Deep: The Songs of Leonard Cohen,” a reprise of his triumphant tribute to one of the most fascinating and enigmatic singer/songwriters of the late 60s, according to a press release.The all-star lineup includes 12 musicians and one poet — Anni McCann, Kimberly Bass, Eleanore MacDonald, Molly Fisk, Pat Jacobsen, Shay Dillon, Peter Wilson, Stephen
Published: February 12, 2016
Most thought it was Carolina’s chance to shine on the big stage. The Broncos had all the answers in their 24-10 victory. It was not a Peyton Manning masterpiece, although he did go 7-for-9 in passing in the first quarter. Most may have underestimated the Denver defense that scored points and suffocated Cam Newton. If this was Manning’s last tilt,
Published: February 12, 2016
Just a few months ago, it seemed as if the November election might produce the silliest “silly season” ever seen in modern California politics. But the essential good sense of shoppers around the state appears to have prevented that.It’s shoppers at big box stores like Home Depot, Best Buy, Target, Walmart and Costco who provide the bulk of voter signatures
Published: February 12, 2016
An Obama third term, Bernie or Hillary, will mean our America will be taken further down the road to perdition. The first an avowed socialist, the other a congenital liar. In either case, both present the smiley face of benevolence which is really the picture of Dorian Gray. They are of the progressive mind set as master potter, placing societal
Published: February 12, 2016
Back in the summer of 1988, through the generosity of good friends, I had the use of a very charming and rustic cabin on one of the beaches outside of Tofino, British Columbia. Tofino is a small fishing village on the western shore of Vancouver Island and at the time it was a destination for surfers, kayakers, tourists and every
Published: February 12, 2016
As Nevada County’s supervisors this week made changes to language of the marijuana initiative scheduled for the June ballot ­— seeking to make the language of the measure easier to understand — they also unanimously stated that if the ballot measure fails, then they would repeal an existing ban on outdoor grows and work with stakeholders to develop regulations.Such a
Published: February 12, 2016
Reinette Senum’s column in The Union was an insult to grandparents.First, what new change does she want for the 20 to 30 year olds? Haven’t we just gone through seven years of change? Second, probably the car the 18- and “older youths” are driving belongs to Grandma or Grandpa or is financed or co-signed by them. Also, who bought the
Published: February 12, 2016
In her letter to the editor, I believe the Lily Marie-Mora is right on about the difficulties Nevada County would have if it broke away from California. I volunteer at the Empire Mine and South Yuba River state parks. The state has offered to spend over $1 million to repair the bridge in Bridgeport. It has already spent nearly that
Published: February 12, 2016
It takes a village idiot
Published: February 12, 2016
Kenneth Eugene McCarthy passed away on Jan. 31, 2016 after a brave battle with melanoma. He was 67.A long time resident of Nevada County and beloved high school math teacher, Ken will be remembered for his sense of humor and caring demeanor.Ken was born Dec. 25, 1948 in Culver City, California to Eugene and Patricia McCarthy. Ken attended Saint Monica’s
Published: February 12, 2016
Edward Victor Molineaux, passed away peacefully in Grass Valley Jan. 22, 2016. He was the son of the late Edward and Victoria Molineaux of Camden, NJ. A memorial service will be held at the Elks Lodge in Grass Valley Feb. 20, 2016 from 1 to 4 p.m. at 109 S. School St., Grass Valley, CA 95945. The service will include
Published: February 12, 2016
Grass Valley Police DepartmentThursday10:32 a.m. — A caller from the 700 block of South Auburn Street reported the theft of a cellphone.10:52 a.m. — A man from Sierra College reported his vehicle was on fire.11:31 a.m. — A caller from the 100 block of Bank Street reported suspicious packages possibly being shipped illegally.1:41 p.m. — A caller reported a man
Published: February 12, 2016
The Nevada County elections office is offering free training for its new online reporting system for political campaign disclosures.Elections officials will hold two courses Feb. 24 in the Board of Supervisors chambers at the Eric Rood Administrative Center, 950 Maidu Ave., Nevada City. The first is from 9 to 11:30 a.m. The second is 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.“It’s open to
Published: February 12, 2016
Maxine Barnett considered it a miracle, when she and Dick Osgood exchanged vows in a Valentine’s Day ceremony inside the Rough and Ready wedding chapel. It wasn’t exactly the ceremony that she considered miraculous. Rather it was that the couple had their hearts filled by newfound love, merely months after each had lost the love of their own respective lives.
Published: February 12, 2016
A man accused of shooting someone in the leg last month was charged Friday with attempted murder, the Nevada County Sheriff’s Office said.Michael Henry Mozzetti, 61, of Rough and Ready, is accused in connection with the Jan. 31 shooting in the 10000 block of La Sierra Drive, Sgt. Bob Jakobs said.Authorities charged Mozzetti after interviewing several witnesses and searching Mozzetti’s
Published: February 12, 2016
Five Free Throw Contest winners from the Fr. Nicolas Phelan Knights of Columbus Council in Grass Valley travelled to Yuba City Feb. 6 to compete in the District 4 contest against competitors from Marysville, Yuba City and Gridley. Ellie Wood won the 12 year old girls championship, Jack O’Niell won the 11 year old boys championship, Isaac Fassler won the
Published: February 12, 2016
Bear River senior David O’Brien led the Bear River boys basketball team to victory over Foothill, 53-46, on Senior Night. O’Brien scored 13 points, grabbed six rebounds, nabbed four steals and doled out three assists.
Published: February 12, 2016
The 2016 PGA Tour season is now in full swing (pardon the pun) and is now making its way through California. A couple weeks ago we watched the Desert Challenge (sponsored this year by CareerBuilders). Then last week the boys played in the college town atmosphere of TPC Scottsdale. Today is round No. 3 at the historic site of the
Published: February 12, 2016
Win or go home.The time has come for the Bruins’ wrestlers to unleash their A-game and lay it all out on the line to see how far each individual can go in the postseason.At 10 a.m. today, the Bruins look to crank up the intensity as they begin the journey with the Pioneer Valley League Tournament at Placer High School.“I
Published: February 12, 2016
The importance of providing safe and affordable water for impoverished areas and minorities will be discussed Feb. 14 during two services and a workshop at the Unitarian Universalist congregation in Grass Valley. The public is invited. The speaker and workshop leader will be Rev. Amanda Ford, coordinator of the Environmental Justice Coalition for Water. She is based in Sacramento. The
Published: February 12, 2016
Nevada City officials are fighting an ongoing battle with a community group over their decision to allow the operation of a Bed and Breakfast in the residential zone of Nevada City.Friends of Spring Street on Jan. 27 filed a notice of appeal to the Third District Court of Appeal after Nevada County Superior Court Judge Thomas Anderson affirmed a 2014
Published: February 12, 2016
Everyone will ride the Gold Country Stage for free this Wednesday in an attempt to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions.People can ride all routes at no cost during regular operation times — 5:50 a.m. to 8 p.m. The free service is provided through a Low Carbon Transit Operations Program air quality grant. The grant provides public transit services with financial
Published: February 12, 2016
Last year, five-year-old Cashus Casci started his own tradition of bringing flowers to every student and teacher in his class on Valentine’s Day. Casci headed out on Wednesday, loaded with flowers, for his kindergarten class’s Valentine’s Day party at Grass Valley Charter School. He says he plans on keeping his annual tradition going.
Published: February 12, 2016
Award wining photographer Jerry Berry will highlight how photography can capture illusion, hidden stories and an impressionistic style at an upcoming Nevada County Camera Club meeting. “At some point we ask ourselves, do I have a personal style that separates me from the rest or am I just going through the motions of perfecting the technical side of photography?” Berry
Published: February 12, 2016
“Stop Fracking In California,” is the title of a free, informational public meeting at 7 p.m. Feb. 16 at the Unitarian Universalist Community of the Mountains, 246 S. Church St. in Grass Valley. All are welcome.Arranged through the Nevada County Climate Change Coalition, the meeting is designed to provide critical information on what fracking is (“hydraulic fracturing”), why it is
Published: February 12, 2016
The Nevada County Historical Society will host author Chris Enss, who will discuss her newest book, “Entertaining Women: Actresses, Dancers, and Singers of the Old West” at 7 p.m. Feb. 18 in the Community Room at Madelyn Helling Library in Nevada City.Long before actors were vying for an Oscar nomination, famed thespians were trying to carve out a modest living
Published: February 12, 2016
A Yuba County horse rancher was convicted Tuesday of four marijuana-related felonies for subleasing property to a marijuana grower.Although the marijuana was never harvested, and there was no evidence the rancher ever received any money for the 85-plant garden, Yuba County Superior Court Judge Benjamin Wirtschafter found Jose Cardenas guilty.Cardenas was convicted of planting marijuana, possession of marijuana for sale,
Published: February 11, 2016
Proponents of three local ballot initiatives slated for the June 7 election have a week from today to get their arguments to the Nevada County elections office.The arguments, limited to 300 words, are due by 5 p.m. Feb. 19. Elections officials will then distribute them to their respective opponents, who will have until Feb. 26 to deliver their 250-word rebuttals.Between
Published: February 11, 2016
It was a tale of two halves in Thursday’s Pioneer Valley League clash between the Bear River boys basketball team and Foothill.The Bruins fell behind early but battled tremendously down the stretch to tame the Mustangs and nab a gutsy 53-46 victory on Senior Night at Jack R. McCrory Gymnasium.“I told everyone, ‘We’re going to get this one. This is
Published: February 11, 2016
The Lyman Gilmore Middle School wrestling team continues to impress on the mat with a strong showing at the 2016 Granite Oaks Wrestling Invitational held in Rocklin.The Bombers were among 650 young grapplers from 37 schools and quickly rose to the top, earning seven individual championships and a total of 14 top-four finishes.“It was a good day to be a
Published: February 11, 2016
The Seven Hills seventh grade boys basketball team won the Union Hill Basketball Tournament over the weekend. Seven Hills defeated Nevada City School of the Arts in the championship game to earn the title.The Seven Hills Raiders are comprised of Ayrton Swasey, Caiden Nunley, Connor Trujillo, Derek Hicks, Drew Wasley, Eli Jones, Ezra Tout, Joe Pardini, John Highsmith, Justis Conway,
Published: February 11, 2016
You might recognize him as one of the main characters in his popular cartoon series, “It takes a Village Idiot,” in The Union. But on Sunday, this familiar face will head a procession of revelers and floats down Broad Street. “It’s a great honor,” said R.L. “Bob” Crabb. The Nevada County native and editorial cartoonist at The Union has been
Published: February 11, 2016
A man suspected of kidnapping his romantic rival at gunpoint in Yuba County was arrested without incident by Nevada County Sheriff’s deputies Tuesday.Joshua Devon Herrera, 26, was being sought by Yuba County law enforcement after the reported kidnapping, said Sheriff’s Lt. Bill Smethers.Herrera allegedly confronted the other man and forced him into his vehicle, holding him at gunpoint.The man was
Published: February 11, 2016
Judith Gayle Self passed away on Jan. 25, 2016 in Grass Valley, CA. She was born July 22, 1940 in Kingfisher, OK to parents Jess and Gertrude Jones. Judith attended Willamette University and received a BA. She married Kenneth Self on Oct. 31, 1985 at Lake Tahoe. Judith enjoyed photography and watercolor painting. She is survived by her husband Kenneth
Published: February 11, 2016
Jeffrey Alan Shields passed away Jan. 29, 2016. He was 57.Jeff lived in Cascade Shores for more than 15 years. Jeff was a member of the New Warriors Men’s Organization, Bridge Gender Communication Group, and a Lifetime Member of the LoveWorks Relationship Training. He was a Teamster Baker, Propane Driver, small plane pilot, aircraft mechanic, forest firefighter and organic dairy
Published: February 11, 2016
John Henry Meyer passed away Feb. 5, 2016 after losing his battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 56. A service will be held in his honor at 2 p.m. March 5 at St. Canice Church.John Henry Meyer was born July 8, 1959 in Los Angeles the fifth of six children born to Otto and Ruth Meyer. The family moved to
Published: February 11, 2016
Nevada County Superior Court Judge Candace S. Heidelberger is the only candidate to state an intention to run for that office, virtually ensuring she will be re-elected.Candidates for the county’s only Superior Court judicial race this year had to declare their intention to run between Feb. 1 and Wednesday. Heidelberger, the incumbent, was the only one to declare.Heidelberger now must
Published: February 11, 2016
“If you aren’t making everyone mad at you, you aren’t doing your job.” I’ve been told this countless times since arriving in western Nevada County as The Union’s new publisher. Well, I didn’t aim to make everyone mad at me. Unlike some of The Union’s previous publishers, and editors, my goal was to be inclusive, not to be divisive. I
Published: February 11, 2016
The Gold Country Celtic Society would like to thank local wineries Montoliva Vineyard, Solune Winegrowers, Szabo Vineyards, Nevada City Winery, Pilot Peak Winery, Sierra Starr Vineyard, Lucchesi Vineyards, Coufos Cellers, Avangaurdia Wines and Gray Pine Winery, and wine merchants Carrington’s Fine Wines and SPD Market for their generous support of out 25th annual Robert Burns’ Dinner and Concert. Without them,
Published: February 11, 2016
In its recent editorial, “Our View: State of Jefferson proposition not based in reality,” The Union’s Editorial Board makes its opinion public. It thinks our efforts to create a new state are pointless.I would like to wholeheartedly disagree with the board’s opinion.Let me take the board’s main points one by one. Its first point is that, even if the voters
Published: February 11, 2016
I know you have concerns about quality of life in Nevada County. So do I. I am asking that Nevada County voters be respected regarding regulating cannabis cultivation.AB 21 has passed the Senate 35 to 3. There’s no longer an urgency in this urgency cannabis cultivation ordinance. Please consider retracting this radically flawed ordinance, including presenting it to voters.Sheriff Royal
Published: February 11, 2016
Grass Valley Police DepartmentWednesday8:31 a.m. — A caller from the 1000 block of Joerschke Drive reported vandalism to a dog fence.11:24 a.m. — A caller from Plaza Drive and Brunswick Road reported a woman going into labor in a vehicle in the parking lot. She was transported to the hospital.3:16 p.m. — A caller from the 300 block of Sutton
Published: February 11, 2016
After a vehicle crashed into the back of the Nevada City Police Department’s K-9 unit, Officer Scott Goin and his partner, Rudiger, escaped serious injury — but their ride was demolished.A local welding company owner was more than happy to help get the duo back on the road, however.Approximately one year ago, the Nevada City Police Department was given a
Published: February 11, 2016
In the second of a two-part series, “Housing and the Homeless in Nevada County and Beyond,” a panel will discuss Saturday Nevada County’s housing situation and how it impacts homelessness. Hosted by the League of Women Voters of Western Nevada County, presenters will be Susan Farrington, president, Homeless Resource Council of the Sierras, Placer Consortium on Homelessness; Michael Haggerty, director
Published: February 11, 2016
A total of 51 cars competed in this year’s Cub Scout Pack 23 Pinewood Derby at Forest Charter School. Sponsored by the Lion’s Club, the top five finishers for speed were Finn Macrea (first place), Jake Laweson, Cody Pfadt, Robert Maple and Levi Soper.
Published: February 11, 2016
The next “A Cup with a Cop”, event will be from 8 to 10 a.m. on Wednesday at Java John’s, 306 Broad St. in Nevada City. As part of the Community Connect Program, Nevada City Police Chief Tim Foley, and other officers will be on hand to visit with interested community members. In this relaxed, informal setting Chief Foley and
Published: February 11, 2016
Mona Matthias, who enjoyed a 34-year career as a teacher and internationally known expert in teaching math, will speak about “Women, Math and Fun!” at the monthly dinner meeting of Business and Professional Women of Nevada County on Wednesday at Summer Thyme’s Bakery and Deli, 213 Colfax Ave. in Grass Valley. Members of the public are invited. Through a variety
Published: February 11, 2016
The Nevada County Fairgrounds Foundation will be hosting its sixth annual all-you-can-eat ‘Cioppino Feed’ on March 5 in Ponderosa Hall at the Nevada County Fairgrounds. Doors open at 5 and dinner service begins at 6 p.m. For the event, the chefs will create and serve Arnie Romanello’s special 100-year-old recipe for all to enjoy. Dinner includes antipasto, all-you-can-eat Cioppino, salad
Published: February 11, 2016
Every year in early February, the fishing on the Feather River gets a big boost with the planting of juvenile steelhead. This has been going on for more than four decades.The stripers in the river delta system seem to have been conditioned with something akin to institutional memory. The big stripers show up in the Yuba City area in late
Published: February 11, 2016
The Nevada City Council on Wednesday rejected a proposal to expand the terms of an existing working agreement to open an emergency shelter for people in need during bad weather. “The emergency shelter plan we currently have in place is the right solution for Nevada City,” said Mayor Jennifer Ray.“It does provide shelter when temperatures are freezing and is designed
Published: February 11, 2016
Bear Yuba Land Trust is counting down the days to the Oak Tree Bash, a fun event where the community will come together to recognize two lifetime conservationists — Janet Cohen and David Lawler.BYLT’s Annual Member Meeting and Leadership Awards will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 1 at the historic North Star House, 12075 Auburn
Published: February 11, 2016
On Thursday, the prosecution wrapped up its first week of testimony in the homicide trial involving brothers Scott Hollingshead and Christopher Nix. Testimony will resume Tuesday in Nevada County Superior Court.Hollingshead and Nix reportedly were waiting for murder victim Brian Spalding at his Banner Mountain residence on the night of April 14, 2014. They allegedly shot Spalding before dragging him
Published: February 11, 2016
A Grass Valley restaurant and pub has set three days of music and dining over the holiday weekend.The venue, 151 Union Square, is having a “Dine and Dance Valentine’s Weekend Experience” Friday, Saturday and Sunday.Music inlcudes: SoLS Duo as Doug and Tim, 7 to 10 p.m. Friday, Dale Head Band, 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday. Dream and the Dreamer, 6
Published: February 11, 2016
Paul Emery presents “A Thousand Kisses Deep: The Songs of Leonard Cohen,” a reprise of his triumphant tribute to one of the most fascinating and enigmatic singer/songwriters of the late 60s, according to a press release.The all-star lineup includes 12 musicians and one poet — Anni McCann, Kimberly Bass, Eleanore MacDonald, Molly Fisk, Pat Jacobsen, Shay Dillon, Peter Wilson, Stephen
Published: February 5, 2016
The next best thing to seeing Elvis Costello live in Grass Valley is seeing Elvis Costello performing live in concert at the Liverpool Philharmonic at Sierra Cinemas in Grass Valley.With a state-of-the-art digital projection and sound system, Sierra Cinemas presents Elvis Costello’s June 2015 “Live Detour at Liverpool Philharmonic Hall” in a one-time only showing at 8 p.m. Monday.The detour
Published: February 11, 2016
I was sad to hear this week that Nevada County will not put on a “One Billion Rising” event on Valentine’s Day as we did last year. (See www.theunion.com for coverage).Last year, I had another commitment and couldn’t make it to the Safeway parking lot in downtown Grass Valley where all the action took place.But I did learn the “Break
Published: February 11, 2016
How to be SingleRated R, running time 110 minutes. Special Advance Show Tonight! Thursday, Feb. 11 at 7:15pm at Del Oro Theatre. New York City is full of lonely hearts seeking the right match, and what Alice, Robin, Lucy, Meg, Tom and David all have in common is the need to learn how to be single in a world filled
Published: February 11, 2016
To say this year’s Oscar nominees for Best Documentary Shorts are life-affirming isn’t to say they’re easy to take. Most people’s lives travel nowhere close to the extremes depicted. Film offers an incomparable opportunity to spend a couple hours in the dark safely cushioned by packets of enlightenment. Feel something of what the people in these non-fiction stories feel; understand
Published: February 11, 2016
Experience “Splendor in the Brass” Friday during a special house concert and seminar presented by InConcert Sierra. The performance will feature San Francisco Bay Area trumpeter Scott Macomber and Nevada County pianist Nancy McRay.Macomber and McRay have been collaborating musically for almost 30 years. For the Friday concert, they are programming works from the Baroque period on through modern times,
Published: February 11, 2016
The colors of purple, green and gold will paint the town of Nevada City this Presidents Day weekend with the 2016 Mardi Gras Celebration. This year’s festivities will feature a Voodoo-themed Masquerade Ball on Saturday night, followed by a street faire, parade and children’s Carnevale on Sunday.New this year, the Nevada City Chamber of Commerce is excited to welcome the
Published: February 11, 2016
For many folks, Valentine’s Day means buying roses for your loved one and then taking her or him out to a fancy dinner. The North Columbia Schoolhouse Cultural Center celebrates a little differently each year with the Valentine Erotique performance. An annual classic, this erotic extravaganza returns at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at 7:30 p.m. with a brand new array of
Published: February 11, 2016
With the recent passing of rock legend David Bowie, a community-based musical tribute is scheduled Feb. 18 to celebrate his music of Bowie. The event will at 8:30 p.m. at the Miners Foundry Cultural Center in Nevada City. “We have an unprecedented gathering of amazing talent,” said Larry Casserly, show producer and owner of Boomerang Beat Collaborative.Concert attendees will be
Published: February 11, 2016
Nevada County DJ Ed Lawson will play tunes at a Valentine’s dinner-dance from 6 to 11 p.m. Saturday at St. Dominic’s Hall, 28 E. Oak St., Colfax.The cost is $30 per person or $10 for dancing only.The evening begins at 6 with a no-host cocktail hour.A prime rib dinner follows from 7 to 8:30. Dancing afterward until 11.For reservations, call
Published: February 11, 2016
THURSDAYIllustration By I.B. Nelson — 8 a.m., South Pine Cafe, 102 Richardson St., Grass Valley. A selection of illustrations created in pen and ink, watercolor, Prismacolor, with digital modification. Nelson’s work has been published by or been featured in: King Feature’s New Breed, San Jose Mercury News, California Bicyclist, Beer the Magazine, Sega of America, Dancing Frog Graphics, American Brewer
Published: February 11, 2016
It isn’t every day that someone in their mid-80s decides to pick up a guitar and learn to play it. And it’s even rarer when, at 93, he makes his live radio debut playing his original songs. But that’s exactly what Tom Christison of Woodland will be doing next Tuesday in the 9 a.m. hour on KVMR’s Morning Show (89.5
Published: February 11, 2016
Mike Shapiro Trio plays a Valentine’s dance, rock and blues party 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Saturday at the Brass Rail, North San Juan.
Published: February 11, 2016
This weekend, the Nevada City Classic Café celebrates both Mardi Gras and Valentine’s Day with a special menu along with the joyful and romantic European Gypsy music of Beaucoup Chapeaux. Seven years ago, Classic Café owner Genevieve Crouzet created Friday Night Tapas and Music with Beaucoup Chapeaux — the result of which was a revival of night life on the
Published: February 11, 2016
COOPER’S ALE HOUSE235 Commercial St., Nevada City530-265-0116http://coopersnclive.comFri Feb. 12 – Kingpin - $7Sat Feb. 13 – Space Rabies/California Riot Act/Roswell-$10CRAZY HORSE SALOON & GRILL230 Commercial St., Nevada City (530) 265-4000www.crazyhorsenc.comNot your ordinary bar foodKitchen open lateUltimate destination for sportsFri Feb. 12 – Geezer Gig –oldies rock, blues, swing-5 p.m.-free – Klozd Sirkut-funk-tronica from Seattle - 9:30 p.m. - $7Sat Feb.
Published: February 11, 2016
I just got back from a long weekend at the “Happiest place on Earth.” You know the place: “House of Mouse,” “The Land That Walt Built” — a.k.a. Disneyland and its cousin, California Adventure, separated by Downtown Disney. I went with a friend. We did not take children. We were the children. It was ... amazing!My girlfriend had been telling
Published: February 10, 2016
Sheriff Keith Royal has secured an additional $30,000 for helicopter rental and pilot services, money that will go in part to searches for illegal marijuana grows. The Board of Supervisors on Tuesday unanimously approved the extra money, which comes from asset forfeitures. It brings the total amount designated for helicopters this fiscal year to $55,000.Supervisor Hank Weston was absent.The increase
Published: February 10, 2016
The Rocklin Thunder came into Albert Ali Gymnasium Wednesday and spoiled an otherwise festive night for Nevada Union, beating the Miners, 60-53, on Senior Night.The Miners started strong, building a 20-11 first quarter edge. The Thunder narrowed the deficit in the second quarter and then took over in the second half.Nevada Union led 31-26 heading into the third quarter, but
Published: February 10, 2016
The Bear River boys basketball team struggled to find its offensive footing against Lincoln Tuesday and it cost the Bruins yet another Pioneer Valley League game.Playing in Lincoln, the Bruins shot just 31 percent from the floor and 53 percent from the free throw line as they fell to the Fighting Zebras, 58-45.Bear River did get a strong showing from
Published: February 10, 2016
Battling until the end, the Bear River Lady Bruins basketball team pulled out all the stops Wednesday, Senior Night, but couldn’t squeak out a victory, falling to Lincoln 47-41.Before the game, Bear River honored graduating seniors Kaely Rath, Kaitlyn Solomon and Savannah Wirth, who all walked out to center court at Jack R. McCrory Gymnasium one last time. “Well it
Published: February 10, 2016
Jamie Reeves, a 1998 graduate of Nevada Union High School who works in higher education research, is the newest member of the Nevada Joint Union High School District Board of Trustees. The board at its Wednesday night meeting voted 3-0 to appoint Reeves to its vacant seat. Trustee Linda Campbell abstained from voting. Five other candidates applied for the position
Published: February 10, 2016
The Community of Writers at Squaw Valley will hold its annual workshops in June and July, which are several week-long gatherings of serious poets and writers every summer in the Northern California ski area of Squaw Valley. The deadline to apply for summer 2016 workshops is April 2. Some financial aid is available.These conferences include workshops, panel discussions, craft talks
Published: February 10, 2016
I want to remind voters registered as “decline to state” — who have the Republican state of mind where you believe in smaller government, lower taxes, less regulations, free enterprise and who respect the liberty the Constitution allows all Americans — you must re-register to vote so you can vote for the Republican primary presidential candidate of your choice in
Published: February 10, 2016
Throw a ball straight up, at a hundred miles an hour. The ball rises, slows to a stop, and falls back down.Throw it upward at a thousand miles an hour. The ball flies higher, but, again, slows to a stop and falls.Now fling that ball up at 25,000 miles an hour. The ball slows, but never stops. The ball drifts
Published: February 10, 2016
Many parents believe that college planning starts in the fall of the senior year of high school, as it did when they applied. Not any more. One of the biggest changes to the college application process is the extended time and planning it entails. The process of finding the right college — and making yourself a good candidate for admission
Published: February 10, 2016
Frances Leavell, a long-time teacher in the Grass Valley Elementary schools, passed away quietly in her home on Jan. 31, 2016, in the company of people that she loved. She was 97.She was born Frances Lillian LaRue in 1918 in the small town of Boring, Oregon, south of Portland. That year her father contracted and survived the terrible flu that
Published: February 10, 2016
Sometimes I think I learned more politically relevant lessons playing ball than anywhere else. If nothing else, sports teach realism: what you can do, what you can’t, how to deal with it. Also, what’s the score, how much time’s left, and what’s the best tactic right now?It helps to know the rules, and it’s important to keep your head. Bad
Published: February 10, 2016
Super Bowl 50 was perhaps the most political in pro football’s history. Not for the game itself, but rather the remarkable halftime show with its powerful performance by musical superstar Beyonce. This sporting extravaganza, more than any other, sits at the apex of U.S. commercialized sports and celebrity, with an estimated 110 million viewers around the world. Beyonce brought to
Published: February 10, 2016
The trial of homicide suspects Scott Hollingshead and his brother, Christopher Nix, will wrap up the first week of testimony today in Nevada County Superior Court.It was anticipated that Deputy District Attorney Jennifer Ow would be focusing on how searchers recovered the weapon the prosecution believes was used in the murder of Brian Spalding. Hollingshead and Nix reportedly were waiting
Published: February 10, 2016
The Nevada City Council on Wednesday voted 5-0 to adopt an ordinance that forbids owners of chain restaurants and retailers from opening within the city limits.Under the measure, only specified firms in the “service industry” will be allowed to operate after their owners obtain a Conditional Use Permit from the city. The ordinance, entitled “Formula Businesses Restrictions and Regulations,” will
Published: February 10, 2016
Supporters of candidate Bernie Sanders are hosting a Democratic Debate Watch Party tonight at the Foothills Event Center, 400 Idaho Maryland Road in Grass Valley (just past the Home Center). Doors will open at 5 p.m., pre-debate program starts at 5:30 and the debate beings at 6. There will be a no host bar with beer, wine, soft drinks and
Published: February 10, 2016
Sierra Presbyterian Church will be hosting a free concert by the Westmont College Orchestra at 2 p.m. on Valentine’s Day. The 60-member orchestra, under the direction of Michael Shasberger, will perform Tchaikovsky’s “Romeo and Juliet, Fantasy Overture,” “Music for Shakespeare” by Edward Green and “At Shakespeare’s Tomb” by Emily Rutherford. Six members of the Westmont Chapel Band will perform select
Published: February 10, 2016
Nanci Lee Woody, author of Tears and Trombones, will be the guest speaker at the Gold Country Writers’ meeting from 10 a.m. to noon on Feb. 17. Woody’s first novel won the prestigious Independent Publishers medal (IPPY) for Best Fiction in the Western Region but she is also a prolific writer of poetry, song lyrics and short stories. She has
Published: February 10, 2016
‘Furever Friends’: Sammie’s Friends offering reduced adoption rates for Valentine’s Day weekendSammie’s Friends is cutting adoption rates on Saturday in the hope people will find a new companion this Valentine’s Day weekend.Nevada County’s animal shelter is hosting a “Furever Yours Pet Adoption Event” from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday at its 14647 McCourtney Road facility. People who adopt a dog
Published: February 10, 2016
Camp and summer program coordinators are encouraged to register to be a vendor at the Fifth Annual Summer Camp and Activities Fair, sponsored through a partnership with Nevada City Parks and Recreation and Parents’ Resource Guide.More than 300 families attend the fair each year, an event that is designed to give parents the opportunity to meet organizers and ask questions
Published: February 10, 2016
Grass Valley Police DepartmentTuesday9:42 a.m. — A caller from the 900 block of Old Tunnel Road reported transients camping on private property, possibly with three tents.9:59 a.m. — A caller from the 400 block of French Avenue reported fraudulent charges on a bank account.11:12 a.m. — A caller from the 400 block of Marshall Street reported a burglary to a
Published: February 10, 2016
In May 2015, the Nevada Joint Union High School District Board of Trustees voted unanimously for a later start at its two biggest schools, moving the first bell from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. at Bear River and Nevada Union high schools, starting in fall 2016. The board’s action was a clear statement: The district was willing to absorb the
Published: February 10, 2016
A Sacramento County man was linked to a rash of burglaries and a vehicle theft by Grass Valley Police officers and was arrested Tuesday — reportedly while in the act of trying to break into the safety deposit box of a credit union at McClellan.Officer Zack LaFerriere took the initial Grass Valley case on Jan. 22, with a report of
Published: February 10, 2016

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