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Mrs. Bradford Woodridge of Roseville, chairwoman of the Women’s Club, declared in a speech here that one day children shall belong to the state and parents will have to prove they are fit to raise them.Americans shadow Villista band. Villa himself escapes — suffers a broken hip.Born to Mr. and Mrs. William Wasley — a son.Zeppelins raid east England —
Published: April 29, 2016
The “Leap of Faith” campaign sponsored by Peace Lutheran Church shows what faith, prayer and hard work can achieve: The generous people of western Nevada County donated $17,680 — far surpassing Peace’s goal of $10,000. Thank you for your loving hearts!With the seed grant from Peace, made possible by the late Lee Renz, we will give $27,325 to the Salvation
Published: April 29, 2016
It was bound to happen once Republican presidential candidates like Donald Trump and Ted Cruz began building their campaigns on a foundation of anti-illegal immigrant rhetoric and policy proposals:Many thousands of legal Latino residents all around the nation began seeking U.S. citizenship so they could become registered voters and cast ballots against either Cruz or Trump, should either become the
Published: April 29, 2016
Ed Bourne has been out pounding the pavement, soliciting advertisements for the Grass Valley Elks Lodge’s newsletter. The 93-year-old sold four $50 business card ads in recent weeks. The fact that a 93-year-old member is doing that work illustrates the obstacles facing the Elks lodge.“In the early ’90s, when I joined, we had more than 500 members,” said Bourne. “Last
Published: April 29, 2016
TOPS, Chapter #1739TOPS proud to announce, that two of its members, Johanna Deuel and Clare McDowell, have each lost over 100 pounds, and both women have kept the weight off for over a year. If you would be interested in joining TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly), the club meets at 10 a.m. every Friday morning, and check-in is between 9
Published: April 29, 2016
“Winston” is a male, fixed pure bred, long haired Chihuahua. He’s middle-aged, current on shots and good with cats and dogs. Bonds quickly and loves attention. To adopt Winston, 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: April 29, 2016
I was surprised and saddened to see Mr. Meckler’s letter in The Union on April 26, calling into question my integrity after I shared information, at his request, pointing out the connections between the Americans for Good Government and Tea Party in good faith. Please read the source material for yourself: Sierra Foothills Report, May 30, 2014 and YubaNet, March
Published: April 29, 2016
Two recent news items deserve additional attention because of how they relate to our declining middle class. The one is the sharp increase in suicides; and the other is the tremendous jump in prices for the 10 most popular drugs — four of which have more than doubled in price. A Washington Post article a few days ago cited federal
Published: April 29, 2016
We live in our world of change that’s been accelerated year over year. Remember when flip phones were the technological flagship for cell phones? Now we’re able to watch VR (virtual reality) videos on our smart phones that have more computing power than the Apollo 11 spaceship. We’re living in a world that will soon be surrounded by self-driving cars
Published: April 29, 2016
Considering the season, it didn’t take long for proponents and opponents of Measure W to jump on what they saw as a political football this week.But, in reality, it was no football. And it’s a shame some sought to score political points by bouncing off a local family’s crisis, one that could easily have become a catastrophe for our community.We
Published: April 29, 2016
Supervisors Hank Weston and Dan Miller recently published their rationale for Measure W. The No on W Committee would like to respond. No on W is about addressing environmental and public safety concerns by way of regulation, not prohibition. No on W is about fair government that hears and considers the needs of all citizens impartially. It is about taking
Published: April 29, 2016
Published: April 29, 2016
Many of our culinary herbs come from hot, dry, sunny climates and have evolved in dry, rocky soils. These conditions favor the concentration of flavor compounds humans have found so attractive for use in food preparation. Chemicals with names like geraniol, limonene, camphor, and thymol are from a group of chemicals known as terpenes, which are produced in abundance in
Published: April 29, 2016
A workshop, “Container Gardening for Herbs, Vegetables, Flowers and More,” will be held today from 10 a.m. to noon at the Master Gardener’s demonstration garden at the NID grounds, 1036 W. Main St. in Grass Valley. The workshop, which is free, will offer information about a gardening option for those who may have limited space or minimal time to spend
Published: April 29, 2016
A free talk on the endangered Stebbins’ morning-glory species is set for 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. May 10 at the Sierra College Nevada County Campus in Grass Valley.The event, led by conservation specialists Sandra Namoff and Denise Della Santina, will be in the Multipurpose Center, building N-12, at the campus at 250 Sierra College Drive.A meet-and-greet session with refreshments will
Published: April 29, 2016
Celebrating 16 years of presenting and advocating for excellence in the arts, The Center for the Arts is sharing the love with their “I HEART The Center” Spring Membership Drive running from April 25 through the month of May, according to a press release.As a nonprofit organization, membership support is critical for The Center to continue to bring diverse, consistent
Published: April 29, 2016
Our friend Melody’s flight was delayed, so I had plenty of time to watch people come and go at the airport. Picking up visitors at the airport is a loathsome task on the best day; there’s nothing quite like driving around for 45 minutes trying to find a space in the short-term parking lot to get you in the mood
Published: April 29, 2016
While Benji may not be your typical gearhead, he does love cars. He has cerebral palsy and is “special,” but that does not mean he just sits around. “He likes to work,” dad Larry Frederickson said. “He’s got 10 vacuum cleaners for around the house and he has a riding mower for keeping the lawn trimmed. He also starts our
Published: April 29, 2016
Grass Valley Police DepartmentThursday7:06 a.m. — A caller from Highway 174 and Highway 20 reported a duck and her ducklings in the fast lane.8:20 a.m. — A caller from the 100 block of Stewart Street reported a man in a white coat and black hat sleeping on the porch and refusing to leave.8:55 a.m. — A woman from the 200
Published: April 29, 2016
​Wildfire Community Preparedness Day is from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 7. Bring the family and come to the Public Safety Training Center located on the Sierra College Campus for a host of activities that will teach you how to make your home and community safer from the impacts of future and past wildfires. Learn how to keep your
Published: April 29, 2016
Due to currently dry weather conditions and an increased flammability of dry forest fuels and grasses in the region, Cal Fire will require a valid burn permit for outdoor open residential burning within the State Responsibility Area of Nevada, Yuba, Placer, Sutter and Sierra counties. This permit requirement takes effect Sunday, and will remain in effect until rescinded or the
Published: April 29, 2016
ol’ Republic Brewery will be raising money and awareness for ShelterBox from 5-8 p.m. today. ShelterBox is an organization that provides emergency shelter and vital supplies to support communities around the world overwhelmed by disaster and humanitarian crisis.There will be a tent set up and a display of the contents of the box, thanks to local ShelterBox Ambassadors Carl and
Published: April 29, 2016
“Words are hollow at this point.”Interim Assistant District Attorney Jennifer Ow was speaking for the mother of murder victim Brian Spalding.But that was the stark reality facing both families as they bore witness to the sentencing of Christopher Nix and Scott Hollingshead, the brothers found guilty of murdering Spalding on April 14, 2014.The two men were waiting for Spalding at
Published: April 29, 2016
A Marysville woman arrested last June after crashing into another boat on Englebright Lake was sentenced in court Friday to 90 days in jail and five years supervised probation.Rosa Mariann Fobe, 45, had pleaded no contest to felony boating under the influence and causing bodily injury pursuant to People v. West, meaning she did not admit to the charge. She
Published: April 29, 2016
The “Extremely Moderate” movement has its roots in a good cup of coffee.John Moore, who created Extremely Moderate, knew he wanted to energize people who feel disenfranchised politically. He was with his father enjoying some coffee when his dad said he wanted to form an Extremely Moderate party.The name caught Moore’s ear.“I’ve always been a fan of oxymorons,” he said.Extremely
Published: April 29, 2016
“Movies Under the Pines,” an outdoor cinema experience for the entire family, begins this month.Building on the success and excitement of the previous two summer’s screenings of family friendly films at both Pioneer Park in Nevada City and the Nevada County Fairgrounds in Grass Valley, NCFF has selected six films that both kids and parents will enjoy. “‘Movies Under the
Published: April 29, 2016
The family members of Galen Martin have rallied together to prepare a gift in honor of the late doctor, who spent over three decades of his life practicing medicine in the community, before he died on Nov. 2, 2015, at the age of 69. “I just want them to see the bench, and remember what a wonderful human being, community
Published: April 29, 2016
Grass Valley Charter School has been recognized by the California Department of Education for its “outstanding” educational programs and success implementing state standards in English and math.The charter school, located at 225 South Auburn St., was one of 779 elementary schools — and the only elementary school in Nevada County — to be recognized as a 2016 Gold Ribbon School
Published: April 29, 2016
AnimalSave’s Book Nook is hosting a “Treasure Hunt Book Sale” from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on May 6 and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on May 7 at the AnimalSave Center, 520 East Main in Grass Valley. The two-day sale will offer books of all genres, plus audio, video, vinyl, puzzles, children’s books and games. The Book Nook Treasure
Published: April 29, 2016
For the first time, Nevada Union Adult Education is offering a series of free workshops today, ranging from basic car maintenance to improvisation acting. All classes are free, and there’s only one requirement: you must be an adult over 18.The line-up includes: 9 to 10 a.m., Basic Car Maintenance; 10 to 11 a.m., Microsoft Word Basics; 11 a.m. to noon,
Published: April 29, 2016
After hearing a presentation on the importance of voting, a group of Yuba River Charter School eighth graders set up a voter registration booth on the front steps of their Nevada City school Thursday. The effort coincided with afternoon pick-up, in the hopes that students’ parents would stop to register.
Published: April 29, 2016
Seniors of William & Marian Ghidotti High School announce where they will be attending college in the fall and pin their destination on a map.
Published: April 29, 2016
Gerald (Jerry) Edward Bradley passed away with his wife and children at his bedside April 25, 2016 at Sutter Roseville Hospital. He was 84. Gerald was born March 21, 1932 to Warren and Claire Anderson Bradley in Oakland, CA, Gerald was a fifth generation Native Californian. He attended local schools, was active in Demolay and graduated with the class of
Published: April 29, 2016
Kathleen Edna Courtney passed away, and continued on her journey to join her husband, Don, on April 7, 2016. She was born Sept. 14, 1924. Together they raised six children.Edna was a hard working rancher’s wife for over 25 year when she went back to college and earned her LVN degree. She worked in the nursing field into her 70’s.She
Published: April 29, 2016
Fred M. Carmody passed away on April 13, 2016 at his home. He was 93. Visitation for family and friends will take place from 3 to 5 p.m. Friday, May 6, at Hooper and Weaver Mortuary, 459 Hollow Way, Nevada City. Funeral Services will follow at 10 a.m., Saturday, May 7 at the mortuary. Graveside services with full military honors
Published: April 29, 2016
Sunny and beautiful Petaluma welcomed the Nevada Union Miners mountain bike team to their fourth race this past weekend. Home to the NorCal High School Mountain Cycling headquarters, Petaluma’s rolling hills and pastureland provided the epic location for this much-anticipated course.Prior to the race, many of the teams—including some of the NU Miners—contributed time and energy bettering the race course
Published: April 29, 2016
The Bear River softball team remains unbeaten in Pioneer Valley League play after topping Lincoln, 3-2, Friday at Bear River.The Lady Bruins trailed 2-1 heading into their final at bat, but as they have several times this season, they rallied for the win. Bear River senior Nerissa Eason got the rally going with a one-out base hit. Arielle Koerber followed
Published: April 29, 2016
Fans in Houston are left wondering what is next for their ailing squad. The Warriors take game four by 27 points and game five by a whopping 33. Rockets show poorly. Warriors score 41 in the third period of Game 4. They coast to victory in Game 5. Klay Thompson and Company play well…sans Steph Curry. Next opponent is the
Published: April 29, 2016
For many golfers, every day is ‘Earth Day.’Officially, Earth Day took place last week. Of course, not a recognized holiday (although a good enough excuse for an outdoor party with some friends), this observance began in the late 1960’s with the intention of “inspiring awareness of and appreciation for” the environment. Folks can politicize an issue no matter which side
Published: April 29, 2016
Bear River softball pitcher Nerissa Eason was dominant from the circle this week, earning three wins in three attempts against Pioneer Valley League opponents. Eason started the week by throwing a perfect game with nine strikeouts against Colfax. On Wednesday, Eason pitched five innings of no-hit, no-run softball while striking out 14 against Center. Eason closed the week Friday by
Published: April 29, 2016
A non-injury two-car collision at the intersection of Brunswick and Idaho Maryland roads caused traffic delays in Grass Valley just before 4 p.m. Friday.Tow trucks are en route to the scene of the crash.
Published: April 29, 2016
Gold Country Kiwanis will be hosting the Annual World Tai Chi and Qigong Day from 9 a.m. to noon today at Pioneer Park in Nevada City.This global event is organized annually in over 100 cities and 80 nations worldwide. The purpose is to educate millions around the planet about Tai Chi and Qigong health benefits, to celebrate personal and global
Published: April 29, 2016
The State of Jefferson experiment in Northern California is over. There could be a vote in Lassen County that keeps the experiment on life support for a few weeks, but the United States Supreme Court unanimously voted for a total population formula to select representation in our democracy. Children, disabled, residents, unregistered voter citizens will be included in the formula
Published: April 28, 2016
This summer, outdoor enthusiasts can finally have the best of both worlds — the experience of camping in the woods, and all the amenities Nevada City has to offer.“I have talked to a number of locals who say, ‘I can’t wait to stay-cation,’” said Erin Thiem, owner of the new Inn Town Campground with her husband Dan Thiem. In the
Published: April 28, 2016
The Nevada Union Baseball team got a big win Wednesday, knocking off Sierra Foothill League foe Granite Bay, 6-0.Senior Kross Corbett had a monster day, spurring the Miners to victory from the mound and the plate. Corbett earned a complete-game shutout from the slab, throwing seven innings, allowing four hits, no runs and three walks while striking out three. Corbett
Published: April 28, 2016
After a thrilling come-from-behind road victory over Placer on Tuesday, The Bear River Bruins had little roar left on Thursday as they fell to the Hillmen, 5-0, at home.“This was a wake up,” Bear River head coach Eric Van Patten said. “As we turn the corner and head into the postseason, we have to realize that back-to-back competition is necessary,
Published: April 28, 2016
The Forest Lake Christian coed tennis team won its seventh straight league championship last week, completing a perfect 10-0 run through the Sierra Delta League.On Monday, FLC’s Sydney Foliente and Brittney Dunn took first and second place respectively in the girls division at the SDL Singles Tournament and will be competing at the Sac-Joaquin Section tournament in Stockton next week.On
Published: April 28, 2016
The Ridge Runners earned their fifth Nevada County Adult Sports Association volleyball title Wednesday night, beating the Spiking Cyclones for the championship at the Grass Valley Veterans Building.In the first set, the Spiking Cyclones started off hot and grabbed a six point lead, 17-11, until the Ridge Runners roared back to win 25-21. The second set featured another tight battle
Published: April 28, 2016
Public officials, business, religious and civic leaders will gather next week at a special buffet breakfast and meeting hosted by the local interfaith community to discuss key challenges facing the community. The second annual “Breakfast with the Mayors,” which falls on the same day as National Day of Prayer, will kick off at 8 a.m. Thursday in the multi-purpose hall
Published: April 28, 2016
The last Saturday in April is the traditional stream trout “Opening Day” in the Sierra District. In years past, it has been a big event. About a decade ago, we opened stream trout fishing to winter catch and release angling on many Sierra waters and since then the allure of Opening Day has lost some of its luster. In the
Published: April 28, 2016
Attempting to morph lead into gold, ancient alchemists suffered a major handicap: it’s impossible. Impossible, at least, with the technologies they had at hand: Fire and freezing, boiling and baking, praying and swearing.All atoms — atoms of lead, of gold, of iron or oxygen — all atoms have an anatomy; in the center lies a nucleus. Surrounding the nucleus, a
Published: April 28, 2016
In a county with few contested primary races, the District 1 Nevada County Board of Supervisors contest is one of the biggest.Heidi Hall and Duane Strawser are battling to take the place of retiring three-term Supervisor Nate Beason. It’s the only contested local race without the possibility an incumbent will remain in office.Hall and Strawser already have drawn sharp lines
Published: April 28, 2016
Candidates in the District 2 Board of Supervisors race sparred at a Thursday night forum over topics ranging from business development to home break-ins, though the subject regularly returned to the contentious issue of Measure W.Richard Harris and Supervisor Ed Scofield detailed sharp differences over Measure W, that if passed June 7 would implement a voter imposed outdoor medical marijuana
Published: April 28, 2016
Cecil R. Fidler passed away on April 23, 2016 at his home in Rough and Ready, CA. He was born Dec. 1, 1918 in Boulder, CO to parents Rubin and Corinne Fidler. Cecil is survived by his wife Rosella of Rough and Ready, CA; daughters, Phyllis Miller of Reno, NV, and Claudette Haisley of Martinez, CA; numerous nieces, nephews, grandchildren,
Published: April 28, 2016
Love in Nevada County (LiNC) is a group of more than 20 Christian churches, all determined to help their community.This weekend they’ll be working together on a day of community service with more than 40 projects.Registration is still available on the LiNC Facebook page. There are nearly 300 people already signed up to dedicate some of their time to the
Published: April 28, 2016
Voter guide slated for release next weekThe Nevada County elections office anticipates releasing its voter information guide next week.Elections officials can release the guide, which will detail candidate statements and arguments for and against local ballot measures, no earlier than 40 days before an election. That made Thursday the first day it could have been released.The Nevada County voter guide
Published: April 28, 2016
A narcotics detective at the center of a legal battle over a number of felony drug cases — whose credibility was called into question by a number of defense attorneys — has been cleared of misconduct after a months-long investigation, Sheriff Keith Royal said.At issue are a half-dozen criminal cases in Nevada County Superior Court involving eight defendants with arrests
Published: April 28, 2016
A jury on Thursday found a Nevada County man guilty of two counts of being a felon in possession of ammunition and one count of possessing a firearm, in cases stemming from arrests in October and November 2014.Eric Meyer was on trial for those charges, as well as for possessing burglary tools and stolen property. The judge acquitted him of
Published: April 28, 2016
One of the most important things that young people can learn is how to make sacrifices and do for others, and once again this year, Mount Saint Mary’s students agreed to continue to work toward a hefty goal of raising money in order to help the people of Haiti who have yet to recover since the devastating 2010 earthquake.Initially, students
Published: April 28, 2016
I was at a loss for a civil response to Norm Sauer’s recent rant in the paper. Kudos to Lynn Wenzel for her spot on thoughtful response. It was informative and educational, and demonstrated a mature and non-hostile way to make a point.Ed ThomasGrass Valley
Published: April 28, 2016
“A Beacon of Liberty” by Norm Sauer (April 9 in The Union) is spot on and reflects my own values and significant concerns about the direction our once great nation has taken, and what it has become. It is way past time that America awakens from its destructive stupor, including the indiscriminate and mass acceptance of fanatical religious terrorists and
Published: April 28, 2016
There are three indelible truths regarding drug use: increased advertising, increased access, and more tolerant attitudes toward drugs all result in an increase in use. Legalization of marijuana increases all three, and unquestionably increases use among youth. While Measure W only addresses regulations related to growing medical marijuana, which is currently legal in California, confining these grows to 12 indoor
Published: April 28, 2016
I am stunned by Mr. Norm Sauer’s column, and it is difficult to know where to start in addressing his broad assumptions, seemingly picked out of thin air, or a life secured behind the gates of privilege. Capitalism is an “ism” and it has created more poverty in our country over the past 35 years, exactly because it has become
Published: April 28, 2016
Directors of the Nevada Irrigation District on Wednesday awarded a $3.2 million construction contract for a new water transmission line that will connect the Cascade Shores subdivision with NID’s modern Elizabeth L. George Water Treatment plant on Banner Mountain.The contract was awarded to T&S Construction Co., Inc., which submitted the low quote among three submitted to the district. NID invited
Published: April 28, 2016
The First Tuesday Educational Forum sponsored by the Nevada County Democrats will be featuring nationally recognized author Derek Cressman, whose presentation, “How Big Money Is Destroying Democracy and What We Can Do About it” will address the Citizens United case. The presentation we be at 5:30 p.m. on May 3 at the Peace Lutheran Church, 828 West Main St. in
Published: April 28, 2016
Grass Valley Police DepartmentWednesday8:56 a.m. — A caller from the 100 block of Carriage Lane reported a transient camp in the woods.10:01 a.m. — Several were contacted at Plaza Drive and Brunswick Road. A man had been warned and arrested on suspicion of trespassing six days prior, and was arrested again on trespassing and drug paraphernalia charges. A second man
Published: April 28, 2016
United Way of Nevada County held its 8th Annual “Day of Action” April 22. Despite torrential rain most of the day, walls were painted, rooms were cleaned and organized by volunteers at many Nevada County locations. A diverse group of community members joined in on the day of volunteering. Along with the many adults, Bitney College Prep High School students
Published: April 28, 2016
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

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