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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
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 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
Donna Jean Cicogni Mahoney of Rancho Cordova, CA, lost her battle with lung cancer on April 15, 2016 surrounded by her family. Donna was born in Grass Valley, California on Jan. 22, 1936 to Thelma Martin and Carl Cicogni. She was married to Kurt Murck, her first husband and friend and had one son who passed away in infancy and
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
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
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
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

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