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Grass Valley Police DepartmentTuesday7:38 a.m. — A man from the 800 block of Freeman Lane reported having been assaulted by a man who punched him in the head.10:26 a.m. — A caller from the 300 block of Clark Street reported a stolen wheelbarrow.1:43 p.m. — A caller from Hughes Road reported finding a woman who was bleeding, who said her
Published: January 13, 2016
The Nevada Union girls basketball team is still in search of their first Sierra Foothill League victory after being bit badly by the Bulldogs from Folsom, 60-34, Wednesday night.Playing in Nevada Union’s West Gym, the Lady Miners (8-11, 0-4 SFL) staggered early and fell behind 19-0. “We couldn’t buy a bucket early,” said Nevada Union head coach Jenn Krill. “We
Published: January 13, 2016
Published: January 13, 2016
Come feel the Bern on January 17th! Supporters of Bernie Sanders are invited to a “Debate Watch Party” on January 17 at the Foothills Event Center in Grass Valley. Doors will open at 5, a pre-debate program starts at 5:30 and the debate starts at 6 p.m. There will be a no host bar with beer, wine, soft drinks and
Published: January 13, 2016
This just in: Nothing boosts circulation or enhances ratings like a sex scandal. The more prominent the actors and the more prurient the allegations, the better. Whatever factual adjustments become necessary to keep the narrative going, many journalists are eager to play along.For example, how did the current spat between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton over her husband’s well-known sins
Published: January 13, 2016
ACME Robotics, a robotics team open to all Nevada County high school students, is hosting a screening of “Code: Debugging the Gender Gap” at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 3 at the Del Oro Theatre. An official selection of the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival, the film examines the reasons why more girls and people of color are not seeking opportunities in computer
Published: January 13, 2016
NJUHSD board seeks applications for open seatThe Nevada Joint Union High School District Board of Trustees will appoint a replacement for former trustee Georgie Coulter, who resigned from her position on Jan. 6.The board at its Wednesday night meeting voted unanimously to solicit applications for the vacant seat, rather than spend between $41,000 and $62,000 to call a special election.
Published: January 13, 2016
Sargent, a 3-year-old boxer, needs help from the community.On Dec. 21, Sargent became unable to walk. His family took him to the vet and he was diagnosed with congenital lumbosacral disease/malformation. His family, consisting of four humans — two adults, two teenagers and one other dog — tried having him treated with chiropractic and acupuncture and a variety of anti-inflammatory
Published: January 13, 2016
The Church and Society Committee at the Nevada City United Methodist Church will be hosting an open house from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday. Topics discussed at the event will include water and other environmental human rights concerns related to the occupation in Palestine. Several short documentary DVDs will be shown. The event is co-sponsored by the Palestine-Israel Working Group,
Published: January 13, 2016
Dr. Melissa Agness of Insight Imaging will be giving a free talk entitled, “Bone and breast health, how to maximize the benefits” at 7 p.m. on Jan. 20 at MOVE! Fitness Studio in Nevada City. Agness is a board certified radiologist and has practiced radiology in Nevada County for over 20 years. She owns Insight Imaging, a low cost imaging
Published: January 13, 2016
Closing statements are this morning in the attempted murder trial of William “Dale” Carman, 59.Carman is facing two counts of attempted murder, shooting at an inhabited dwelling, being a felon in possession of a firearm, arson, criminal threats and attempted criminal threats, in connection with a Jan. 2, 2015 incident that involved Carman and his brother, James “Don” Carman, reportedly
Published: January 13, 2016
Chicago Park Community Charter School is now accepting applications for enrollment through March 11 for the 2016-17 school year. Committed to providing a standards-based hands-on curriculum, Chicago Park Community Charter prepares transitional kindergarten through eighth grade students for 21st century learning with a strong emphasis in math, science, technology and character development, according to a press release. For more information,
Published: January 13, 2016
Who’s leading the Republican presidential race here in Iowa? Most recent polls say Ted Cruz, including last month’s edition of the influential Des Moines Register poll, which had Cruz ahead of second-place Donald Trump by 10 points.Yet there is a nagging sense — at least nagging to rival campaigns — that Trump may be closer to Cruz than the Register
Published: January 13, 2016
A new kind of New Years resolutionAre you looking for a New Year’s resolution that’s more than the typical old going to the gym and starting another diet? One that could really make a difference, and you could easily keep? Instead of a low carb diet for yourself, how about helping to put the earth on a diet instead: a
Published: January 13, 2016
The Grass Valley City Council approved an employment contract with retired Police Chief John Foster for interim services Tuesday.Foster officially retired on Dec. 31 after spending 17 years as head of the Grass Valley Police Department. He has agreed to come back on an interim basis for approximately two months while the city finds a new police chief. The city
Published: January 13, 2016
The ninth annual Poetry Out Loud! high school recitation competition will take place 6 p.m. Jan. 27 at Nevada Union High School science lecture hall at 11761 Ridge Road in Grass Valley.This year, five Nevada County schools will compete — Bear River, Bitney Springs, Forest Charter, Ghidotti and Nevada Union. The winners of the 2016 competition then go on to
Published: January 13, 2016
Grass Valley dancer and teacher Kathrin R. O. Wilson is again offering free classes in creative movement to elementary school students.Wilson said she is offering the program as a service to help children unlock their potentials.The lifelong dancer, musician and teacher has taught creative movement in eight countries. After teaching classes last fall at Pleasant Valley and Williams Ranch schools.
Published: January 13, 2016
Lucky to work with Real Graphic SourceAt InConcert Sierra, we write our classical music concert program monthly, per show, to ensure that we have new and updated information for the audience at every performance. Often, we screech into our deadlines, yet somehow we always make it. The “somehow” is often thanks to Jean and Mike Hauser, owners of Real Graphic
Published: January 13, 2016
Guns: economics trumps ideologyThe article submitted by Darrell Berkheimer on the week of the Dec. 28 was right on the mark. His assertion that the strong and well-financed opposition to gun reform and enforcement has more to do with economics than ideology should continue to be pushed. The problems in dealing with economic issues are that obviously someone is making
Published: January 13, 2016
Suicide attack on Pakistan polio vaccination center kills 15QUETTA, Pakistan — A suicide attack on a polio vaccination center in southwestern Pakistan on Wednesday killed 15 people, mainly policemen gathered to escort health workers, officials said. It was the latest attack on the vaccination campaign and health workers have been repeatedly targeted in recent years by Islamic militants. The bombing
Published: January 13, 2016
Trying to figure out what movies to watch during the Wild and Scenic Film Festival? Check out our StoryMap below which features all Friday showings!
Published: January 13, 2016
Money. There has been a lot more than the usual number of conversations around this topic over the past few weeks. As I write this, Powerball madness grips the nation. As you read this, it is likely that life for someone (or a number of someone’s) will be changed forever. Money is a constant source of frustration and worry —
Published: January 13, 2016
The Nevada County Board of Supervisors has passed a marijuana ordinance that bans all outdoor cultivation in the area. Our readers responded. // // // // <noscript>[<a href="//storify.com/TheUnion/marijuana" target="_blank">View the story "Marijuana grow ban: Nevada County responds" on Storify</a>]</noscript></div> //
Published: January 13, 2016
Attorney Melissa Sanchez pulled out her cell phone when she heard Sheriff Keith Royal say AB21 — the bill that would amend a March 1 deadline for local governments to pass marijuana ordinances — was dead on arrival.Sanchez, who represents some Nevada County growers, wanted to check with her own sources at the state Capitol about the status of the
Published: January 13, 2016
The City Council of Nevada City unanimously passed a draft marijuana ordinance on Wednesday that allows limited indoor growth for qualified patients and their primary caregivers as long as their grow is 25 square feet or less. Under the ordinance, growers will also have to pass an inspection by the Nevada City Police Department as well as to obtain a
Published: January 13, 2016
Four of five Yuba County supervisors walked out of their board chambers Tuesday morning amid a barrage of vitriolic catcalls from marijuana supporters. They returned to send two cannabis-related initiatives to the voters.As expected, supervisors unanimously approved a consent agenda that included consolidating separate marijuana cultivation and dispensary initiatives with the June primary election. While the outcome wasn’t a surprise,
Published: January 13, 2016
A Yuba-Sutter drug task force agent is suspected of illegally transporting 200 pounds of marijuana while on vacation in Pennsylvania.Officials said Yuba County sheriff’s Deputy Christopher “Mark” Heath, 37, was arrested Monday by the York County Multi-jurisdictional Drug Enforcement Unit in York, Pennsylvania, on suspicion of conspiracy to deliver a controlled substance, possession with the intent to deliver a controlled
Published: December 31, 2015
A Yuba County sheriff’s deputy facing drug charges in Pennsylvania remains in custody in Butte County on the charge of illegally possessing an assault weapon after an enhancement upped his bail to $1 million.Christopher “Mark” Heath, 37, was due to be arraigned Monday after a Dec. 29 search of his Butte County home by sheriff’s detectives and Butte Interagency Narcotics
Published: January 11, 2016
Sierra Stages will hold open auditions for its summer 2016 production of the smash-hit musical “Little Shop of Horrors” by Howard Ashman and Alan Menken, playing from July 14 – Aug. 6 at the Nevada Theatre in Nevada City. Robert Rossman directs, with musical direction by Ken Getz.The auditions will be held Saturday, Jan. 23, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Published: January 14, 2016
LeeAnn Brook Fine Art gallery & studio will be showcasing four of the gallery’s artists who have been accepted into the Wild & Scenic Film Festival’s juried art show today through Sunday.The accepted artists are LeeAnn Brook, paintings; James Kline, photography; Mike Snegg, sculpted wooden vessels; and David Ward, branch assemblage. Opening in July 2015, LeeAnn Brook Fine Art focuses
Published: January 14, 2016
The award-winning musical team of Lisa Ferraro and Erika Luckett comes to Grass Valley this weekend for a concert and workshop to benefit Sierra Center for Spiritual Living’s planned new facility.The fundraising weekend starts at 6:30 p.m. Friday with a concert by Ferraro and Luckett.The concert will feature their own original music, as well as Rumi poetry set to music.
Published: January 14, 2016
COOPER’S ALE HOUSE235 Commercial St., Nevada City530-265-0116http://coopersnclive.comThurs Jan. 14 – Karaoke Fri Jan. 15 – TBDSat Jan 16 – Space Rabies - Where with All – Find Yourself & LimbosCRAZY HORSE SALOON & GRILL230 Commercial St., Nevada City (530) 265-4000www.crazyhorsenc.comNot your ordinary bar foodKitchen open lateUltimate destination for sportsThur Jan. 14 – The Routine – Blues, soul, rock, world –
Published: January 14, 2016
The Community Players Trust announces the start of their 2016 round of grants.The Trust was established in July of 1991 by The Community Players of Nevada County. Community Players produced and presented plays and musicals for many years and used the proceeds of a major gift to fund The Trust. The Trust is irrevocably dedicated exclusively for charitable purposes for
Published: January 14, 2016
[Editor’s Note: This is the last of the series of reviews by Chuck Jaffee leading up to the 14th Wild & Scenic Film Festival in Nevada City and Grass Valley, today through Monday]Solving the future is easy. All you need are tens of millions of modern Americans to shun the traps of mass production and mass consumption. Get back to
Published: January 14, 2016
Pianist Sean Chen will return to Grass Valley in January for a performance presented by InConcert Sierra. The nonprofit arts organization first brought Chen to the community two years ago, after he won the prestigious 2013 DeHaan Classical Fellowship through the American Pianist Association.Chen’s performance was so moving, that InConcert Sierra Artistic Director Ken Hardin invited him back as part
Published: January 14, 2016
A new show, “Dress Rehearsal 2016: Swing to Rock,” opens 8:15 p.m. Friday at Off Broadstreet Cabaret and Dessert Theatre, 305 Commercial St., Nevada City. The show begins as five performers conduct the final rehearsal before the opening of their 1940s, 50s and 60s musical revue, in spite of numerous obstacles. The band and two lead singers are detained elsewhere,
Published: January 14, 2016
Musician Valerie Lowe Hummingbird will perform at 6 p.m. Sunday at a release party for her new CD, “Warrior of the Heart.”Hummingbird, a musician since age 17, is well-known to Nevada County locals as the former owner of Bojingles Entertainment Agency, where she wrote custom songs, was a clown at children’s parties and booked various entertainment for events. When her
Published: January 14, 2016
Editor’s Note: This is the last of the series of reviews by Chuck Jaffee leading up to the 14th Wild & Scenic Film Festival in Nevada City and Grass Valley, today through Monday.“They don’t want to.” “We don’t want to.” “I don’t want to.” Before you resign yourself to what isn’t being done and what can’t be done to advance
Published: January 14, 2016
Ride Along 2Rated PG-13, running time 104 minutes. Starts Friday, Jan. 15 at Del Oro Theatre. As his wedding day approaches, Ben heads to Miami with his soon-to-be brother-in-law James to bring down a drug dealer who’s supplying the dealers of Atlanta with product. Starring Ice Cube and Kevin Hart.13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of BenghaziRated R, running time 144
Published: January 14, 2016
Seattle-based soul, jazz, blues and funk band Tubaluba plays 9:30 p.m. Friday at Crazy Horse Saloon & Grill, 230 Commercial St., Nevada City $8. http://tubalubaband.com/ Bio: http://www.tubalubaband.com/#!about/c1ad4
Published: January 14, 2016
Musician Mike Shapiro leads a “High Tech Hootenanny” of Beatles songs from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday at Lucchesi’s Vineyards tasting room, 128 Mill St, Grass Valley. Lyrics at mikeshapiroband.com and click on cellphone singalong.
Published: January 14, 2016
If you can’t find something to see or do this weekend at the South Yuba River Citizens League’s 14th annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival, you might want to check your pulse. Backed by 700 volunteers, the festival will present more than 140 mostly short films in nine venues in two cities over four days, reported Melinda Booth, the festival
Published: January 14, 2016
The last time I visited Williamsport several years ago, I was shocked at the transformation.New hotels and restaurants dotted what had been a sleepy, rural, old-fashioned Northeastern Pennsylvania burg, once famous mostly for housing the national headquarters of Little League and hiding some good fishing and hunting spots.All that appeared changed. There was some real traffic. There was hustle and
Published: January 14, 2016
For the 34th year, the Bethel AME Church Choir of Marysville will travel here Monday, Jan. 18 for KVMR 89.5 FM’s annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Gospel Concert — only this time it’ll be at a brand new location. The free concert — a longtime tradition for Nevada City residents and KVMR listeners — moves for the first time
Published: January 14, 2016
Grass Valley Police DepartmentWednesday10:59 a.m. — A caller from the 100 block of Olympia Park Road reported the theft of a credit card terminal.11:21 a.m. — A caller from the 400 block of South Auburn Street reported attempted identity theft.11:27 a.m. — A caller from the 1000 block of Sutton Way reported transients had been on a business roof the
Published: January 14, 2016
A Wednesday, A1 story titled “Banned” incorrectly stated the number of times a child suffers from seizures. The child had 500 seizures a month. The Union regrets the error.
Published: January 14, 2016
A Grass Valley squirrel lunges at a bird feeder of Glenwood Pines Court.
Published: January 14, 2016
Tickets are now on sale for the 9th Annual Daddy Daughter Dance, scheduled from 6 to 9 p.m. on Feb. 6 at the Grass Valley Veterans Hall. Sponsored by the Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Coalition, this year’s theme is “Country Hoe down,” and the usual appetizers, refreshments and dessert bar will be available.Dancing, professional photos, raffle prizes, and a
Published: January 14, 2016
Catherine Lane, between Presley Way and Glasson Way in Grass Valley will be subject to traffic control for underground utility work today. The Traffic Control System will utilize one way traffic control intermittently between the hours of 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. (weather permitting). Every effort will be made to accommodate motorists in a timely manner; however delays of up
Published: January 14, 2016
Western states’ exhibitors will take part in Twin Bridges’ Annual Antiques Show and Sale benefitting the Placer County Library, Feb. 13 and 14 at the Gold Country Fairgrounds in Auburn. Funds will be used to purchase new materials for the Placer County Library. A wide selection of quality merchandise from the Victorian period through the 1980’s will be for sale.
Published: January 14, 2016
Most animal lovers know their pets are exponentially more intuitive than their human counterparts.So it’s not surprising that holistic and alternative healing methods are becoming more common among pet owners, veterinarians and shelters. Reiki is one of these rapidly growing techniques — one that dogs, cats and even goats are benefitting from at the Nevada County Animal Shelter. Michelle McKenzie,
Published: January 14, 2016
Last night I attended Jeff Ackerman’s retirement party. All the top brass from The Union’s parent company, as well as current and past publishers, joined in to send Ackerman, The Union’s former publisher, off into retirement.The company’s president provided thoughtful accolades about Jeff’s career with the company, his wonderful writing ability and his business acumen. He then offered the floor
Published: January 14, 2016
As with people, there’s not a clear answer as to what is the healthiest food. There are a lot of different commercial brands of food available, and a lot of them are just fine. However, some may be healthy at one point and then change their formulation. “New and improved” does not always mean better. Also, some pets may be
Published: January 14, 2016
For more than 10 years I have been writing, trying to expose this issue as the fraud it is — clearing native vegetation for “fire safety.” Here we go again with clearing the “Tribute Trail” for fire safety. In every major fire in California, areas that were cleared with public monies burned to the ground anyway, and in fact, the
Published: January 14, 2016
Video released of 2013 Chicago police shooting of black teenagerCHICAGO — City attorneys on Thursday released grainy 2013 surveillance video showing the fatal shooting of a 17-year-old black carjacking suspect by a white police officer. A federal judge granted the release hours earlier after the city withdrew its objection to it being made public under intense pressure from activists demanding
Published: January 14, 2016
A jury has found a 59-year-old man guilty of shooting into an inhabited dwelling and using a gun, causing great bodily injury — but not of more serious attempted murder charges.William “Dale” Carman also was found guilty of being a felon in possession of a gun, arson, and attempted criminal threats in connection with a Jan. 2, 2015 incident that
Published: January 14, 2016
Advocates for the restoration of wild salmon have a message for Gov. Jerry Brown: “Fish don’t drive; Yuba salmon deserve better.”Salmon advocates are dismayed by what they describe as a short-sighted plan to save wild Yuba salmon from extinction by trapping and trucking these threatened fish around dams, both to and from the North Yuba River.The so-called “trap and haul”
Published: January 14, 2016
The “Bridge to a Million” campaign — launched in November by KVMR and the Nevada Theatre to raise $1 million — got off to a strong start as $287,525 was raised last month in donations and pledges for the new building housing the community radio station and a new backstage for the historic theater.The yearlong initiative was created to help
Published: January 14, 2016
After five years of drought, a return to more normal winter weather is improving the outlook for the coming year’s water supply, it was reported at Wednesday’s meeting of the Nevada Irrigation District Board of Directors.General Manager Rem Scherzinger said seasonal precipitation had reached 104 percent of average as of Jan. 7 with an outlook for continued wet weather. Precipitation
Published: January 14, 2016
State and local officials on Thursday provided a snapshot of their state parks and fire coverage at a town hall meeting hosted by state Assemblyman Brian Dahle. A range of officials that included representatives from Cal Fire, the state Department of Parks & Recreation and Nevada County supervisors updated about 80 attendees at the Nevada City Elks Lodge and fielded
Published: January 14, 2016
Local officials have decided to take matters into their own hands to end a civil rights lawsuit filed by three faith-based pregnancy care centers. The clinics are trying to block a new state law that compels them to notify clients of available state contraception options and abortion services. “The six local governments are considering whether to agree not to enforce
Published: January 14, 2016
Local shop owners have a secret weapon when it comes to January, a rather sluggish month for retail when holiday banners are hauled down and the throngs of visitors who crowded streets during New Year and Christmas disappear. The Wild & Scenic Film Festival, now approaching its 14th anniversary, attracts thousands of out-of-town visitors every year who stay in local
Published: January 14, 2016
Most high school basketball coaches consider the non-league portion of the schedule an opportunity to find out what their team is capable of, work out the kinks and get ready for the league season. After 14 non-league games the Bear River boys basketball team (9-5) has shown flashes of promise, worked out some kinks and now head into their Pioneer
Published: January 14, 2016
Chris McGovern has spent much of his life in the world of cycling and his clients are reaping the benefits.McGovern is the owner of Real Wheels Bicycle Studio in Nevada City and has more than 25 years of racing experience. He passes his wealth of knowledge to young and upcoming racers as well as pros through his coaching company Cycleution.McGovern’s
Published: January 14, 2016
Reproductive health and justice will be the focus of Wednesday’s Business & Professional Women of Nevada County meeting. Friday is the 43rd anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the Supreme Court decision declaring that laws prohibiting abortion violated women’s constitutional right to privacy. A guest panel will include Liz Figueroa, Vice President Public Affairs for Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Elaine Sierra,
Published: January 15, 2016
The Nevada County Adult & Family Services Commission announces a joint Request for Funding for Federal Community Services Block Grant and Community Initiative Funding. These funds will allow local non-profit agencies an opportunity to provide services that will enhance the priorities set forth by the Community Services Block Grant Community Action Plan. A total of $15,000 Community Initiative Funding has
Published: January 15, 2016
Nevada County officials want people to know that, no, they don’t support the State of Jefferson movement.People began asking supervisors about their support after a pro-Jefferson rally was held last week at the state Capitol. Some media coverage stated Nevada County supported the effort to form a new state out of Northern California. That’s not the case, said County Executive
Published: January 15, 2016
Nevada City Parks and Recreation and Northern Sierra Aquatics are partnering to offer lifeguard training to anyone who is at least 15 years old, is a strong swimmer, enjoys working with children and is able to work outdoors. Lifeguarding is a rewarding job as well as great training for future employment. Lifeguards learn about professionalism, decision making, teamwork, leadership, customer
Published: January 15, 2016
The Nevada County Democratic Women’s Club Meeting on Saturday, February 6 will feature guest speaker Bill Drake, author of “Almost Hereditary.” Drake will share his perspective as someone who came from three generations of slave plantation owners, his inspiring journey of unlearning racism, and his current program in the schools for teaching tolerance. The brunch meeting begins at 9:30 a.m.
Published: January 15, 2016
Join biologist and Bear Yuba Land Trust Stewardship program manager Erin Tarr on a land tour of BYLT’s first preserve, Mathis Pond, near the community of Alta Sierra and neighboring Adam Ryan Preserve. The first of a year long series, participants will walk the Alan Thiesen Trail, an easy one-mile loop, and learn about the new Pollinator Garden Project. Each
Published: January 15, 2016
Applications for California State Parks specialized license plates “ParksPLATES” are now being accepted. Proceeds from the sale and renewal to the plates will help fund the restoration and preservation of California’s 280 state parks. In order for the plates to be issued, 7,500 pre-paid applications must be collected before the DMV may begin the process of issuing the plates. In
Published: January 15, 2016
Grass Valley Police DepartmentThursday9:16 a.m. — A caller from the 700 block of Sutton Way reported giving a ride to a man who now was acting strangely and refusing to get out of the vehicle. He was given a ride back.9:23 a.m. — A caller from Idaho-Maryland Road and Sutton Way reported a truck spilled cement up and down the
Published: January 15, 2016
The town of Washington will soon be without its school. After several months of discussion on the topic, the Twin Ridges Elementary School District Board of Trustees at its Jan. 12 meeting voted 4-1 to close the 10-student, K-8 program at the end of June. Trustee Rebecca Wayman was the dissenting vote.“It’s heartbreaking,” said Rachel Kozloski, a Washington resident who
Published: January 15, 2016
Glenn Jones wore many hats in life. A Navy veteran, active volunteer, business owner, history addict, travel enthusiast, father of the North Star Mining Museum, recipient of the Grass Valley Citizens’ Star and president of the Grass Valley Rotary Club. But to his family and close friends, the 91-year-old — who died Jan. 5 — is probably best remembered for
Published: January 15, 2016
A chilly winter morning at Scotts Flat.
Published: January 15, 2016
Many of America’s worst traffic bottlenecks are holding up commuters for hours each week even where there’s plenty of mass transit nearby.That’s the upshot of a new report titled “Unclogging America’s Arteries,” which offers a few nostrums that don’t really figure to solve the problem anytime soon. (http://www.highways.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/unclogging-study2015-hi-res.pdf) The most prominent conclusion of the study is that 11 of the
Published: January 15, 2016
You Tibetan-Buddhist-leaning, dog-loving, post-Velvet-Underground types know who you are. You’ll want to go see “Heart of a Dog.” Maybe you don’t declare yourself as any particular type and just want a trip to the movies that is unlike all the other movies you see. (Yes, it will be a trip.)This experiment runs a sensibly dreamy stream of consciousness through its
Published: January 15, 2016
Preston Owen Loper passed away on Dec. 21, 2015, at home in Grass Valley, California. He was 68.Preston was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on Jan. 24, 1947 to Charles and Marie Loper. Preston grew up in North Highlands and graduated from Highlands High School in ‘65. He worked at McClellan AFB, Nevada Irrigation District, Pacific Bell and retired after working
Published: January 15, 2016
Marvin W. Dalke passed away on Jan. 4, 2016 with his family nearby. He was 87.A Celebration of Life will be held at the Alta Sierra Country Club from 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 23.Marvin was born on Sept. 11, 1928 in Fredonia, North Dakota to Jacob and Katherina Dalke. When he was 13 years old, they moved
Published: January 15, 2016
Glenn Jones passed away Jan. 5, 2016 at his home in Nevada City. He was 91. Per his request, no services will be held.He was born in Nevada City, California in 1924 and was a lifelong Nevada County resident. He served in the United States Navy during WWII. In 1946, he married Pearl Arbaugh. He was the owner-operator of Grass
Published: January 15, 2016
Listening to President Obama’s State of the Union speech last Tuesday was a bit surreal. The speech was remarkable in that he clearly described the alternate universe that has been home to his administration for the last seven years. Our smiling president pridefully peeled off his accomplishments one after the other. At least half the country had no idea what
Published: January 15, 2016
The Paris climate talks ended with a monumental accomplishment, with 195 nations agreeing with the scientists that climate change is real and each country accepted responsibility for a list of tasks. The goal is to stop the earth’s temperature increase from exceeding 2 degrees Celsius by the end of the century but hopefully actually limiting it to 1.5 degrees Celsius.
Published: January 15, 2016
“Have you talked to Dad this week?” my sister Jane asked me. “He told me that Dr. Sam told him to stop driving.”“There’s no telling how many innocent lives will be saved.”“It’s not a joke. How’s he going to get around? How is he going to buy groceries? How is he going to get to Dr. Sam’s?”“What do you want
Published: January 15, 2016
The lives of four brave Americans were made highly vulnerable at Benghazi by self-serving politics. And incarcerated Americans in Iran were ignored in the face of negotiations for the untenable nuclear deal. Then there are the countless unborn babies being slaughtered using taxpayer dollars to fund the politics of Planned Parenthood. Politics at its worst?Lee BlakemorePenn Valley
Published: January 15, 2016
Thank you to all those who donated and assisted in The Tool Drive for the “Faith Under Fire Family” with a special acknowledgement to Bruce Ivy of Ivy Construction, Patrick at Platt Electric, Steve Lowenstein and Greg Fowler from B&C True Value for the tremendous response, and help for these great people. Because of our great community, others have a
Published: January 15, 2016
LeGacy Productions celebrates Janis Joplin and the music of her time in “Happy Birthday Janis...AGAIN!” one weekend only, Jan. 22-23 at the Nevada Theatre, 401 Broad St., Nevada City.Janis Joplin would have been 73 on Jan. 19.Although she has been gone since October 1970, her music certainly lives on. Sue LeGate-Halford takes the stage with Dave and the Cool Beans
Published: January 15, 2016
“Lil’ Man” and “Missy” are spayed and neutered chihuahua mixes, one boy, one girl — both about five years old. Their owner went to a nursing home and would like them to find a new home together. They are good with cats, children and other dogs. Crate and house trained.To adopt Lil’ Man and Missy, contact Sammie’s Friends Animal Shelter
Published: January 15, 2016
In the midst of our rain-soaked weather and with months of El Niño predicted ahead, we’re now traipsing the soggy outdoors in.So here are some drip-dry decorating tips — especially for mud rooms and entry ways where the primary assault on our floors occurs. If winters past have taken their toll in these areas and you’re needing to consider some
Published: January 15, 2016
One of Nevada County’s greatest natural resources is theatrical talent and this year’s upcoming Nugget Fringe Festival will offer some of our county’s most creative and talented performers a stage upon which to showcase their talents. Each year, from May through September, thousands of highly talented actors, singers, dancers, monologists, standup comedians and other assorted performing artists work their way
Published: January 15, 2016
The star of the film “States of Grace,” Dr. Grace Dammann, is expected to appear at the Feb. 17 Grass Valley showing, organizers said.The documentary will screen for one time only at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 17 at the Del Oro Theatre, 165 Mill St., Grass Valley — as long as 73 tickets are sold prior to the event. More than
Published: January 15, 2016
As a lifelong resident of Grass Valley and professional engine-rebuilder at Riebe’s Machine Shop, Terry Wearne has worked on many engines. As a car lover, who “liked sports cars and hot rods,” he enjoyed working on the varied engines that came through the shop. When an Alfa Romeo engine came through, he found its aluminum block, dual overhead cam unusual
Published: January 15, 2016
OK, I admit it. I was one of those snobs living in San Francisco who thought my quality of life would take a nose dive when I moved to Nevada City. I never anticipated how delighted my husband and I would be with the people and events in this charming community. One of the first persons we met was Hindi
Published: January 15, 2016
Health Care for All – CA We have a local Nevada County chapter working to bring universal, single-payer health care to all Californians (improved Medicare for all). We meet at the BriarPatch Co-op’s Community Room on the third Saturday of each month from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., so our next meeting is today! This meeting is open to the
Published: January 15, 2016
Whenever Bear River and Colfax meet in any sport there is a heightened level intensity. Such was the case Friday night in Colfax when the bitter rivals from the Pioneer Valley League clashed on the basketball court.In a hard fought, back and forth affair the Bruins topped the Falcons, 80-76, in triple overtime.Playing in front of a raucous crowd the
Published: January 15, 2016
Bear River’s Kaely Rath hand a big hand in the Lady Bruins’ overtime victory over the Center Cougars, 62-57, Thursday. Rath, a senior, scored a team-high 22 points and grabbed 19 rebounds in the game.
Published: January 15, 2016
The Bear River girls basketball team opened Pioneer Valley League play with a thrilling overtime road victory over the Center Cougars, 62-57, ThursdayThe Lady Bruins (11-5, 1-0 PVL) trailed 25-23 at the half, and were down five points with 20 seconds to go in the fourth quarter. After a layup pulled Bear River to within three points with 12 seconds
Published: January 15, 2016
Waves roll on top of each other and break gently against a sandy beach. The air is fresh, but carries a hint of ocean spray and the sky is blue with a low lying mist that remains from the morning fog. Folks aren’t looking for some good rays, they’re looking for clams. Those with more ambition might grab a pot
Published: January 15, 2016
When a family friend informed me a couple of months ago that his son had a film accepted to be shown at this week’s Wild & Scenic Film Festival, I couldn’t wait to write about it. But, Bill said I should wait. And Andrew agreed, not really wanting to make too big of a deal out of the news. But
Published: January 12, 2016
Shawn Reeder has his skills as a restaurant server to thank for launching his career in photography. When he was 18, Reeder, who grew up in the suburbs of Baltimore, was working as a server at a restaurant near the city. The restaurant was participating in a fundraiser for a local museum in which restaurant employees had to show off
Published: January 13, 2016

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