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Nevada City Uncorked is a unique wine and food tasting event, taking place Saturday in downtown Nevada City. The town’s Victorian charm and historical architecture is the perfect backdrop to showcase Uncorked, a walk-about-town style format that includes 21 different venues throughout the downtown area.Each location, whether it is a retail shop, restaurant, B&B, winery tasting room, or historic spot,
Published: August 28, 2015
“Groundswell Rising, Protecting Our Children’s Air And Water,” a 70-minute new documentary from Emmy Award-winning Resolution Pictures, captures the passion of people engaged in a David and Goliath confrontation. They stand together, challenging a system that promotes profit over health. We meet mothers, fathers, scientists, doctors, farmers and people from all sides of the political spectrum taking a hard look
Published: August 28, 2015
The area’s inaugural Tomato Fest will be 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the North Star House in Grass Valley.Attendees may participate by bringing a bountiful main course dish to share. Monetary donations welcomed at the door. All proceeds, including those from a silent auction, will benefit arts education programs for Nevada County youth. There will also be a salsa
Published: August 28, 2015
More than 40 years after her big hit, “Midnight at the Oasis” was riding at the top of the charts, Maria Muldaur will celebrate this landmark with a multi-media retrospective and dance concert in Grass Valley on August 29 presented by The Center for the Arts.This multi-media show, “Way Past Midnight,” chronicles her 50-year journey “to the Oasis and Beyond.”
Published: August 28, 2015
Lorraine Gervais and her Love Bombs perform Saturday at a dance party at The North Star House in Grass Valley.Gervais’ band, which plays vintage Motown, R&B, pop, rock and a little Linda Ronstadt, headlines the dance party from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. at the historic site near the Nevada County fairgrounds..“This band has been together in one form or another
Published: August 28, 2015
One thing definitely stands out about this year’s annual KVMR Music Sale.It’s at KVMR. For the very first time, the non-commercial, eclectic radio station will hold the popular sale on its own premises this coming Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day.That’s because KVMR 89.5 FM moved into its new building earlier this year at 120 Bridge
Published: August 28, 2015
Thursday, Aug. 273-D Printing — 4:30 p.m., Madelyn Helling Library, 980 Helling Way, Nevada City. Learn how to use the library’s 3D printers. The class will cover the steps necessary to produce a 3D model. At the conclusion of this class, you will be given the option to schedule a follow-up session to receive the required certification for operating the
Published: August 28, 2015
On Thursday, Sept. 3, the Nevada City Film Festival (NCFF) and the Nevada County Fairgrounds presents the cult classic Labyrinth starring David Bowie and Jennifer Connelly. This special one-night screening is part of NCFF’s Outdoor Film Series, which has also included films in Pioneer Park, Nevada City. For the final film of the year, NCFF had locals vote online for
Published: August 28, 2015
Paul Emery Music and the Miners Foundry will present the San Francisco Mime Troupe in an outdoor twilight concert Friday.The San Francisco Mime Troupe will open its 56th season with “Freedomland”, written by Michael Gene Sullivan with music and lyrics by Ira Marlowe. The San Francisco Mime Troupe creates and produces socially relevant theatre of the highest professional quality and
Published: August 28, 2015
Brazilian-American funk band Boca do Rio and percussion/electronica ensemble SambaDrop will celebrate Brazilian Independence Day in Grass Valley on August 28 with a special dance concert at 7:30 p.m. presented by The Center for the Arts.The Mission District’s longest-playing and hardest-hitting Brazilian-American funk band, Boca Do Rio began performing all original material during the heyday of San Francisco’s live music
Published: August 28, 2015
Two major Wild West bands — Buffalo Gals and Stamp Mill Stompers — will play Saturday at the 120th Miners Picnic at Empire Mine State Historic Park.“To celebrate the Miners Picnic’s 120th anniversary, we’re making this year’s event extra special,” said Event Chair Jack Laird, “with a big emphasis on showcasing local entertainment.”The lively Stamp Mill Stompers will be playing
Published: August 27, 2015
Scary little Friends, an indie rock, alt-folk-band, plays Crazy Horse Saloon in Nevada City at 9:30 p.m. Saturday. $7. Crazy Horse is at 230 Commercial St.
Published: August 28, 2015
In a recent letter, Mr. Phillips believes Donald Trump is “saying what all Americans have been thinking.” Not true. Trump has said nothing that I have been thinking. I find Trump’s manner, interactions and disrespect for others to be the antithesis of a strong leader.There is no place for Trump’s unfiltered outbursts and judgments of our citizens, and those of
Published: August 28, 2015
Years ago, when Russia invaded Afghanistan, we covertly got involved and created what then became Al Qaeda. We supplied and supported those who eventually turned on us and brought down the Twin Towers. After this, the one country which had absolutely nothing to do with this terrorist attack, Iraq, is overthrown by the Bush Administration by lying and fabricating false
Published: August 28, 2015
The Peace & Justice Center of Nevada County directors want to thank everyone who helped make our fair booth, “Our Children Need Peace to Thrive,” a great success: — The 37 volunteers from the Brady Campaign, Creating Communities Beyond Bias, Child Advocates of Nevada County, Gather the Women, Grandmothers for Peace, Palestine/Israel Working Group, Partners Family Resource Centers, The Peace
Published: August 28, 2015
The Union newspaper has reported several times on what they call “Eskaton lawsuit.” May we set the record straight?Eskaton Village Grass Valley Homeowners Association is being sued by two residents of the village. The two plaintiffs, in prior months, held two town hall meetings explaining their side of the lawsuit. Following court orders, nothing was revealed clearly as to what
Published: August 28, 2015
In her article in The Union on Aug. 24, Julie Pace describes President Obama’s popularity as “plummeting.”I don’t know where this perception comes from. Perhaps because people hear such intensely critical statements about him, they assume those statements represent the majority of Americans’ views.Using the daily tracking Gallup/Wall Street Journal Poll, Obama’s favorable ratings have ranged from 42 to 50
Published: August 28, 2015
I read with great interest Jim Hemig’s article along with The Union’s Editorial Board’s comments regarding the homeless and encouraging people to attend The Union’s town hall meeting on Sept. 10 at the Center for the Arts. This town hall meeting is scheduled for two hours; a one-hour presentation by Dr. Marbut and one hour for discussion.My experience of town
Published: August 28, 2015
Community members are invited to celebrate the “End of Summer” dinner Friday at the United Methodist Church, downtown Grass Valley, 236 So. Church St. Dinner will be prepared by a team of volunteers and served from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. The menu will consist of the ever-popular spaghetti topped with a homemade tomato meat sauce, green salad with assorted vegetables
Published: August 28, 2015
The Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Grass Valley will welcome The Rt. Rev. Barry L. Beisner, Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Northern California on Sunday. Bishop Beisner will be presiding at all three Sunday services, 7:30, 9, and 10:30 a.m. During his visit, Bishop Beisner will be administering the Sacramental Rite of Confirmation to members of Emmanuel Episcopal Church. The
Published: August 28, 2015
While out walking in the countryside, avid outdoorsman and District 5 Nevada County Supervisor Richard Anderson wondered about the feasibility of hiking to Nevada City from his home town of Truckee, tent camping all along the way.A few e-mail exchanges and a glance at a trails map told him it was possible to hike, ride a bike or a horse
Published: August 28, 2015
A big test of the 2015 salmon run will come this weekend with the full moon. The salmon abundance forecast last winter called for a strong run this year. The salmon fishing off the coast has been spotty so far without a strong consistent bite. The best explanation has been the warm water piled up against the west coast from
Published: August 28, 2015
Twenty years ago on Labor Day weekend, the San Juan Ridge Mine breached a water-bearing fault, dewatering 14 wells and squandering millions of gallons of precious water. On Saturday, San Juan Ridge Taxpayers Association will observe that anniversary at an annual fundraiser and concert at the North Columbia Schoolhouse Cultural Center.“We plan to celebrate our community’s ongoing success in preventing
Published: August 28, 2015
Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital Aug. 16Dees and Montgomery: A girl was born to Tameka Dees and Stephen Montgomery.Aug. 18Szkotak: A boy was born to Nickie and David Szkotak.Newkirk: A boy was born to Tiffany and Robert Newkirk.Aug. 19Roth and Landry- McIntire: A girl was born to Rachel Roth and Levi Landry-McIntire.Aug. 20Bond and Dixon: A girl was born to Heather
Published: August 28, 2015
The Glory Singers concert and hymn sing, “A Picture of Grace,” will be at 6 p.m. on Sunday at Calvary Bible Church, 11481 Highway 174 in Grass Valley,The concert will feature the seven-voice ensemble under the direction of Cherry Hayes. The multi-generational gospel group will perform a variety of songs, ranging from gospel to jazz to contemporary, in four to
Published: August 28, 2015
Last Saturday I danced in front of more than 800 people at the Grass Valley Veterans Memorial Auditorium. It was only six days ago, but it feels like a lifetime.The experience was surreal for sure. The lights, loud music and screaming crowd were unlike anything I have ever witnessed before. Rewind to five months ago, when Executive Director at the
Published: August 28, 2015
Larry Roy Moore passed away of natural causes on Aug. 17, 2015 near his daughter, Debra, in Elk Grove, California. He was 82.The family is holding a private memorial.Larry was born April 11, 1933 in Thatcher, Arizona to Afra “Ray” and Editha Moore of Grass Valley, California.He joined the Army in 1953 and had earned numerous medals and awards and
Published: August 28, 2015
Grass Valley Police DepartmentWednesday11:12 a.m. — A caller from the 100 block of Mill Street reported finding hypodermic needles behind a store.1:27 p.m. — A caller from Richardson and North Church streets reported a man with a short bat threatening to assault the caller.1:33 p.m. — A caller from the 300 block of French Avenue reported a credit card compromise
Published: August 28, 2015
Nevada City’s Magic Theatre will be able to show a recent transplant some small-town love when it begins screening a film she recently produced.Opening today, “The End of The Tour” is a cinematic adaptation of a five-day interview between Rolling Stone reporter David Lipsky, who is played by Jesse Eisenberg, and writer David Foster Wallace, portrayed by Jason Segel.The interview
Published: August 28, 2015
The man who allegedly attacked a 78-year-old woman outside a Grass Valley church and stole her car has been determined to not be mentally competent to stand trial.Criminal proceedings were suspended against Alan Curtis Sorensen, aka Kierkegaard, the man who allegedly struck Mary Grace Tassone in the head around 5:30 a.m. at St. Patrick Church July 5.Sorensen, who reportedly took
Published: August 28, 2015
Gregory Arnoldi, the owner of Grass Valley Gold and Silver, currently faces a total of 40 counts of possessing and selling counterfeit gold and six counts of financial elder abuse.But even more charges are pending, as more victims reportedly have come forward, and the District Attorney’s Office also is considering tax-related charges.Arnoldi, 46, was arrested at his business in the
Published: August 28, 2015
A California Highway Patrol officer making a traffic stop early Thursday morning ended up arresting the driver on a number of drug-related charges.The officer stopped a 1999 Mercury Mountaineer driving northbound on Highway 49 near Old Downieville Highway at about 2:30 a.m., said CHP spokesman Greg Tassone.The driver, identified as Robert William Hardie, 45, did not have a driver’s license,
Published: August 28, 2015
The man whose body was found in a Grass Valley backyard Tuesday afternoon has been identified as Joel Wagner, 33.A cause of death for Wagner was not determined after an autopsy Thursday and remains under investigation, said Grass Valley Police Lt. Steve Johnson.Officers were dispatched to a residence in the 100 block of Berryman Street Tuesday after it was reported
Published: August 28, 2015
The Nevada County Libraries issued their 100,000th library card on Aug. 19, as Sue Schneider, left, was surprised and congratulated by County Librarian Laura Pappani on being issued the 100,000th library card. Schneider received a tote bag filled with goodies donated by the Friends of the Library and The Book Seller.
Published: August 28, 2015
Nevada Union head coach Dennis Houlihan knows he will get Placer’s best shot when the Hillmen march into Hooper Stadium for the first time in more than 20 years tonight.A year after Nevada Union spanked Placer, 41-20, on the Hillmen’s home turf, the two teams kickoff the season against each other once again. Houlihan knows Placer will be looking for
Published: August 27, 2015
Bear River will be packing up the bus and heading out early today as it travels 161 miles from the comforts of J. David Ramsey Field to take on Pacheco (Los Banos).“The first game is the one you practice for the most,” said Bear River co-head coach Terry Logue. “You have all off season to get ready for it and
Published: August 27, 2015
Tonight marks the dawning of a new age in Colfax football as the Falcons begin the post Tim Rawlins era against Argonaut.For the first time in three years, the Falcons will take the field without running back Rawlins, who is the school’s career record holder in rush yards (3,569) and touchdowns (51).Rawlins was especially impressive in his senior campaign last
Published: August 27, 2015
After 18 years of bringing local sports to the community via public access television, TouchDown Productions is going on demand. TouchDown Productions founder and executive producer Gil Dominguez launched TouchDownProductions.com Monday, opening a new avenue for people find and view local sports games and other events.“This is an effort to maximize technology and improve coverage,” said Dominguez. “We will do
Published: August 27, 2015
Following more than two hours of public commentary Thursday afternoon, the Nevada County Planning Commission approved a staff recommendation to the Board of Supervisors for approval of the Housing Element Rezone Program Implementation Project, which proposes changes to county General Land Use and Zoning Designations to accommodate state mandates for Urban High Density housing.The project, which includes an addition of
Published: August 27, 2015
Among the several decisions made by this session of the United States Supreme Court (2014-15) that validated the liberal point of view, perhaps none would be as decisive as the one on the Affordable Care Act, or King vs. Burwell. By a margin of six to three the court upheld the law’s subsidies to all Americans regardless of whether the
Published: August 27, 2015
It will be my curve that is going to be removed and become a straightaway with the Caltrans Safety Project 2018. I own the property with the Joe Ruess Landscape Architect sign out front which has been a fixture on the highway since 1950. Along this manicured frontage is the clearly visible Nevada County Narrow Gauge Railroad bed which will
Published: August 27, 2015
Our home is five miles from Grass Valley. Several weeks ago on a Friday afternoon, we had no water. We called Peter’s Drilling and Pump Service and they said they would schedule us for Saturday afternoon. They called back in half an hour and said they would provide service by noon on Saturday. Shortly thereafter, we were told they could
Published: August 27, 2015
A 23-year-old Grass Valley man took a plea in court Friday in connection with burglary and sexual assault charges, in return for one year and two months in jail.Daniel Vandoren was arrested in March after Nevada City Police officers had responded to a vandalism call at Café Mekka on Commercial Street in Nevada City.A large window at the front of
Published: August 27, 2015
Nevada Union High School has a wonderful new track except there is a problem. The school seems to have consulted with an arborist who believes that any tree in the proximity of the track poses a threat to the track even though the same trees peacefully coexisted with the old track, which lasted 17 years. The dozen or more trees
Published: August 27, 2015
Grass Valley’s Center for the Arts is offering a fall session of one of its popular children’s summer theater classes. Dinah Smith will teach “Developing Acting Skills Thru Musical Theatre” for children ages 8-14; classes will take place from 4-5:15 p.m. on Thursdays from Sept. 10-Oct. 22 at the Center for the Arts. The seven-class workshop costs $140 to attend;
Published: August 27, 2015
Grass Valley Police DepartmentTuesday7:24 a.m. — A caller from the 300 block of Brunswick Road reported transients sleeping by an ATM and scaring customers; they were warned against trespassing.8:40 a.m. — A caller from the 1300 block of East Main Street reported finding a flashlight containing syringes.8:51 a.m. — A caller from West Main Street reported a boy on a
Published: August 27, 2015
Imagine a warm summer evening filled with the lilting sound of a hammered dulcimer, the aroma of enticing hors d’oeuvres and desserts and the velvety taste of an aged red wine as you stroll through the nursery grounds. Or have your photo taken with one of the majestic birds of prey, called Wildlife Ambassadors.The fifth annual “Where the Wild Things
Published: August 27, 2015
Boy Scout Troop 855 will be hosting their annual flag retirement ceremony during the Roamin’ Angels Car Show on Sept. 12.Flags in need of retirement can be dropped off at the following locations by Sept. 10:— The Union newspaper office on Sutton Way in Grass Valley.— Bank of America on Sutton Way in the Brunswick Basin.— Bank of America on
Published: August 27, 2015
One of the sad byproducts of divorce is the loss of friendships. It is a sad but true fact that often, when a couple divorce, friends — especially other couples — will find themselves choosing one side of the relationship over the other. Try as we might to avoid doing so, we tend to take sides. I lost several relationships
Published: August 27, 2015
The new school year has begun, and that means it is time to find a Cub Scout pack for your son. Pack 23 is a thriving, inclusive Cub Scout pack that serves Nevada City and surrounding areas, according to a press release. It is open to any boy in first through fourth grade living in the area. Cub Scouts is
Published: August 27, 2015
Due to its successful reception among area youth, NEO is expanding its drop-in hours at its youth center in Grass Valley.Since opening its doors, the NEO Youth Center has attracted 10 to 30 young people per day for its after school drop-in hours, according to a press release. NEO expects to see attendance continue to grow with the 2015-2016 school
Published: August 27, 2015
Organizers of Nevada City Farmers Market are gearing up for the first Kid’s Day this weekend.Kid’s Day at the Market will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the market held on Union Street in downtown Nevada City. The event was inspired by the success of the Power of Produce Clubs held at Oregon farmers markets, market
Published: August 27, 2015
Amongst raucous applause, the Nevada City Council approved a proposal by the Nevada City Chamber of Commerce to use terrazzo lights over lower Commercial Street in the downtown area for one year.“I think it’s a long time coming,” Council member Duane Strawser said. “By-and-large the majority of the community has been supportive of this... I’ve been waiting for this to
Published: August 27, 2015
Nevada City Recreation Committee members on Wednesday morning agreed to include a clause in the city’s Sugarloaf Mountain master plan banning buildings on the 35-acre parcel, which sits north of Highway 49 at the intersection of Coyote Street and North Bloomfield Road.Committee members, though, would like to place interpretive panels and signs on Sugarloaf to highlight the historical significance of
Published: August 27, 2015
A well-known local music teacher and fiddle player was arrested Wednesday on child pornography charges.Ethan Jonah Rohin Lewis, 32, was booked into the Nevada County Jail after turning himself in. He has since posted $30,000 bail, and was released from custody.A criminal complaint has been filed that charges Lewis with three counts of distribution of child pornography and one count
Published: August 27, 2015
Ted Cruz got a big boost in Iowa recently when the influential social conservative activist and radio host Steve Deace endorsed him.To call it a sought-after endorsement would be an understatement. Deace says prospective 2016 GOP campaigns began contacting him well before the 2012 election. (All just assumed that Mitt Romney was going to lose.) The recruitment efforts picked up
Published: August 27, 2015
As the owner of Pete’s Pizza at 239 Commercial St. in Nevada City, Lorri Flores had an up-close look at the atmosphere of the Commercial Street boardwalk outside her storefront.She saw the good days, where tourists and locals would take a seat and enjoy a coffee or a slice of pizza; but more often, she said, she saw a boardwalk
Published: August 27, 2015
A war with Iran would be a catastrophe, yet by opposing diplomacy, hundreds of members of Congress may be blundering into just such a conflict. The Iran nuclear deal, as the complex diplomatic arrangement is popularly called, was agreed upon on July 14 by a consortium of key powerful countries, the European Union and Iran. The goal of the agreement
Published: August 27, 2015
The Barbara Schmidt Millar “Celebration of Life” event celebrates its 21st year Sept. 20 and registration is currently open for those who wish to participate.For those interested in signing up for the event visit https://bsmtri.org. Those who register before Aug. 31 will receive a commemorative T-shirt. Space and supplies are limited.The Barbara Schmidt Millar “Celebration of Life” event, which is
Published: August 26, 2015
The Trkac Racing Team took on the world in early August, competing along with 8,000 of the best runners from around the globe at the 2015 World Masters’ Track & Field Championships in Lyon, France.“It was our Olympics,” said Trkac coach Clyde Lehman. “I mean that in every sense of the word.”Nine local runners represented the Trkac Racing Team in
Published: August 26, 2015
Nevada Union Jr. Miner James Morales wrapped up 17 tackles and forced a fumble to help his Midget division team top Marysville, 24-6, Saturday.It didn’t take Morales long to make his presence felt, forcing a fumble on the second play of the game, which was recovered by teammate Trevor Neilson. Two plays later Neilson caught a 15-yard touchdown pass from
Published: August 26, 2015
Elrine Rose Bennett of Grass Valley passed away peacefully on Aug. 18, 2015, surrounded by her loving family. A memorial service will take place at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015, at Grace Lutheran Church. A private lunch will be held at the Bennett’s home for family and close friends immediately following the service.She was born on June 19, 1922,
Published: August 26, 2015
Janet Sibylla Allen entered into eternity on Aug. 24, 2015, at her home in Grass Valley. She was 90.She was born on Aug. 2, 1925 in Charleswood, Manitoba, Canada.Janet married Lindley Allen in September 1953 and raised three children in West Covina, California. She graduated from Mt. San Antonio College and worked for many years as a teacher’s aide at
Published: August 26, 2015
Erica Lynn Stillwell passed away on Aug. 21, 2015. She was 56. Erica’s outgoing personality led her to positively touch the lives of many throughout her career as a mail carrier, as well as in her personal life as wife, mother, and friend to many.Her artistic sensibilities drove her great appreciation of nature, as well as influenced the beautiful home
Published: August 26, 2015
Irv Kroot, beloved husband, father and grandfather, passed suddenly on Tuesday, Aug. 25. He was born in Cleveland, Ohio, on Oct. 1, 1937. After graduating from Ohio State in 1960 and settling in the Los Angeles area, he taught high school science and math, ending his school career as an administrative dean at Monroe High School in the San Fernando
Published: August 26, 2015
Addiction and homeless expert Dr. Gabor Mate, who wrote a seminal book called “In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts,” gave an example of what he is seeing transpire in North America regarding the last few generations. He used the true-life example of a female beluga whale that had been born in captivity in a Vancouver aquarium. A dozen years later,
Published: August 26, 2015
Recently an Association member asked Don Hoover about the public health related testing we do on the lake. Bill Yanko is our Lake Committee environmental microbiologist and his career was in water quality. Bill designed our current testing program, so he helped Don respond to the question. In addition to the public health testing we do, we also test for
Published: August 26, 2015
Published: August 26, 2015
Join us in the Manzanita Room, at the Community Center, Friday, September 11, from 10am - noon for:“The Art of Gerda With” German artist Gerda With (1920-1995), fled Germany in the 1930’s and in New York, she joined her friend Max Ernst and other European avant-garde artists who had fled from the Nazi regime’s cleansing of “degenerate” art. These émigrés
Published: August 26, 2015
The governance of Lake Wildwood Association has always been fueled by many experienced and dedicated volunteers. They can be credited with the quality and enrichment of our Lake Wildwood lifestyle. Volunteerism is a cultural norm in Lake Wildwood and one we should cherish, enrich and promote. It has become a rich tradition for our Board and staff to honor our
Published: August 26, 2015
Golf Resale EventSomething fun to do when our golf course is closed for aeration? The Lake Wildwood Lady Niners will be holding “Babe’s Boutique,” a golf resale event, on Sept. 8, at the Marina Rec Room of the Community Center. Open to all from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.The event is named in honor of the most famous woman golfer
Published: August 26, 2015
Members who attended the Aug. 18th meeting at the packed Oak Room in the Community Center briefing on the proposed elimination of our security force at Wildwood should have been alarmed. Why has our Board decided we should disarm our security response personnel? We are told we will save money hiring an out-side security firm. Really? So why did they
Published: August 26, 2015
So ... I’m writing this the day before the board meets to discuss dogs walking in the parks and asking residents to decide if motorcycles can be used to commute inside the gates.I’ll be there. But, it will be a few weeks before I can tell you what happens.It’s hard—relying on the letters I’m getting—to get a feel for how
Published: August 26, 2015
Some ride to and from work as commuters or to run errands about town. Others ride for the thrill of it. It’s a uniquely special experience to be riding on swerving roads with the wind in your face and 100 horsepower of rolling machine straddled between your legs that can’t be experienced anywhere else. Until you have, you can’t understand
Published: August 26, 2015
If you have a smart phone and are into texting instead of actually speaking to people, then you know what WTH means.If you think a smart phone is one with push buttons instead of a dial, then I’ll tell you that WTH means “What The Heck!”So, WTH is going on around here! It’s the end of summer as we know
Published: August 26, 2015
By Pan LehmannThe Tennis club is planning a fun event to celebrate the end of summer. Everyone is invited to an ice cream social at the North courts on Friday, August 28th at 5 pm. We are extending our invitation to all amenity card holders! Everyone is welcome to come play tennis or just visit and enjoy a bowl of
Published: August 26, 2015
A shotgun blast echoes, soon followed by the clink of a horseshoe bouncing off a stake.A roar from the crowd applauds the efforts of someone finding their target on a dart board, and good-natured ribbing cascades from the putting green.These are the sounds of the Calkins Crest Olympics, which celebrated it’s ninth year Aug. 8.For one day each year, the
Published: August 26, 2015
The phone rings and there is a recorded message that states you are under mandatory evacuation orders and have five minutes to evacuate. What do you take with you? Where will you go? How will you get there? What roads are available? Can I bring my pets? How long will the evacuation last? Maybe the evacuation order came in while
Published: August 26, 2015
Several thousand toy ducks will ride the rapids of Deer Creek on Sunday, Sept. 13, as the 49er Breakfast Rotary Club of Nevada City hosts its 24th Annual Gold Country Duck Race.Rotarians and other community groups are now distributing race entry tickets. A $5 donation allows holders to compete for a $5000 grand prize, $1000 second prize and $500 third
Published: August 26, 2015
The Putters keep marching onward. Maybe heat agrees with us because we have welcomed two more new members so far this month. So happy to be able to announce that Sara Peterson and Lonnie Hoyt are our newest Putters. If anyone reading this would like to be a Putter just show up at 8:45 am any Thursday from now until
Published: August 26, 2015
Congratulations to our 2015 Niner Club Champion Judy Pappas! Judy really earned this awesome title by shooting a low gross score of 49 for each of the three rounds played in this tournament. Wow!!Also to be congratulated for their efforts are our flight winners. First Flight winner, with a low net score of 109, was Nancy Black. Second Flight winner,
Published: August 26, 2015
Come one, come all! Everyone in LWW is cordially invited to the GRAND OPENING of our PICKLEBALL FACILITY -- 4 new dedicated PB courts at Marina Court #1 -- on Sat, September 19. Festivities will start at 8 AM. and continue till 12:00 PM. There will be food and drinks provided for everyone, and new and experienced players all will
Published: August 26, 2015
TENNIS NEWSAug 28The Tennis club is planning a fun event to celebrate the end of summer. Everyone is invited to an ice cream social at the North courts on Friday, August 28th at 5 pm. We are extending our invitation to all amenity card holders! Everyone is welcome to come play tennis or just visit and enjoy a bowl of
Published: August 26, 2015
The 49th Annual Constitution Day Parade tops a full weekend of family fun Sept. 12–13 in this colorful Gold Rush town.Nevada City’s Constitution Day Parade has been a local tradition since 1967 and has been reported to be the oldest and largest Constitution observance in western America.This year’s theme is “Freedom of the Press.”The 2 p.m. Sunday parade features about
Published: August 26, 2015
From years of surveys and member input, security has been, and continues to be, the most valued “amenity” in Lake Wildwood. However, the challenge to the Association has been managing the gap between member expectations, the reality of what can be delivered, and the rising cost of this service. All these factors came together in a Board Meeting on July
Published: August 19, 2015
A major upgrade to the treated water pipeline system serving the central Penn Valley area is scheduled to begin next year, the Nevada Irrigation District announced this week (Aug. 17).NID Engineering Manager Gary King said the upgrade will replace and improve old pipeline infrastructure that dates to the 1970s. He said the work is part of an ongoing districtwide program
Published: August 26, 2015
A woman with a passion for justice and hunger advocacy is the new pastor at Peace Lutheran Church in Grass Valley.The Rev. Eileen Smith LeVan, formerly of Reading, Penn., is preaching weekly at the church’s 8:45 and 11 a.m. Sunday worship services. She was installed on Aug. 16 in a ceremony attended by regional church leaders.“The people of Peace Lutheran
Published: August 26, 2015
Grass Valley Police officers are investigating the death of a man found in a backyard on Berryman Street Tuesday afternoon.Officers were dispatched to a residence in the 100 block at about 1:22 p.m., after it was reported that the body of one of the residents was under the back porch.Upon arrival, officers located the body of the 33-year-old man and
Published: August 26, 2015
I read with interest Mr. Wayne Hild’s Aug. 4 letter to the editor, “Look at the real issues, Mr. LaMalfa.”Every item that Mr. Hild suggested that the government should do are illegal per the Constitution. Article I, Section 8 lists the powers that the federal government has. The 10th Amendment further clarifies this by stating that “The powers not delegated
Published: August 26, 2015
Jim Hemig wrote in his column on July 17 that Ms. Campbell’s outburst “oozed with hatred” for the Tea Party.Since Obama was elected, each and every week there have been several letters to the editor accusing him of a variety of offenses from conservative locals. Falsifying his birth certificate, being a Muslim, being in the pocket of Wall Street, being
Published: August 26, 2015
When we received an invitation to a friend’s birthday bash, I hit the champagne section of our local food store.I found my favorite bubbly on sale for $6.99, and creakily stooped toward the bottom shelf and grabbed the last two.As I loaded my cart, another champagne connoisseur arrived.I was open-mouthed when he stretched high on his toes toward the most
Published: August 26, 2015
With Labor Day around the corner, my culinary time clock tells me it’s time for that smoke-infused flavor of outdoor dinners—before it’s too late. I can smell the grills firing up in the neighborhood these past weekends. When the weather gets really hot, lighting the stove becomes unthinkable and deciding what’s for dinner starts with the question, “What can we
Published: August 26, 2015
A single-car crash into a power pole early Tuesday morning caused a power outage affecting 37 customers in the Nevada City area, according to Pacific Gas & Electric.Road closures were in effect on Boulder Street and Red Dog Road, as workers replaced the sheared power pole. The driver told police officers that a vehicle unsafely pushed him off the road,
Published: August 25, 2015
Tickets are now on sale for “A Taste of Country,” a benefit for Women of Worth, scheduled from 4 to 7 p.m. on Oct. 17 at the Nevada County Contractors’ Association building, 149 Crown Point Court in Grass Valley. The evening will include a barbecue, no-host bar, and live and silent auctions. The western-themed event will also include line-dancing to
Published: August 26, 2015
Every July Grocery Outlet holds its “Independence From Hunger” fundraising drive. This year they raised $5,087, which were matched by Lori and Tim Bascom, the owners of the Grass Valley Grocery Outlet. A check for $10,174 was given to the Interfaith Food Ministry to be used to help local families who are struggling with hunger. Pictured above are the Bascoms,
Published: August 26, 2015
Grass Valley Police DepartmentMonday9:37 a.m. — A caller from a business in the 100 block of West Empire Street reported the theft of a sign.10:54 a.m. — A caller from Primrose Lane reported the theft of a TV from the clubhouse.11 a.m. — A man from the 400 block of Henderson Street reported identity theft with fraudulent credit card transactions.1:29
Published: August 26, 2015
The Grass Valley City Council held a pinning ceremony Tuesday night for reserve police officer Todd Scalia.Scalia, 34, previously worked as an officer in Yuba City and will function as a reserve officer with the department.The council initially held a ceremony in April for two other newly pinned officers, but Scalia was unable to attend the event due to illness.He
Published: August 26, 2015
The Nevada City Council will meet at 6:30 p.m. today to vote on a resolution that would authorize city funds to offset local host expenses if Nevada City was to be selected as a future host for the Amgen Tour of California.The council will also vote on a proposal by the Nevada City Chamber of Commerce that recommends a pilot
Published: August 26, 2015
This story has been updated to reflect that while votes in favor of the measure are leading, as a special tax election it must reach 66.6 percent — or two-thirds of the vote — to be approved. Final ballots for the Higgins Fire Protection District’s Measure V special election were cast on Tuesday, and although official tallies for the measure
Published: August 26, 2015
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Published: August 26, 2015

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