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The “Youth at Peace” group at Lutheran Church in Grass Valley was part of a nation-wide effort that has raised $10.3 million to date for local food banks and other organizations tackling hunger at the local level. Young people at Peace Lutheran Church in Grass Valley raised $1,580 and donated nonperishable food items to Interfaith Food Ministry, thanks to generous
Published: May 4, 2016
The Friends of the Nevada County Libraries’ next monthly Book Sale will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. held Saturday at the Doris Foley Historical Library, 211 N. Pine St. in Nevada City. Most books cost between 25 cents and $3. Thousands of paperback and hardback books are for sale, including fiction, nonfiction, children’s books, collectibles, etc. This month’s
Published: May 4, 2016
The annual Gold Country Lions 11th Annual Motorcycle Poker Run has been rescheduled for May 14 due to weather. The event was originally scheduled for May 7. Registration will take place at Higgins Lions Community Center from 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. on May 14 at 22490 E. Hacienda Drive in Grass Valley (Lake of the Pines area, two miles
Published: May 4, 2016
Nevada County Republican Party will host a presentation on the “Impacts of Marijuana” at 6:30 p.m. on May 10 at the Rood Center in Nevada City. Speakers will include Remleh Scherzinger of Nevada Irrigation District, who will discuss how marijuana cultivation impacts water; Shelley Rodgers of Community Recovery Resources, who will explain marijuana impacts on adolescents and community norms; and
Published: May 4, 2016
Grass Valley Police DepartmentTuesday8:35 a.m. — A caller from the 400 block of Pine Street reported a burglary to a vehicle with the theft of a computer, purse and other items.9:08 a.m. — A caller from Condon Park reported tagging of the restrooms near the disc golf course.9:39 a.m. — A caller from a business in the 1700 block of
Published: May 4, 2016
A truck on Wednesday fell 100 feet down an embankment off Highway 49 near North San Juan, requiring first-responders to extricate the man from his vehicle and fly him to a Roseville hospital, authorities said.The man, who was alert when firefighters reached him, was driving south on the highway around 7:30 a.m. when the wreck happened, said Shawn Olson, an
Published: May 4, 2016
The Tahoe National Forest has been filled with excitement this spring. As snow melted, wildflowers bloomed, and families planned summer camping trips, there was something new afoot in the woods — more than 400 fourth-grade students came to discover what their national forest has to offer.Thanks to a transportation grant from the National Parks Foundation, the Yuba River Ranger District
Published: May 3, 2016
Anxious voicemails from impatient people, emails alleging a perceived bias and reports of sign theft littering the daily police blotter.Ah, yes, it’s election season.As our eyes glaze over the latest cable TV “breaking news” of Ted Cruz attacking Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders trading barbs, as the presidential campaign pivots toward the November General Election, we do
Published: May 3, 2016
Bear River’s girls swim team left the competition in its wake Saturday at the Pioneer Valley league Championships, winning eight events and claiming the league title.The girls team tallied 581 points, topping second place Placer by 201 points. Lincoln placed third, Colfax fourth, Center fifth and Foothill sixth. Earning individual first place finishes in their respective events for Bear River
Published: May 3, 2016
The Gold Country Stampede Varsity Lacrosse Team furthered there chances for an undefeated regular season with a win over a tough divisional opponent in Sierra Foothills. The Stampede were victorious on the road, winning 7-6. This brings the season tally to 13-0 with a No. 1 ranking in both the Northern California Lacrosse League (NCJLA) as well as topping the
Published: May 3, 2016
Hold those axes and chainsaws. Local experts are warning people to be extra careful this time of the year when pruning trees on their properties, as the warmer spring climate allows a certain grain-sized bug to be extra active. “When trees are actively fleshing out for spring, if you cut down trees, they can release pheromones that send a signal
Published: May 3, 2016
I recently attended The North Sierra Wine Trail (www.northsierrawinetrail.com), a 30-mile wine road that stretches from Oroville in Butte County south to Oregon House in Yuba County. This year’s trail included 11 wineries and one distillery. Technically, while the Sierra Foothills themselves continue running north into Butte County, the northern boundary of the Sierra Foothills Viticultural Area (AVA) stops a
Published: May 3, 2016
Like wine trails? You are just in time for the spring installment of the first of three regional wine trails. Last year, the Sierra Vintners, our local winery association, divided the area into three sub-regions — so, instead of one big wine trail, each area will have its own mini-trail. The first Wine Trail will be May 14, featuring south
Published: May 3, 2016
Bent Metal Winery is inviting the public to its six year anniversary party from 1 to 5 p.m. May 14.The event, which includes music, food and wines, takes place at the winery at 14364 McCourtney Road, Grass Valley.Cost is $5 per person (current wine club members no charge, limit two). Reservations are required by Monday for food. To RSVP, go
Published: May 3, 2016
The new owners of Sierra Moonshine, a home brew supply shop, have launched a Kickstarter campaign to support their newest product, Pro Brewers Siphon.The campaign, which started Sunday, aims to raise $30,000 by June 1.“We’re off to a great start, having raised over $6,000 in the first 24 hours,” said Anthony Schoensee, c-owner, with Justin Coyle, of Nevada County-based Sierra
Published: May 3, 2016
It’s a trip getting to the sidewalk in front of the Grass Valley Veterans Memorial Building.The building, on South Auburn Street, has a curb in front of it about 12 inches high and 8 inches wide. Someone standing on the road must step over the curb and then back down to the sidewalk, at street level, to reach the building.“It’s
Published: May 3, 2016
Several of the candidates running for California’s 1st congressional district are scheduled to appear at a local candidate forum on Thursday — though Doug LaMalfa, the incumbent, is not on that list. LaMalfa declined an invite to participate in the event, according to the Nevada County chapter of the League of Women Voters, which is hosting the forum, as did
Published: May 3, 2016
A market match program is starting back up this year at the four Nevada County farmers markets: — Nevada County Certified Growers Market at the Rood Center, Nevada City on Tuesdays; — Grass Valley Thursday Night Market, Downtown Grass Valley on Thursdays; — Nevada County Certified Growers’ Market at North Star House, Auburn Road, Grass Valley on Saturdays; — Nevada
Published: May 3, 2016
A 63-year-old resident of South County was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence causing bodily injury, and was being held in county jail on $75,000 bail, in the wreck that injured a California Highway Patrol officer Monday.Officer Reaves Douglas was on duty and driving a marked patrol vehicle northbound on Highway 49 at about 2:30 p.m. when the
Published: May 3, 2016
The board of directors for the Nevada County Consolidated Fire District has called a special meeting at 4:30 p.m. today.A conference with real property negotiators for three properties — at 13103 Ridge Road, 10095 East Lime Kiln Road and 13376 Quaker Hill Road — will be conducted in closed session.The meeting will be at Station 84, 10135 Coyote St., Nevada
Published: May 3, 2016
Blink and you’ll miss it. Special interests have struck a back-room deal to raise California’s minimum wage to $15 per hour in just six years. The deal was rushed through the Democrat-controlled Legislature — with little public input — and signed into law by the governor in less than a week. It’s almost as if no one wanted to take
Published: May 3, 2016
The current Republican “transgender bathroom” scare is just so much more of their crusade and fear-mongering against gays; trying to fool an inattentive American public. For all the anti-gay evangelicals who haven’t been out of their own bathrooms in years — get a grip!Bathrooms have been transgender all over the world for decades. We were in Europe 20 to 30
Published: May 3, 2016
In March, the House passed a bill (H.R. 3016) that included a 50 percent cut in the monthly Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) allowance provided to children who will have their parent’s earned Post-9/11 GI Bill benefit transferred to them. Now similar legislation is being considered in the Senate (S.425) that would put the hard-fought benefits of 2.8 million post-9/11
Published: May 3, 2016
A letter in the April 28 edition of The Union caused me to re-read a recent column by Norm Sauer, member of The Union Editorial Board. I want to say how refreshing it is to have an independent thinker remind us that our America has always been a beacon of liberty and the “greatest force in the history of the
Published: May 3, 2016
Published: May 3, 2016
Gary EldridgeGary Francis Eldridge passed away on April 27, 2016.He was born in Hibbing, Minnesota. After serving in the Navy, on the USS Nereus, and work at Convair and IBM, he was recruited to teach electronics at Monterey Peninsula College, where he taught for 28 years. He also taught classes at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, CA, and San
Published: May 3, 2016
INDIANAPOLIS — Ohio Gov. John Kasich is leaving the Republican presidential contest, giving Donald Trump a clear path to his party's nomination.  Kasich will announce the end of his underdog White House bid on Wednesday, according to three campaign officials who spoke on the condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the candidate's plans. The decision comes a
Published: May 3, 2016
Grass Valley Police DepartmentMonday7:59 a.m. — A caller from a business in the 400 block of Colfax Avenue reported people spray-painting an electrical box.8:54 a.m. — A caller from the 100 block of Glasson Way reported a fraud.11:11 a.m. — A caller from the 700 block of East Main Street reported a burglary to a locked storage container.12:19 p.m. —
Published: May 3, 2016
Matteo’s Public will be hosting a fundraiser from 5 to 9 p.m. today to support teen mental health. The restaurant will donate 15 percent of all dine-in and take-out proceeds to “What’s Up? Wellness Checkups,” a suicide prevention program offering in-school emotional health screenings and follow up resources for students at designated Nevada County high schools. Reservations are recommended by
Published: May 3, 2016
Rough and Ready is again preparing to host its annual Chili Cook-off on June 26 and is seeking chili cookers interested in participating. This year’s event is combined with the town’s annual Secession Days Celebration, providing more entertainment, including the Firefighter’s Breakfast, the popular “Saga of Rough and Ready Play,” a variety of vendors and crafters, blacksmith demonstrations, games, raffles,
Published: May 3, 2016
Mother’s Day is one day out of the year when moms everywhere are honored. At Dignity Health Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital (SNMH), moms (and dads for that matter) are celebrated every day as they welcome new life into the world in the hospital’s Family Birth Center. About a dozen babies are born each week in the Family Birth Center, according
Published: May 2, 2016
We are often misdiagnosed — and we are often minimized. Fourteen years after the creation of Invisible Awareness Week, it has been reduced to one day, May 12, to bring awareness to the challenges and needs of those with invisible illnesses like chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia. I have chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia. It took tens of thousands of dollars
Published: May 2, 2016
In 1967, psychologists Martin Seligman and Steven Maier conducted a famous experiment. They divided dogs into two groups. Dogs in Group 1 were given mild electric shocks (yes, psychology researchers did terrible things to innocent animals in the name of “science”) at random times, but which the dog could end by pressing a lever. Each dog in Group 2 was
Published: May 2, 2016
Liver cancer rates are increasing, yet other cancer rates are dropping. This is largely because of viral hepatitis. Hepatitis B and C are leading causes of liver cancer and liver transplants in the U.S. The number of deaths in the U.S from hepatitis C now surpasses deaths from all 60 reportable infectious diseases combined, including HIV. Between 2010 and 2013,
Published: May 2, 2016
Andi Yablon-Krause had always been an extremely active person. She was a busy pastry chef and avid weekend hiker. But most of all, she love to dance. Yet something started to happen in her late twenties. “My body felt like it was disintegrating,” said Yablon-Krause. “Then one day in dance class my back went out completely.”The pain got so bad
Published: May 2, 2016
Considering the season, it didn’t take long for proponents and opponents of Measure W to jump on what they saw as a political football this week.But, in reality, it was no football. And it’s a shame some sought to score political points by bouncing off a local family’s crisis, one that could easily have become a catastrophe for our community.We
Published: April 29, 2016
Supervisors Hank Weston and Dan Miller recently published their rationale for Measure W. The No on W Committee would like to respond. No on W is about addressing environmental and public safety concerns by way of regulation, not prohibition. No on W is about fair government that hears and considers the needs of all citizens impartially. It is about taking
Published: April 29, 2016
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
“A special love between two people: A dying wish.”Those were the words that Placer County native Rose Phelps, 62, suggested as the title to this article about getting her dying wish to wed Daniel Griffith, 57. The April wedding was at the Right Hand Auburn homeless shelter in North Auburn, where they live. Daniel suggested, “Live life to its fullest.”Rose
Published: May 2, 2016
The Air Force Association CyberCamp is coming to Nevada County to give local students a crash course in cyber security.The camp will take place July 13-15 at Sierra College’s Nevada County campus, and is open to students who will be enrolled in grades 7-12 during the 2016-17 school year. There is no cost for the camp, and breakfast, lunch and
Published: May 2, 2016
Nevada Union Adult Education is offering another series of free career exploration and community education courses over the next six weeks. Topics of the workshops range from self-defense and triathlon training to resume writing and website designing.All the classes are free to Nevada County adults over age 18. Each course is one hour, unless otherwise noted.On May 7, Dave and
Published: May 2, 2016
No Nevada County agency on Monday received federal HUD funding, another financial setback in a season of cuts.Local agencies have known for months they would lose hundreds of thousands of dollars funneled through the state because of changes in how those dollars are allocated. They’d hoped, however, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development would grant them funding for
Published: May 2, 2016
After a destructive fire season in 2015, conditions in California are already drying out prompting Governor Jerry Brown to declare May 1-7 as “Wildfire Awareness Week.” During Wildfire Awareness Week, Cal Fire is stressing the critical role all Californians play in preparing for fire season now.“The rain we received this winter and spring has been great, but with over 29
Published: May 2, 2016
The Union newspaper was presented with two first-place awards in the 2015 Better Newspapers Contest at Saturday’s California Newspaper Publishers Association luncheon in San Francisco. City Editor Liz Kellar took first place in Agricultural Reporting for her work on “The green elephant in the room” and “Transplants a growing problem?” Both stories covered the issue of cannabis cultivation in Nevada
Published: May 2, 2016
The school facilities committee tasked with evaluating whether the Penn Valley Union Elementary School District should close one of its three school sites will hold its first meeting on the topic from 4:30-6 p.m. May 9. Additional committee meetings are set from 4:30-6 p.m. May 23, June 6 and June 13. All meetings will be held in the library at
Published: May 2, 2016
Some supporters of Measure Y whose campaign signs were stolen over the weekend decry the act as an attempt to suppress their voices.“We feel vandalized, intruded upon,” said a Nevada City resident who woke up Saturday morning to find that someone had uprooted the “Yes on Y sign” from her property. “No one has the right to do this. It’s
Published: May 2, 2016
You probably never heard of the word, ‘Gluteology,’ because it is my made-up word for the study (ology) of the complex muscle group (gluteus) which comprises your ‘butt.’If you suffer from lower back or knee pain, you will want to know more about ‘gluteology.’ Most Seniors need to know more.The two important muscles in your butt are the gluteus maximus
Published: May 2, 2016
Logan Lowe, a 2015 Nevada Union graduate and member of the George Washington University golf team recently competed against the best his conference has to offer at the Atlantic 10 Championship held at Grand Cypress Golf Club in Orlando, Fla. Lowe, a freshmen, finished in 13th place individually with an 8-over 224 (73-72-79) and George Washington took fourth place as
Published: May 2, 2016
Rotary Clubs in Nevada County and around the world gathered Saturday to complete community betterment projects as part of International Rotarians at Work Day. The 49er Breakfast Rotary Club of Nevada City met at Nevada City’s Pioneer Park where they built, refinished and painted picnic tables, spread decomposed granite in the picnic area, added storage areas at the Little League
Published: May 2, 2016
In honor of Mother’s Day, community members are encouraged to make a donation in “Mom’s” name to the Nevada County Diaper Project, which provides disposable diapers to families in need. A donation of $25 will provide a two-week supply of diapers for one baby. According to the Diaper Project, one in three American mothers struggle to provide diapers for their
Published: May 2, 2016
The film, “Faith Against Fracking” will be shown at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Nevada City United Methodist Church. The film explores the moral and ethical issues involved in the current methods employed for fossil fuel extraction. The documentary is a call from faith leaders around the world to ban the practice of fracking (‘hydraulic fracturing’) and other extreme methods
Published: May 2, 2016
Yuba River Charter School has been in the news lately with headlines about the student who contracted a case of the measles while overseas and attended the school while contagious. This was cause for concern among many Nevada County residents and resulted in the school closing for a day followed by seven days of quarantine, during which time all students
Published: May 2, 2016
I write to you today as an individual who has worked daily for over a decade with patients seeking alternatives to many health issues — from chronic pain, epilepsy, depression/PTSD, migraines, muscle spasms, cancer and other serious maladies. I have seen countless patients helped with medicinal cannabis.These patients are each very different individuals. They represent virtually all walks of life
Published: May 2, 2016
I think that for anyone who moves from one place to another, there is always some level of culture shock. Before moving to Nevada County, I took for granted the huge difference between living in an urban setting like San Francisco, Oakland or Sacramento and living in a rural setting. It was a little more than five years ago that
Published: May 2, 2016
Nevada City Police DepartmentFriday 10:50 a.m. — A caller from the 400 block of Nimrod Street reportedly saw two young men and one young woman smoking marijuana in Pioneer Park.11:16 a.m. — A caller from the 200 block of Broad Street saw a car collided with another vehicle while backing into a parking space. The caller said the male driver
Published: May 2, 2016
Nadine Wilson, of Burley, passed away Sunday, May 1, 2016 at the Parke View Care Center in Burley. She was 88. She was born in San Jose, California on February 7, 1928 and left San Jose in 1948 with her mother and moved to San Francisco. In 1951 she started working for Bank of America. She left San Francisco in
Published: May 2, 2016
A California Highway Patrol officer was airlifted to Roseville after a Monday afternoon wreck on Highway 49, near La Barr Meadows Road, reports state.Officer R. Douglas is expected to live. He was undergoing treatment at Sutter Roseville Medical Center and his injuries were classified as minor-to-moderate, as of 8 p.m. Monday. The other driver involved in the crash, who has not
Published: May 2, 2016
Ed Bourne has been out pounding the pavement, soliciting advertisements for the Grass Valley Elks Lodge’s newsletter. The 93-year-old sold four $50 business card ads in recent weeks. The fact that a 93-year-old member is doing that work illustrates the obstacles facing the Elks lodge.“In the early ’90s, when I joined, we had more than 500 members,” said Bourne. “Last
Published: April 29, 2016
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
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
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
“Words are hollow at this point.”Interim Assistant District Attorney Jennifer Ow was speaking for the mother of murder victim Brian Spalding.But that was the stark reality facing both families as they bore witness to the sentencing of Christopher Nix and Scott Hollingshead, the brothers found guilty of murdering Spalding on April 14, 2014.The two men were waiting for Spalding at
Published: April 29, 2016
It’s the basic economic principle of supply and demand that guides the Nevada County housing market, said Greg Bulanti, the president of the Nevada County Association of Realtors. Right now, “there’s way more demand than there is supply,” Bulanti said. “And what happens in economic theory when that occurs? Prices go up, because they can.” That’s real estate in Nevada
Published: May 1, 2016
On Thursday, the last of the shipping crates at Kodo Arts in Nevada City were still being unpacked. While Yuko Abo worked up front, she could hear sporadic “wows” coming from the deep recesses of the large Searls Avenue warehouse. It was her husband, Jake Costello, opening up another box, another “treasure.”“We never get to see everything until it’s all
Published: May 1, 2016
There’s not enough money to fix all of Nevada County’s road problems, which means some unsafe streets are here to stay.However, the danger of those roadways can be reduced for a lot less money with the installation of new traffic signs.“How do you make your road safer?” asked Steve Castleberry, the county’s Public Works director. “You can’t widen 500 miles
Published: May 1, 2016
In this week’s Library Patron of the Week, we meet Jaleen Davidson, at the Royce Branch in Grass Valley. Jaleen is the mother of two sons: Isaiah, 10 months old, and Micah, three years old. Before Isaiah was born Jaleen noticed that Micah loved to look at children’s books and started utilizing the library’s services and kids’ programs.What brings you
Published: May 1, 2016
A Nevada County judge has released several documents — including a search warrant and a previously sealed affidavit in support of that warrant — relating to a legal battle over a number of felony drug cases where the credibility of a narcotics officer was called into question.The documents were released following an order by Nevada County Superior Court Judge Robert
Published: May 1, 2016
Grass Valley’s 31st annual car show shutdown downtown streets all day on Sunday.
Published: May 1, 2016
Volunteers from twenty Nevada County Christian churches met at locations around town to chip in on “Community Service Day.” “It’s cool because we get to meet people from other churches,” Twin Cities Church member Kathleen Smith said.Kids and adults of all ages contributed to more than 40 community projects on Saturday.
Published: May 1, 2016
The group gathered around the table at Grass Valley’s Peace Lutheran Church mulled over the question posed to them — what are the issues that prevent unity and encourage prejudice in Nevada County?Carol Ann Jones, a member of the Faithful Friends Project at the Unitarian Universalist Community of the Mountains, noted the fact that the population of the county is
Published: May 1, 2016
Graffiti suspect arrestedThe Grass Valley Police Department arrested a man believed to be responsible for many graffiti taggings in Grass Valley Friday night. The man was identified many days ago but his whereabouts were unknown, according to a press release. Upon responding to an unrelated call for service Friday evening on Henderson Street in Grass Valley, Kalem Semore, 21, was
Published: May 1, 2016
Nevada County Sheriff’s deputies on Thursday arrested Michael Leroy Martin, 22, of Grass Valley, on charges of grand theft and petty theft. Martin, who was located at the 600 block of Brighton Street, in Grass Valley, was suspected of stealing property from a Grass Valley church and local businesses. Martin was booked into county jail and was being held in
Published: May 1, 2016
Despite the regular season being long over for the Nevada Union basketball teams, there was one game left to be played. The Miners took on past and present members of the San Francisco 49ers in an exhibition basketball game at Albert Ali Gymnasium Saturday to raise funds for the NU hoops programs.“I have always been so impressed with the boosters
Published: May 1, 2016
Donald Trump’s call for punishment of women who have an abortion gives us insight into himself. That comment reveals his attitude more truly than any crafted statement claiming the opposite. All women — and all men who care about women — should give careful thought to the implications of that.True enough, but the event is far more important as a
Published: May 1, 2016
River Valley Community Bank (OTC markets: RVVY) reported earnings of $247,600 or $0.11 per basic share, compared to $341,000 or $0.19 per basic share for the quarter ended March 31, 2015.Net interest income of $1,737,000 for the quarter ended March 31, increased by $331,000 or 23.5 percent over $1,406,000 for the quarter ended March 31, 2015 and an improvement of
Published: May 1, 2016
I would like to give a big thanks to The Union editorial board for taking the interest and time to research the issues regarding the permitted use of Streicher House. This was definitely a complicated story to follow with many twists and turns in the process. At the heart of it is that cities and counties, as we have seen,
Published: May 1, 2016
Here is a snippet of history regarding the “social welfare” groups mentioned in Mr. Boardman’s article:“When Congress created the legal framework for ‘social welfare’ groups,” as Jane Mayer wrote in Dark Money, The Hidden History of the Billionaires Behind the Rise of the Radical Right. “... it never anticipated that they would become a means by which the rich would
Published: May 1, 2016
The Community Support Network will devote both the May 4 and June 1 meetings to mental health topics. The focus of the May 4 meeting will be “Mental Health Crisis Resources.” The June 1 meeting will highlight several specific local programs.On May 4 there will be two speakers: Joy Nocerino, program director of Insight Respite Center, a program of Turning
Published: May 1, 2016
Nevada County voters are invited to a “Candidate Town-Hall” forum on May 12 at Esterly Hall, 336 Crown Point Circle in Grass Valley. Doors open at 6 and the program begins at 6:30 p.m.Candidates receiving invitations are: U.S. House Of Representatives Calif. District 1 Doug LaMalfa (incumbent); Joe Montes, Gary Oxley, Gregory Cheadle; California State Senate District 1 Ted Gaines
Published: May 1, 2016
Anna Russell (Teen Miss Grass Valley) and Hannah Deane (Teen Miss Nevada County) have served as volunteers at Scooter’s Pals, which helps abandoned dogs find good homes. Those interested in volunteering or fostering dogs can call 530-350-2099. Scooter’s Pals’ new office is located at 518 Brunswick Road in Grass Valley. For more information and see photos of dogs in need
Published: May 1, 2016
The Economic Resource Council has decided to go all in on virtual and augmented reality, the Next Big Thing in technology that promises to revolutionize the way we experience the world. Either that, or it will just give us another excuse to waste time.Just to make sure everybody gets the point, the ERC announced it is changing the name of
Published: May 1, 2016
Q: I’ve been using Windows 10 for a while, and all of a sudden, clicking the Window’s icon in the lower-left corner no longer displays the normal Start menu. I’ve rebooted, and it doesn’t come back. It’s really hard to use WIndows without the start menu! Can you help me recover it?A: As with most of the questions that appear
Published: May 1, 2016
Companies are invited to apply for the first startup accelerator class this summer in The Green Screen Institute, a collaborative initiative in Nevada County focused on innovations in the emerging virtual reality and augmented reality markets.Applications will be accepted through June 1.The Green Screen Institute accelerator is a 10-week program held during the summer for startups focusing on content creation
Published: May 1, 2016
Grass Valley Police DepartmentFriday10:22 a.m. — A caller reported a dark green car that had been parked on the 300 block of Pleasant Street for several weeks.12:35 p.m. — A caller reported a man in a motorized scooter disturbing customers at a business on the 2000 block of Nevada City Highway.5:09 p.m. — A caller reported two small children wandering
Published: May 1, 2016
Mrs. Bradford Woodridge of Roseville, chairwoman of the Women’s Club, declared in a speech here that one day children shall belong to the state and parents will have to prove they are fit to raise them.Americans shadow Villista band. Villa himself escapes — suffers a broken hip.Born to Mr. and Mrs. William Wasley — a son.Zeppelins raid east England —
Published: April 29, 2016
The “Leap of Faith” campaign sponsored by Peace Lutheran Church shows what faith, prayer and hard work can achieve: The generous people of western Nevada County donated $17,680 — far surpassing Peace’s goal of $10,000. Thank you for your loving hearts!With the seed grant from Peace, made possible by the late Lee Renz, we will give $27,325 to the Salvation
Published: April 29, 2016
It was bound to happen once Republican presidential candidates like Donald Trump and Ted Cruz began building their campaigns on a foundation of anti-illegal immigrant rhetoric and policy proposals:Many thousands of legal Latino residents all around the nation began seeking U.S. citizenship so they could become registered voters and cast ballots against either Cruz or Trump, should either become the
Published: April 29, 2016
TOPS, Chapter #1739TOPS proud to announce, that two of its members, Johanna Deuel and Clare McDowell, have each lost over 100 pounds, and both women have kept the weight off for over a year. If you would be interested in joining TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly), the club meets at 10 a.m. every Friday morning, and check-in is between 9
Published: April 29, 2016
“Winston” is a male, fixed pure bred, long haired Chihuahua. He’s middle-aged, current on shots and good with cats and dogs. Bonds quickly and loves attention. To adopt Winston, contact Sammie’s Friends Animal Shelter at 14647 McCourtney Road in Grass Valley, or call 530-471-5041.For more pet adoptions:— AnimalSave, 530-271-7071 or http://www.animalsave.org.— Grass Valley Animal Shelter on Freeman Lane in Grass
Published: April 29, 2016
I was surprised and saddened to see Mr. Meckler’s letter in The Union on April 26, calling into question my integrity after I shared information, at his request, pointing out the connections between the Americans for Good Government and Tea Party in good faith. Please read the source material for yourself: Sierra Foothills Report, May 30, 2014 and YubaNet, March
Published: April 29, 2016
Two recent news items deserve additional attention because of how they relate to our declining middle class. The one is the sharp increase in suicides; and the other is the tremendous jump in prices for the 10 most popular drugs — four of which have more than doubled in price. A Washington Post article a few days ago cited federal
Published: April 29, 2016
We live in our world of change that’s been accelerated year over year. Remember when flip phones were the technological flagship for cell phones? Now we’re able to watch VR (virtual reality) videos on our smart phones that have more computing power than the Apollo 11 spaceship. We’re living in a world that will soon be surrounded by self-driving cars
Published: April 29, 2016
Published: April 29, 2016
Many of our culinary herbs come from hot, dry, sunny climates and have evolved in dry, rocky soils. These conditions favor the concentration of flavor compounds humans have found so attractive for use in food preparation. Chemicals with names like geraniol, limonene, camphor, and thymol are from a group of chemicals known as terpenes, which are produced in abundance in
Published: April 29, 2016
A workshop, “Container Gardening for Herbs, Vegetables, Flowers and More,” will be held today from 10 a.m. to noon at the Master Gardener’s demonstration garden at the NID grounds, 1036 W. Main St. in Grass Valley. The workshop, which is free, will offer information about a gardening option for those who may have limited space or minimal time to spend
Published: April 29, 2016
A free talk on the endangered Stebbins’ morning-glory species is set for 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. May 10 at the Sierra College Nevada County Campus in Grass Valley.The event, led by conservation specialists Sandra Namoff and Denise Della Santina, will be in the Multipurpose Center, building N-12, at the campus at 250 Sierra College Drive.A meet-and-greet session with refreshments will
Published: April 29, 2016
Celebrating 16 years of presenting and advocating for excellence in the arts, The Center for the Arts is sharing the love with their “I HEART The Center” Spring Membership Drive running from April 25 through the month of May, according to a press release.As a nonprofit organization, membership support is critical for The Center to continue to bring diverse, consistent
Published: April 29, 2016
Our friend Melody’s flight was delayed, so I had plenty of time to watch people come and go at the airport. Picking up visitors at the airport is a loathsome task on the best day; there’s nothing quite like driving around for 45 minutes trying to find a space in the short-term parking lot to get you in the mood
Published: April 29, 2016
While Benji may not be your typical gearhead, he does love cars. He has cerebral palsy and is “special,” but that does not mean he just sits around. “He likes to work,” dad Larry Frederickson said. “He’s got 10 vacuum cleaners for around the house and he has a riding mower for keeping the lawn trimmed. He also starts our
Published: April 29, 2016

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