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A California Highway Patrol officer was air-lifted to Roseville after a Monday afternoon wreck on Highway 49, near La Barr Meadows Road, reports state.The CHP officer, who wasn’t named in a release, is expected to live. The other driver involved in the crash also has injuries and is being evaluated for possible DUI, CHP Officer Greg Tassone said.According to Tassone,
Published: May 2, 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
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
Nevada County Astronomers are setting up a three hour event celebrating Astronomy Day Saturday. The public is invited from noon to 3 p.m. at the Madelyn Helling Library with free planetarium shows, solar viewing, and lots more. Also some club members will set up scopes for viewing a Mercury transit on Monday morning about 9 a.m. at the corner 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
Considering the season, it didn’t take long for proponents and opponents of Measure W to jump on what they saw as a political football this week.But, in reality, it was no football. And it’s a shame some sought to score political points by bouncing off a local family’s crisis, one that could easily have become a catastrophe for our community.We
Published: April 29, 2016
Supervisors Hank Weston and Dan Miller recently published their rationale for Measure W. The No on W Committee would like to respond. No on W is about addressing environmental and public safety concerns by way of regulation, not prohibition. No on W is about fair government that hears and considers the needs of all citizens impartially. It is about taking
Published: April 29, 2016
Published: April 29, 2016
Many of our culinary herbs come from hot, dry, sunny climates and have evolved in dry, rocky soils. These conditions favor the concentration of flavor compounds humans have found so attractive for use in food preparation. Chemicals with names like geraniol, limonene, camphor, and thymol are from a group of chemicals known as terpenes, which are produced in abundance in
Published: April 29, 2016
A workshop, “Container Gardening for Herbs, Vegetables, Flowers and More,” will be held today from 10 a.m. to noon at the Master Gardener’s demonstration garden at the NID grounds, 1036 W. Main St. in Grass Valley. The workshop, which is free, will offer information about a gardening option for those who may have limited space or minimal time to spend
Published: April 29, 2016
A free talk on the endangered Stebbins’ morning-glory species is set for 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. May 10 at the Sierra College Nevada County Campus in Grass Valley.The event, led by conservation specialists Sandra Namoff and Denise Della Santina, will be in the Multipurpose Center, building N-12, at the campus at 250 Sierra College Drive.A meet-and-greet session with refreshments will
Published: April 29, 2016
Celebrating 16 years of presenting and advocating for excellence in the arts, The Center for the Arts is sharing the love with their “I HEART The Center” Spring Membership Drive running from April 25 through the month of May, according to a press release.As a nonprofit organization, membership support is critical for The Center to continue to bring diverse, consistent
Published: April 29, 2016
Our friend Melody’s flight was delayed, so I had plenty of time to watch people come and go at the airport. Picking up visitors at the airport is a loathsome task on the best day; there’s nothing quite like driving around for 45 minutes trying to find a space in the short-term parking lot to get you in the mood
Published: April 29, 2016
While Benji may not be your typical gearhead, he does love cars. He has cerebral palsy and is “special,” but that does not mean he just sits around. “He likes to work,” dad Larry Frederickson said. “He’s got 10 vacuum cleaners for around the house and he has a riding mower for keeping the lawn trimmed. He also starts our
Published: April 29, 2016
Grass Valley Police DepartmentThursday7:06 a.m. — A caller from Highway 174 and Highway 20 reported a duck and her ducklings in the fast lane.8:20 a.m. — A caller from the 100 block of Stewart Street reported a man in a white coat and black hat sleeping on the porch and refusing to leave.8:55 a.m. — A woman from the 200
Published: April 29, 2016
​Wildfire Community Preparedness Day is from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 7. Bring the family and come to the Public Safety Training Center located on the Sierra College Campus for a host of activities that will teach you how to make your home and community safer from the impacts of future and past wildfires. Learn how to keep your
Published: April 29, 2016
Due to currently dry weather conditions and an increased flammability of dry forest fuels and grasses in the region, Cal Fire will require a valid burn permit for outdoor open residential burning within the State Responsibility Area of Nevada, Yuba, Placer, Sutter and Sierra counties. This permit requirement takes effect Sunday, and will remain in effect until rescinded or the
Published: April 29, 2016
ol’ Republic Brewery will be raising money and awareness for ShelterBox from 5-8 p.m. today. ShelterBox is an organization that provides emergency shelter and vital supplies to support communities around the world overwhelmed by disaster and humanitarian crisis.There will be a tent set up and a display of the contents of the box, thanks to local ShelterBox Ambassadors Carl and
Published: April 29, 2016
A Marysville woman arrested last June after crashing into another boat on Englebright Lake was sentenced in court Friday to 90 days in jail and five years supervised probation.Rosa Mariann Fobe, 45, had pleaded no contest to felony boating under the influence and causing bodily injury pursuant to People v. West, meaning she did not admit to the charge. She
Published: April 29, 2016
The “Extremely Moderate” movement has its roots in a good cup of coffee.John Moore, who created Extremely Moderate, knew he wanted to energize people who feel disenfranchised politically. He was with his father enjoying some coffee when his dad said he wanted to form an Extremely Moderate party.The name caught Moore’s ear.“I’ve always been a fan of oxymorons,” he said.Extremely
Published: April 29, 2016
“Movies Under the Pines,” an outdoor cinema experience for the entire family, begins this month.Building on the success and excitement of the previous two summer’s screenings of family friendly films at both Pioneer Park in Nevada City and the Nevada County Fairgrounds in Grass Valley, NCFF has selected six films that both kids and parents will enjoy. “‘Movies Under the
Published: April 29, 2016
The family members of Galen Martin have rallied together to prepare a gift in honor of the late doctor, who spent over three decades of his life practicing medicine in the community, before he died on Nov. 2, 2015, at the age of 69. “I just want them to see the bench, and remember what a wonderful human being, community
Published: April 29, 2016
Grass Valley Charter School has been recognized by the California Department of Education for its “outstanding” educational programs and success implementing state standards in English and math.The charter school, located at 225 South Auburn St., was one of 779 elementary schools — and the only elementary school in Nevada County — to be recognized as a 2016 Gold Ribbon School
Published: April 29, 2016
AnimalSave’s Book Nook is hosting a “Treasure Hunt Book Sale” from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on May 6 and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on May 7 at the AnimalSave Center, 520 East Main in Grass Valley. The two-day sale will offer books of all genres, plus audio, video, vinyl, puzzles, children’s books and games. The Book Nook Treasure
Published: April 29, 2016
For the first time, Nevada Union Adult Education is offering a series of free workshops today, ranging from basic car maintenance to improvisation acting. All classes are free, and there’s only one requirement: you must be an adult over 18.The line-up includes: 9 to 10 a.m., Basic Car Maintenance; 10 to 11 a.m., Microsoft Word Basics; 11 a.m. to noon,
Published: April 29, 2016
After hearing a presentation on the importance of voting, a group of Yuba River Charter School eighth graders set up a voter registration booth on the front steps of their Nevada City school Thursday. The effort coincided with afternoon pick-up, in the hopes that students’ parents would stop to register.
Published: April 29, 2016
Seniors of William & Marian Ghidotti High School announce where they will be attending college in the fall and pin their destination on a map.
Published: April 29, 2016
Gerald (Jerry) Edward Bradley passed away with his wife and children at his bedside April 25, 2016 at Sutter Roseville Hospital. He was 84. Gerald was born March 21, 1932 to Warren and Claire Anderson Bradley in Oakland, CA, Gerald was a fifth generation Native Californian. He attended local schools, was active in Demolay and graduated with the class of
Published: April 29, 2016
Kathleen Edna Courtney passed away, and continued on her journey to join her husband, Don, on April 7, 2016. She was born Sept. 14, 1924. Together they raised six children.Edna was a hard working rancher’s wife for over 25 year when she went back to college and earned her LVN degree. She worked in the nursing field into her 70’s.She
Published: April 29, 2016
Fred M. Carmody passed away on April 13, 2016 at his home. He was 93. Visitation for family and friends will take place from 3 to 5 p.m. Friday, May 6, at Hooper and Weaver Mortuary, 459 Hollow Way, Nevada City. Funeral Services will follow at 10 a.m., Saturday, May 7 at the mortuary. Graveside services with full military honors
Published: April 29, 2016
Sunny and beautiful Petaluma welcomed the Nevada Union Miners mountain bike team to their fourth race this past weekend. Home to the NorCal High School Mountain Cycling headquarters, Petaluma’s rolling hills and pastureland provided the epic location for this much-anticipated course.Prior to the race, many of the teams—including some of the NU Miners—contributed time and energy bettering the race course
Published: April 29, 2016
The Bear River softball team remains unbeaten in Pioneer Valley League play after topping Lincoln, 3-2, Friday at Bear River.The Lady Bruins trailed 2-1 heading into their final at bat, but as they have several times this season, they rallied for the win. Bear River senior Nerissa Eason got the rally going with a one-out base hit. Arielle Koerber followed
Published: April 29, 2016
Fans in Houston are left wondering what is next for their ailing squad. The Warriors take game four by 27 points and game five by a whopping 33. Rockets show poorly. Warriors score 41 in the third period of Game 4. They coast to victory in Game 5. Klay Thompson and Company play well…sans Steph Curry. Next opponent is the
Published: April 29, 2016
For many golfers, every day is ‘Earth Day.’Officially, Earth Day took place last week. Of course, not a recognized holiday (although a good enough excuse for an outdoor party with some friends), this observance began in the late 1960’s with the intention of “inspiring awareness of and appreciation for” the environment. Folks can politicize an issue no matter which side
Published: April 29, 2016
Bear River softball pitcher Nerissa Eason was dominant from the circle this week, earning three wins in three attempts against Pioneer Valley League opponents. Eason started the week by throwing a perfect game with nine strikeouts against Colfax. On Wednesday, Eason pitched five innings of no-hit, no-run softball while striking out 14 against Center. Eason closed the week Friday by
Published: April 29, 2016
A non-injury two-car collision at the intersection of Brunswick and Idaho Maryland roads caused traffic delays in Grass Valley just before 4 p.m. Friday.Tow trucks are en route to the scene of the crash.
Published: April 29, 2016
Gold Country Kiwanis will be hosting the Annual World Tai Chi and Qigong Day from 9 a.m. to noon today at Pioneer Park in Nevada City.This global event is organized annually in over 100 cities and 80 nations worldwide. The purpose is to educate millions around the planet about Tai Chi and Qigong health benefits, to celebrate personal and global
Published: April 29, 2016
The State of Jefferson experiment in Northern California is over. There could be a vote in Lassen County that keeps the experiment on life support for a few weeks, but the United States Supreme Court unanimously voted for a total population formula to select representation in our democracy. Children, disabled, residents, unregistered voter citizens will be included in the formula
Published: April 28, 2016
This summer, outdoor enthusiasts can finally have the best of both worlds — the experience of camping in the woods, and all the amenities Nevada City has to offer.“I have talked to a number of locals who say, ‘I can’t wait to stay-cation,’” said Erin Thiem, owner of the new Inn Town Campground with her husband Dan Thiem. In the
Published: April 28, 2016
The Nevada Union Baseball team got a big win Wednesday, knocking off Sierra Foothill League foe Granite Bay, 6-0.Senior Kross Corbett had a monster day, spurring the Miners to victory from the mound and the plate. Corbett earned a complete-game shutout from the slab, throwing seven innings, allowing four hits, no runs and three walks while striking out three. Corbett
Published: April 28, 2016
After a thrilling come-from-behind road victory over Placer on Tuesday, The Bear River Bruins had little roar left on Thursday as they fell to the Hillmen, 5-0, at home.“This was a wake up,” Bear River head coach Eric Van Patten said. “As we turn the corner and head into the postseason, we have to realize that back-to-back competition is necessary,
Published: April 28, 2016
The Forest Lake Christian coed tennis team won its seventh straight league championship last week, completing a perfect 10-0 run through the Sierra Delta League.On Monday, FLC’s Sydney Foliente and Brittney Dunn took first and second place respectively in the girls division at the SDL Singles Tournament and will be competing at the Sac-Joaquin Section tournament in Stockton next week.On
Published: April 28, 2016
The Ridge Runners earned their fifth Nevada County Adult Sports Association volleyball title Wednesday night, beating the Spiking Cyclones for the championship at the Grass Valley Veterans Building.In the first set, the Spiking Cyclones started off hot and grabbed a six point lead, 17-11, until the Ridge Runners roared back to win 25-21. The second set featured another tight battle
Published: April 28, 2016
Public officials, business, religious and civic leaders will gather next week at a special buffet breakfast and meeting hosted by the local interfaith community to discuss key challenges facing the community. The second annual “Breakfast with the Mayors,” which falls on the same day as National Day of Prayer, will kick off at 8 a.m. Thursday in the multi-purpose hall
Published: April 28, 2016
The last Saturday in April is the traditional stream trout “Opening Day” in the Sierra District. In years past, it has been a big event. About a decade ago, we opened stream trout fishing to winter catch and release angling on many Sierra waters and since then the allure of Opening Day has lost some of its luster. In the
Published: April 28, 2016
Attempting to morph lead into gold, ancient alchemists suffered a major handicap: it’s impossible. Impossible, at least, with the technologies they had at hand: Fire and freezing, boiling and baking, praying and swearing.All atoms — atoms of lead, of gold, of iron or oxygen — all atoms have an anatomy; in the center lies a nucleus. Surrounding the nucleus, a
Published: April 28, 2016
Candidates in the District 2 Board of Supervisors race sparred at a Thursday night forum over topics ranging from business development to home break-ins, though the subject regularly returned to the contentious issue of Measure W.Richard Harris and Supervisor Ed Scofield detailed sharp differences over Measure W, that if passed June 7 would implement a voter imposed outdoor medical marijuana
Published: April 28, 2016
Cecil R. Fidler passed away on April 23, 2016 at his home in Rough and Ready, CA. He was born Dec. 1, 1918 in Boulder, CO to parents Rubin and Corinne Fidler. Cecil is survived by his wife Rosella of Rough and Ready, CA; daughters, Phyllis Miller of Reno, NV, and Claudette Haisley of Martinez, CA; numerous nieces, nephews, grandchildren,
Published: April 28, 2016
Love in Nevada County (LiNC) is a group of more than 20 Christian churches, all determined to help their community.This weekend they’ll be working together on a day of community service with more than 40 projects.Registration is still available on the LiNC Facebook page. There are nearly 300 people already signed up to dedicate some of their time to the
Published: April 28, 2016
Voter guide slated for release next weekThe Nevada County elections office anticipates releasing its voter information guide next week.Elections officials can release the guide, which will detail candidate statements and arguments for and against local ballot measures, no earlier than 40 days before an election. That made Thursday the first day it could have been released.The Nevada County voter guide
Published: April 28, 2016
A narcotics detective at the center of a legal battle over a number of felony drug cases — whose credibility was called into question by a number of defense attorneys — has been cleared of misconduct after a months-long investigation, Sheriff Keith Royal said.At issue are a half-dozen criminal cases in Nevada County Superior Court involving eight defendants with arrests
Published: April 28, 2016
A jury on Thursday found a Nevada County man guilty of two counts of being a felon in possession of ammunition and one count of possessing a firearm, in cases stemming from arrests in October and November 2014.Eric Meyer was on trial for those charges, as well as for possessing burglary tools and stolen property. The judge acquitted him of
Published: April 28, 2016
One of the most important things that young people can learn is how to make sacrifices and do for others, and once again this year, Mount Saint Mary’s students agreed to continue to work toward a hefty goal of raising money in order to help the people of Haiti who have yet to recover since the devastating 2010 earthquake.Initially, students
Published: April 28, 2016
I was at a loss for a civil response to Norm Sauer’s recent rant in the paper. Kudos to Lynn Wenzel for her spot on thoughtful response. It was informative and educational, and demonstrated a mature and non-hostile way to make a point.Ed ThomasGrass Valley
Published: April 28, 2016
“A Beacon of Liberty” by Norm Sauer (April 9 in The Union) is spot on and reflects my own values and significant concerns about the direction our once great nation has taken, and what it has become. It is way past time that America awakens from its destructive stupor, including the indiscriminate and mass acceptance of fanatical religious terrorists and
Published: April 28, 2016
There are three indelible truths regarding drug use: increased advertising, increased access, and more tolerant attitudes toward drugs all result in an increase in use. Legalization of marijuana increases all three, and unquestionably increases use among youth. While Measure W only addresses regulations related to growing medical marijuana, which is currently legal in California, confining these grows to 12 indoor
Published: April 28, 2016
I am stunned by Mr. Norm Sauer’s column, and it is difficult to know where to start in addressing his broad assumptions, seemingly picked out of thin air, or a life secured behind the gates of privilege. Capitalism is an “ism” and it has created more poverty in our country over the past 35 years, exactly because it has become
Published: April 28, 2016
Directors of the Nevada Irrigation District on Wednesday awarded a $3.2 million construction contract for a new water transmission line that will connect the Cascade Shores subdivision with NID’s modern Elizabeth L. George Water Treatment plant on Banner Mountain.The contract was awarded to T&S Construction Co., Inc., which submitted the low quote among three submitted to the district. NID invited
Published: April 28, 2016
The First Tuesday Educational Forum sponsored by the Nevada County Democrats will be featuring nationally recognized author Derek Cressman, whose presentation, “How Big Money Is Destroying Democracy and What We Can Do About it” will address the Citizens United case. The presentation we be at 5:30 p.m. on May 3 at the Peace Lutheran Church, 828 West Main St. in
Published: April 28, 2016
Grass Valley Police DepartmentWednesday8:56 a.m. — A caller from the 100 block of Carriage Lane reported a transient camp in the woods.10:01 a.m. — Several were contacted at Plaza Drive and Brunswick Road. A man had been warned and arrested on suspicion of trespassing six days prior, and was arrested again on trespassing and drug paraphernalia charges. A second man
Published: April 28, 2016
United Way of Nevada County held its 8th Annual “Day of Action” April 22. Despite torrential rain most of the day, walls were painted, rooms were cleaned and organized by volunteers at many Nevada County locations. A diverse group of community members joined in on the day of volunteering. Along with the many adults, Bitney College Prep High School students
Published: April 28, 2016
Off Broadway comes to the Off Center Stage theater at the Center for the Arts in Grass Valley this and next weekend only. Sierra Stages Community Theatre is presenting the acclaimed musical “The Last Five Years” by Jason Robert Brown.The entertaining, but intellectually challenging show features Jonathan Hansard and Tinley Ireland singing in a “plot-crossed” storyline. It depicts the five
Published: April 28, 2016
Just what is a $2,000 dinner with a media celebrity like, anyway?Well, when it’s with Democracy Now! host and author Amy Goodman, the answer can be like hanging with old friends, seeing a different side of a media favorite...or helping make a life-changing decision. Not sure if that exactly comes with dessert, but Goodman has such a devoted progressive following
Published: April 28, 2016
“Because it’s just so much fun.” Sands Hall is explaining, or perhaps rationalizing, why she would take on, once again, the exciting, creative whirlwind of producing the global phenomenon of “The 24 Hour Plays in Nevada City.”“The event is a fantastic community builder, “ says Hall. “It brings talented local actors, writers, and directors together with a live theatre audience,
Published: April 28, 2016
Nevada County’s premier juried craft fair returns to the Miners Foundry Cultural Center in Nevada City from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday.Just in time for those searching for one-of-a-kind gifts for Mother’s Day and graduation, the Nevada City Craft Fair showcases over 60 of the local region’s top Etsy vendors, artisans, designers, do-it-yourself crafters, and features their handcrafted, original and repurposed
Published: April 28, 2016
THURSDAYWhere On Earth — 12 p.m., LeeAnn Brook Fine Art, 300 Spring St., Nevada City. Where On Earth show featuring new large scale sculptural wood bowls by Mike Snegg and new drawings and paintings by LeeAnn Brook. Show runs through May 31. More info: www.leeannbrookfineart.com. Drawing Night in the Gallery — 5:30 p.m., LeeAnn Brook Fine Art, 300 Spring St.,
Published: April 28, 2016
Nevada Union High School Theatrical Dance presents “Dancing Into the Woods,” a dance production inspired by the classic fairytale characters from the musical “Into the Woods.” Audience members of all ages will delight in this playful interpretation of familiar characters like Cinderella, Rapunzel, the Wicked Witch, Jack and the Beanstalk with his tap-dancing cow, Milky White, and of course Little
Published: April 28, 2016

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