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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
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
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
When traveling, Hilary Emberton knows it’s important to immerse herself in other cultures. That’s how she ended up bungee jumping off a bridge into New Zealand’s Kawarau Gorge, dancing with locals at their family party in Peru and coming so close to a lion in Kenya that she could have reached down and tousled the animal’s mane.“I like to cover
Published: August 26, 2015
The Nevada County community has rallied around the family of 16-year-old Mitch Adams, who was critically injured in a car crash Monday morning and who remains in critical condition. Adams, a Nevada Union High School student and member of the football team, was driving on Bitney Springs near Newtown Road at about 6:45 a.m. Monday when he reportedly made an
Published: August 26, 2015
A little more than five years ago, Courtney Parker was wrapping up her studies at UC Davis, earning a degree in communications. But, like many people in their early 20s, Parker was doubting her choice of study and was uncertain what was next on her life path.“At that time in my life I was in a really pivotal place,” said
Published: August 25, 2015
There are no easy stops on the road to repeating as Sac-Joaquin Section champs for Bear River’s football squad as it looks to have all it can handle right from the get-go with a rigorous slate of games that awaits it on the gridiron.The Bruins’ 2015 schedule packs a powerful punch both in non-league and Pioneer Valley League play. Up
Published: August 25, 2015
Earle “Gunnar” Moore passed away Aug. 21, 2015, in Grass Valley, California. He was 84.Gunnar was born to William N. Moore and Ruth Alida (Strom) Moore on March 25, 1931 in Somerville, Massachusetts. He graduated from Somerville High School and moved to St. Petersburg, Florida in 1949.He entered the Naval Aviation Cadet program in 1952 and was commissioned in 1953
Published: August 25, 2015
The Nevada City Recreation Committee will meet at 9 a.m. Wednesday to discuss the city’s Sugarloaf Mountain master plan.According to city documents, staff and committee members on Wednesday will aim to define what the plan suggested wording will entail in regards to the terms “history” and “preservation.”During a recreation committee meeting last month, committee members denied a request from city
Published: August 25, 2015
The Nevada County Planning Commission is scheduled for two public hearings Thursday afternoon, including a project that proposes to change the General Land Use and Zoning Designation for up to 17 rezone sites to Urban High Density. The Planning Commission will hear a presentation by Tyler Barrington, principal planner, on the project, which according to the meeting agenda will add
Published: August 25, 2015
A single car crash early Tuesday morning resulted in the death of 43-year-old woman in the Nevada City area. According to the California Highway Patrol, Amanda B. Taylor was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident, where her 2007 BMW struck a power pole at approximately 12:38 a.m. Taylor reportedly was westbound on Butterfly Drive, approaching Redwood Place in
Published: August 25, 2015
In the Aug. 8 “Feedback” column, Greg Zeller makes the point that “we … need to look deeper and find the humanity in every person instead of judging people by appearance.” I completely agree. Our “sameness” is far more significant than our differences. The American Anthropological Association (AAA) notes that racial groups differ in only 6 percent of their genes
Published: August 25, 2015
The Union newspaper’s Paint the Town Pink, a ninth annual event that raises money for the Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital Foundation for the advancement of breast cancer care at the local hospital, is set for Oct. 22.Paint the Town Pink, the ultimate “Girls night out,” has raised more than $168,000 since it began in 2006. An envelope inserted in the
Published: August 25, 2015
The Grass Valley City Council will hold a pinning ceremony at 7 p.m. Tuesday night for police officer Todd Scalia.Scalia, a 34-year-old Grass Valley native, previously worked as an officer in Yuba City and will function as a reserve officer with the department. The council previously held a ceremony in April for two other newly pinned officers, but Scalia was
Published: August 25, 2015
“Nicotine Free,” a series of seven smoking cessation classes in a supportive group environment, begins Sept. 2.The classes run from 5:30-7 p.m. at the Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital, Classroom A, Building 3, 155 Glasson Way, Grass Valley.The series, which spans six weeks, is facilitated by JoAnn Chatlien, a health educator. The cost is $60 for the series. Chatlien said the
Published: August 25, 2015
Back in June, the president of the University of California promised on national radio that the UC Board of Regents would vote in its next meeting — in July — on whether to adopt the U.S. State Department’s definition of anti-Semitism.It didn’t happen. There was no vote, no discussion, not even an agenda item.No regent, including Gov. Jerry Brown, Lt.
Published: August 25, 2015
A 16-year-old boy is in critical condition after crashing his Toyota Camry early Monday morning on Bitney Springs Road.The boy, who is not being identified but who is from Nevada City and who attends Nevada Union High School, was driving on Bitney Springs near Newtown Road at an unknown rate of speed at about 6:45 a.m., said California Highway Patrol
Published: August 24, 2015
Local plant ecologist and community college instructor Virginia Moran of Ecological Outreach Services (EOS) is offering a workshop on native plant landscaping.The workshop will focus on proper plant selection/places to purchase native plants and the transition to native plants without a massive tear-out of existing water-demanding landscaping/lawn.The class is being offered through Sierra College Community Education Program and will be
Published: August 25, 2015
The Chicago Park 4-H Club and Chicago Park School PTA are continuing their partnership to host another e-waste fundraiser from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Chicago Park School. Enrollment for the Chicago Park 4-H Club is 4:30 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday at Baskin Robbins in Grass Valley. Youth enrollment is $40 for a whole year of hands-on
Published: August 25, 2015
A praying mantis at Englebright Reservoir.
Published: August 25, 2015
By now you have heard all about the results of the very successful Center for the Arts fundraising event, the third annual Dancing With Our Stars, held over the weekend.As an enthusiastic participant, I can attest that it was thrilling and frightening. My hat is off to all of the organizers and my fellow participants who were part of this
Published: August 25, 2015
A new taqueria is coming to downtown Nevada City. The Nungaray family, the owners of two El Agave Taqueria restaurants, plan to open Mi Pueblo Taqueria in the space formerly occupied by Nevada City Eats at 104 Union Alley in Nevada City in the fall. The target date to have the restaurant open is the last week of September or
Published: August 25, 2015
Published: August 25, 2015
Grass Valley Police DepartmentSunday9:07 a.m. — A caller from the 200 block of Joerschke Drive reported catching two men trying to break into a vehicle, who fled and dropped a syringe and a bag of drugs.9:36 a.m. — A caller reported a man screaming on the Litton Trail. At 7:13 p.m., the caller reported he had returned and was screaming
Published: August 25, 2015
A man arrested after his fiancee and child were injured in a butane honey oil lab explosion took a plea in court Monday in return for a suspended prison sentence and entry into a residential drug treatment program.David Brooks Schwab, 26, pleaded guilty in Nevada County Superior Court to recklessly causing a fire to an inhabited structure, manufacturing butane honey
Published: August 25, 2015
A Nevada County attorney was part of the legal team that recently won a multi-million verdict against a group of insurance companies that tried to deny coverage to a Pennsylvania-based company.A California jury awarded more than $55 million to pipe-joining company Victaulic Co. in its suit accusing three American International Group Inc. units of denying coverage of dozens of suits
Published: August 25, 2015
The sport of pickleball has exploded in popularity within the past five years.In fact, the USA Pickleball Association now estimates there are currently more than 400,000 active pickleball players throughout the United States. And as it turns out, Nevada County is no exception.“The local interest in pickleball is humongous,” said Judie “Tart” Tartaglia, a charter member of the Grass Valley
Published: August 25, 2015
Nationally, about 7 million children are affected by asthma, an incurable chronic condition characterized by coughing, wheezing, and shortness of breath. Left untreated, it can interfere with daily activities and may even lead to medical emergencies.The good news, according to local pediatrician Dr. John Reeder, is that there are many medications that, when used effectively, help children with asthma to
Published: August 25, 2015
Karen Selvester entered into eternal rest Aug. 6 2015. She passed peacefully at home, surrounded by family and loved ones.She was born April 16, 1958, in Oakland Calif. Lovingly adopted by Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Selvester of Grass Valley, she resided there most of her early life, attending Mount Saint Mary’s and Nevada Union High School.Karen is survived by two
Published: August 24, 2015
Coming off a championship-caliber performance in the Sac-Joaquin Section D-V title game against Colfax last year, Bear River senior quarterback Jason Voter is eager to return and pick up right where he left off.There is a lot to think about entering a new season, especially one with such lofty expectations, but it all starts with a long, hard work regimen
Published: August 24, 2015
Alexander Rossi claimed his first victory and fifth podium of the year in an incredible GP2 Series race Sunday in Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium.“It gives us that additional confidence going into Monza and final eight races,” said Rossi, a 23-year-old Nevada City native. “We just need to win more races and keep focused on scoring as many points as possible in the
Published: August 24, 2015
Western Nevada County residents, merchants and officials hosted a special 100th birthday celebration for Jean Cates at noon Monday in downtown Grass Valley.Before embarking on a tour of Grass Valley and her hometown Nevada City, Cates was presented with balloon, flowers, cards and well wishes, along with being treated to a bagpipe performance and being serenaded with songs by the
Published: August 24, 2015
Tuesday is the last day for local voters in the Higgins Fire Protection District to cast their ballots for the district’s Measure V special election.The special district election is being done by mail vote, and ballots were mailed to district voters by the Nevada County Elections Office starting on July 27.In June, the Higgins Fire District won approval from the
Published: August 24, 2015
Friar Tuck’s Restaurant & Bar of Nevada City has received a 2015 Award of Excellence from Wine Spectator magazine.The selection is announced in the August issue of Wine Spectator as part of its 35th annual international awards program.The magazine received submissions from restaurants in all 50 U.S. states and 75 nations and territories around the world.“Wine lovers tend to be
Published: August 24, 2015
Recently I began to wonder if we would have, or could have, won, or even fought, World War II had the Environmental Protection Agency been in existence in 1940.In March 1942, Gen. George S. Patton was ordered to establish an armored training center in the Mojave Desert. Many of our armored forces that fought in North Africa in 1942 and
Published: August 24, 2015
Several weeks ago a doctor wrote a letter to the editor that was very derogatory to the concept of naturopathy. I am a medical doctor and I would like to respond to that letter. Modern “scientific” medicine has not found the cure of one chronic disease in 100 years. They have done very well at crisis medicine and infectious disease,
Published: August 24, 2015
The Directors of Volunteers in Agencies (DOVIA) will present a brown bag lunch training on Sept. 10, entitled “How to Get and Utilize Faith-based Volunteers.” Organizations often face particular issues in the recruitment of faith-based volunteers. Learn how to connect with faith-based organizations. Discover how to align the work of volunteers to the mission of the faith-based organization. The training
Published: August 24, 2015

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