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Mace Dekker: Halloween safety tips

October 20, 2016 — Halloween can be a festive and fun time for children and families. But for pets? Let’s face it, it can be a downright nightmare. Forgo the stress and dangers this year by following these tips: 1. Trick-or-treat The candy bowl is for trick-or-treaters, not Scruffy […]

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Cheryl Wicks: ‘A dog is man’s best friend’

October 20, 2016 — We have all heard it said that a dog is man’s best friend. But is it man’s only best friend? With a title of “A dog is a man’s best friend,” this article, you most likely will think, is about dogs. Au contraire, this is […]

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New ‘Pets in hot cars’ legislation signed by governor

October 20, 2016 — On Sept. 23, Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation that allows Californians to smash a car window to rescue an animal trapped in a hot car. AB 797, the “Right to Rescue Act,” was signed into law following a series of pet deaths in overheated automobiles […]

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Joan Merriam: Sick as a — dog?

October 20, 2016 — It first hit California in 2015, after infecting thousands of dogs in the Midwest. While the number of dogs who’ve died from this disease is less than ten percent, those who get it end up being quite ill. Plus, it’s incredibly infectious: virtually every dog […]

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Solo show tonight from Carolina Chocolate Drops co-founder Dom Flemons

October 20, 2016 — Grammy winner and California Chocolate Drops co-founder Dom Flemons brings music from his new solo CD to The Center for the Arts tonight. Dom Flemons is the “American Songster,” pulling from traditions of old-time folk music to create new sounds. Having performed music professionally since […]

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On The Reel: Keeping Up with the Joneses

October 20, 2016 — Keeping Up With the Joneses, Rated PG-13, running time 101 minutes. Starts Friday, Oct. 21 at Sutton Cinemas. A suburban couple becomes embroiled in an international espionage plot when they discover that their seemingly perfect new neighbors are government spies. Starring Zach Galifianakis and Isla […]

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On the Air: New KVMR cookbook an appetizer for fall fundraiser

October 20, 2016 — First of all, it ain’t your mother’s old-fashioned Ladies Club cookbook. And, secondly, it’s both the appetizer and first course, so to speak, of KVMR-FM’s autumn membership drive, which starts Monday on the Nevada City non-commercial community station. That’s when “Eating Radio: 2016” — a […]

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Get swingin’ with the Earles of Newtown at Nevada Theatre Friday

October 20, 2016 — Nevada County’s favorite swingin’ Dixie big band, the Earles of Newtown, bring their old school original jazz/Americana to the historic Nevada Theatre on Friday. Their tight arrangements center around early era Harlem, New Orleans and hot Jazz along with Texas and Western Swing. Now in […]

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50 years of Savoy Brown celebrated at Center for the Arts Saturday

October 20, 2016 — Savoy Brown, featuring British Invasion guitarist Kim Simmonds, will appear at The Center for the Arts in Grass Valley on its 50th Anniversary Non-Stop Tour on Saturday. The band has covered more than 5,000 performances from the Royal Albert Hall to Carnegie Hall to the […]

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Cult classic revival

October 20, 2016 — Fans of Brad, Janet and Dr. Frank-N-Furter will have the chance to do the Time Warp again, just in time to rouse their Halloween spirit. The Nevada Theatre Film Series and Nevada City Live have teamed up to bring “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” to […]

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Keri Brenner: Falling into fall

October 20, 2016 — Fall is such a rich season. It’s the kind of season that, yes, makes one happy to be alive. At least that’s how I feel. As the leaves turn and temps chill, it’s hard to imagine another place the size of Nevada County where you […]

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San Geromino plays Friday at Crazy Horse

October 20, 2016 — Americana Marin County-based roots band San Geronimo 9:30 p.m. Friday at Crazy Horse Saloon, Nevada City. $8. For more info go to http://www.sangeronimomusic.com.

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Calendar

October 20, 2016 — Thursday Art Works Gallery Welcomes Barbara Bitner — 10 a.m., Art Works Gallery, 113 Mill St., Grass Valley. After returning from a six week sojourn to Japan in 2010 with over 3500 photos, Barbara decided to pursue photography and digital art as a primary medium […]

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Family fun offered at Sunday’s Bridgeport Fall Festival

October 20, 2016 — The Bridgeport Fall Festival will be held 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at the South Yuba River State Park, 17660 Pleasant Valley Road, Penn Valley. The free event (parking is $5) includes gold panning, basket weaving, hay rides in a wagon drawn by a […]

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Candelaria appears Saturday at Crazy Horse

October 20, 2016 — Oakland-based Latin music band Candelaria plays 9:30 p.m., Saturday at Crazy Horse Saloon, Nevada City.$8 For more information go to http://candelariamusica.com.

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Alan Stahler: Cooling the tropics, warming the poles

October 19, 2016 — The sun is God’s own campfire. Without the sun, our planet would be cold — hundreds of degrees below zero cold. There can be too much of a good thing, though. The sun is overhead, more or less, in the tropics, and that makes the […]

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Annie Keeling: A necessary no ­— respectful limits show love

October 19, 2016 — Luann is at the store with her 2-year-old. She is on a “hope” shopping trip — hoping that her son will behave. Her toddler wails, “Puuuufffs.” The mom tries to pick him up off the floor and he kicks out in her direction. “Stop it, […]

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Hollie Grimaldi Flores: Tired schools

October 19, 2016 — It’s “fall break” for most area schools. I can tell because just about everyone I know who has children in our school system is on vacation this week or was last seen scrambling for daycare. It’s the kids who are too old for a babysitter […]

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Alan Tangren: You say tangerine, I say mandarin

October 18, 2016 — Dear Alan: Is there a difference between a tangerine and a mandarin orange? Aren’t they both small, orange colored and easily peeled? Forager Alan: You are right about the sometimes confusing names of these fruits. If you are a botanist looking up into the family […]

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Working the land at Nevada County’s historic farms

October 18, 2016 — Jan Blake says the best year of her life was spent interviewing 12 farming and ranching families that can trace their roots to the same dirt their great grandparents worked in the 1800s. Those stories are collected in a documentary, “Working Lands ­— A History […]

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