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Needless medical tests not only cost $200B, they can do harm

May 29, 2017 — It's common knowledge in medicine: Doctors routinely order tests on hospital patients that are unnecessary and wasteful. Sutter Health, a giant hospital chain in Northern California, thought it had found a simple solution. The Sacramento-based health system deleted the button physicians used to order daily […]

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INDYCAR: Rossi disappointed in finish, happy for Sato

May 29, 2017 — INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana — Alexander Rossi, last year's rookie Indianapolis 500 winner, put in a solid performance in the 101st running, finishing in seventh place. With a race-winning car, Rossi ran up front most of the day and led 23 of the 200 laps. "The No. […]

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PREP ROUNDUP: Miners, Falcons earn top-10 finishes at Masters

May 29, 2017 — Nevada Union sent four Miners to the Sac-Joaquin Section Masters Meet to compete with the best track and field athletes the section has to offer. Nevada Union sophomore Jai Williams earned fifth place in the high jump, clearing 6-feet, 3-inches. Vista del Lago's Jake Grimsman […]

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ALUMNI NOTEBOOK: Nevada Union grad Dillon Virva wins 50 fly at Mel Zajac International Swim Meet

May 29, 2017 — Dillon Virva (Nevada Union '12) dove in against some of the best swimmers in the world at the 54th annual Mel Zajac International Swim Meet held at the University of British Columbia Aquatic Centre in Vancouver over the weekend. Virva, who swims for King Aquatic […]

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Fallen heroes honored at Memorial Day service

May 29, 2017 — Nevada County residents filled the Grass Valley Veteran's Memorial Building Monday morning for a service honoring those who gave their lives fighting with the U.S. armed forces. Veteran Tom Monroe called it an "honor seeing so many people in front of me who recognize the […]

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Nevada County speech pathologist brings donated hearing devices to elderly Tibetan refugees in India

May 29, 2017 — It was the look on an elderly Tibetan nun's face that would eventually change the course of Cindy Shaw's life. In 2014 the Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital speech pathologist took her first trip to the Indian village of McLeod Ganj, which is known for its […]

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Humpty Dumpty’s Shirley Tellam to retire after six decades of service

May 29, 2017 — For the past 60 years, Shirley Tellam has worked at one place and one place only. But that will come to an end Wednesday, when Tellam will work her final shift serving customers at Humpty Dumpty Kitchen in Grass Valley. The year was 1957 — […]

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Penn Valley photographer honored by Superior Court

May 29, 2017 — Gaylord Z. Spurgeon, of GZS Photography in Penn Valley, has been awarded a Certificate of Appreciation from the Nevada County Superior Court of California by CEO Sean Metroka and Presiding Judge B. Scott Thomsen. Spurgeon was awarded the Certificate for his display of photographic artwork […]

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Nevada City chiropractor sees book earn recognition

May 29, 2017 — A local author's book that takes a comprehensive look at our body's natural intelligence has won two prestigious awards. Nevada City chiropractor John Mayfield's "Body Intelligence: A New Paradigm — Living a Heart-Centered Life in a Mind-Centered World" won second place in both the Northern […]

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Nevada County Police Blotter: Man finds possible human jaw bone next to lake

May 29, 2017 — Nevada County Sheriff's Office Saturday 8:32 a.m. — A caller from the 14000 block of Lime Kiln Road reported three emaciated horses in a pasture by the roadway. 8:52 a.m. — A caller from the 23000 block of Meyer Ravine Road reported a sick squirrel […]

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First Annual Children’s Team Sudoku Tournament in Grass Valley

May 29, 2017 — Seventy-one children on 20 teams from 10 Nevada County elementary schools competed on April 27 the First Annual Children's Team Sudoku Tournament at Scotten Elementary School in Grass Valley.

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Grass Valley schools serving healthy meals; USDA scales back regs

May 29, 2017 — U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced May 1 that the federal government will allow more flexibility in nutrient requirements for school meals. Guidelines on whole grains, sodium and milk were targeted in an effort to give school districts more control over their meal programs. […]

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INDYCAR: Sato holds off Helio to win Indy 500; Rossi finishes 7th

May 28, 2017 — INDIANAPOLIS — At the end of 500 miles around Indianapolis Motor Speedway, it was a former Formula One driver who took the checkered flag. He even drove for Andretti Autosport. It just wasn't Fernando Alonso. Takuma Sato became the first Japanese winner of the Indianapolis […]

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Strawberry Music Festival celebrates its fourth year in Nevada County

May 28, 2017 — As RV's, trailers, Volkswagen buses and cars packed with camping gear streamed into Grass Valley Thursday afternoon for the Strawberry Music Festival, Jodi Barnett, operations manager and spokesperson for Strawberry, was busy making sure everything was set in place behind the scenes to get the […]

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Grass Valley business offers improvements to sound quality for hearing impaired

May 28, 2017 — People who are hearing impaired know all too well that hearing aids are not a cure-all. Despite a $3,000 to $7,000 investment, many people still struggle with ambient or background noise that is often amplified right along with the person they're trying to communicate with. […]

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Honoring Memorial Day in Nevada County

May 28, 2017 — Every Memorial Day weekend since she was a child, Kathy Johnson remembers getting together with family to clean up burial plots and pay respect to their ancestors, the Mulcahys and Balches, whose gravesites reside in St. Patrick's Catholic Cemetery, and span of four Grass Valley […]

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Retired & Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP)

May 28, 2017 — Whether you're interested in using your current skills or learning a new one, RSVP has over a hundred volunteer opportunities that span education, public service, working with seniors and children, and many more. If you are interested in any of the positions, email us at […]

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Sierra roadwork schedule: May 29-June 3

May 28, 2017 — LONG-TERM PROJECTS Interstate 80 (Placer County) from Long Ravine underpass to .2 miles east of Magra Road overcrossing: Roadwork begins for the 2.5 year, $50.6 million project to construct @ 3 miles of additional 'truck climbing lane' and other improvements to primarily eastbound I-80 east […]

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Know your nonprofit: Nevada County Historical Society

May 28, 2017 — Know Your Nonprofit is a weekly Q&A feature with western Nevada County nonprofit organizations. What is your mission statement? The Nevada County Historical Society is a cultural and educational organization that collects, preserves, interprets and disseminates knowledge about the history of Nevada County and the […]

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Animal Place hosts Farmed Animal Conference

May 28, 2017 — The Farmed Animal Conference is set to return to Animal Place's Grass Valley sanctuary Friday through Sunday. The two-day event will feature workshops and educational presentations, along with hands-on experience with the sanctuary's animal residents. More than 20 experts from a variety of backgrounds and […]

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