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Published: March 16, 2013
Grass Valley Police Department Thursday 10:53 a.m. — A caller on the 100 block of Hughes Road reported a male subject threatening him with a knife. 11:22 a.m. — A caller on Primrose Lane reported a burglary. 2:04 p.m. — A caller on the 100 block of East Main Street reported a woman banging her head on the outside window of a
Published: March 16, 2013
A disabled ­Alta Sierra veteran was sentenced to 90 days in jail and three years probation after pleading no contest to assault with a deadly weapon. Nicholas Joseph Severin, 36, was arrested after allegedly throwing knives at his son, then baiting law enforcement officers to shoot him in an April 2012 incident. Severin’s 17-year-old stepson had called 911 to report
Published: March 15, 2013
Acknowledging the contributions to the North Star Chapter of DeMolay International to the community, Nevada City Mayor Duane Strawser issued a proclamation Wednesday recognizing March as DeMolay Month in Nevada City. With more than 1,000 chapters worldwide, DeMolay is an organization dedicated to preparing young men by developing the civic awareness, personal responsibility and leadership skills. In the proclamation, Strawser
Published: March 15, 2013
A young mother and her 3-year-old son were killed in a traffic accident near the intersection of Highway 174 and You Bet Road at around 9 a.m. Tuesday. Janelle Dieteren, 25, of Grass Valley, was killed along with her son, Anthony Sigala, who had recently celebrated a birthday, said California Highway Patrol Officer Justin Barnthouse. “I lost my daughter and
Published: March 13, 2013
Nevada Joint Union High School District board trustees terminated the contract of Superintendent Marianne Cartan Wednesday night, a decision approved by a 3-2 vote and is effective immediately, said NJUHSD Board President Katy Schwarz. “The board voted to terminate the superintendent’s contract without cause,” Schwarz said this morning. “I’m not at liberty to speak to the rationale, because this is
Published: March 14, 2013
Photo for The Union by Walter Ford Hunter Phillips Forest Lake Christian baseball Forest Lake Christian’s Hunter Phillips pitched seven strong innings Thursday, allowing just one earned run and striking out seven in the Falcons 9-2 victory over Foresthill. The senior also went 2-for-4 from the plate with a double, a triple, two runs scored and two RBIs.
Published: March 15, 2013
Former Nevada Union running back and 2009 assistant coach Tim Trokey has been named the new head football coach at Foothill High School in Sacramento. “(Trokey) demonstrated he was the best candidate for the job and that he has the ability to get us back to where we want to be as a program,” Foothill Athletic Director William Lum said.
Published: March 15, 2013
The Nevada Union baseball team improved to 4-1 in non-league competition Friday with a 3-0 victory over the Yuba City Honkers. The Miners got a stellar outing on the mound from senior Ryan McCarthy. The 6-foot, 3-inch righty threw six innings, striking out five. walking one and allowing six hits. The win puts McCarthy at 2-0 this season in three
Published: March 15, 2013
Lilly is a female senior calico kitty. She is a great companion — very quiet. She loves lap time. You can adopt Lilly at Sammie’s Friends Animal Shelter on 14647 McCourtney Road in Grass Valley at 530-471-5041. For more pet adoptions, contact: • AnimalSave, 530-271-7071 or http://animalsave.org. • Grass Valley Animal Shelter on Freeman Lane in Grass Valley, 530-477-4630. •
Published: March 15, 2013
On Tuesday, Feb. 19, the students of Nevada Union High School were released at 11:40 a.m. due to the worsening weather conditions. Though the intention was to avoid any accidents, there were still a few unfortunate cars that ended up hitting other cars and were ultimately stuck on the side of the road. Both students of Nevada Union, my brother
Published: March 15, 2013
This ode I wrote is to honor and pay tribute to the loss of a treasured friend, the Trolley Junction Restaurant. On the day it closed, Feb. 28, I was unable to enjoy one parting meal and attend the final farewell to a place that has been so close to my heart. Therefore, I felt compelled to honor this special
Published: March 15, 2013
If nothing else, you have to give PG&E some credit for their chutzpah in trying to fool Californians and elected officials into believing that the utility giant really does support rooftop solar, while simultaneously doing their level best to kill efforts by schools, local governments and homeowners to tap the power of the sun. In a recent San Jose Mercury
Published: March 15, 2013
Pink is a happy color. It speaks of spring, valentines and little baby girls. If you are “in the pink,” you’re doing great. But pink has an ominous meaning in the spring for teachers. It’s the Ides of March. Teachers are getting their first round of pink devastation this week. Traditionally March 15 is the first date to find out
Published: March 15, 2013
Smith Vineyard, Tasting Room, and Gallery is currently exhibiting an installation of new paintings by Margie Miller from Feb. 27 until April 27. The exhibit, “Hallelujah Junction and Other Paintings,” depicts large format scenes in acrylic and water media from areas east of the Sierra Nevada and northern Nevada. “Over the years I have come to appreciate the often grey,
Published: March 15, 2013
The Simple Truth Church will present a free screening of “Veggie Tales: The Little House that Stood” free Sunday morning at Sierra Cinemas. The cartoon movie uses “the parable of the wise and foolish builders” is a lesson for children of all ages about making good choices. The film begins at 10 a.m. at Sierra Cinemas, 840 E. Main St.
Published: March 15, 2013
Docent lead wildflower walks at the South Yuba River State Park begin at 11 a.m. today and continue through May 19. Every weekend the park docents provide these guided walks. This is a spectacular show of wildflowers. The wildflowers are a rainbow of golden poppies, purple lupine and white daisies. This is one of the best wildflowers shows in Northern
Published: March 15, 2013
I love the sensation of waking up and feeling it, hearing it. I know even before I look outside – it has snowed! It’s silent, but it is more than that. A muffler has been thrown over everything, and it seems as if the world has stopped moving, stopped breathing. It is a magical pause, I hear no air currents,
Published: March 15, 2013
The county is experiencing an increase in activity levels in the Building Department, according to the weekly memo released by County Executive Officer Rick Haffey. Since Jan. 1, the department has received applications for 10 new single-family houses. In addition to the houses, the department received applications for five model homes to be constructed in the Cascade Crossing (previously known
Published: March 15, 2013
Keith Grueneberg, chairman of the Nevada County Consolidated Fire District Board of Directors, has resigned as the district’s chair for personal reasons effective immediately, according to a Friday news release. Grueneberg has been at the center of a swirl of controversy since ascending to the position of chair in 2013. Recently, Grueneberg caught some heat for circulating a potentially offensive
Published: March 15, 2013
The South Yuba River Citizens League (SYRCL) has taken on some tough challenges in its 30 year history. We saved the Yuba from dams and won statewide Wild and Scenic Status for the South Yuba River. Last year, we rallied the community to prevent the closure of the South Yuba River State Park. And every year, we recruit hundreds of
Published: March 15, 2013
At any one time, there are 100 or so children who are under the jurisdiction of our local court, 100 or so whose foundations have crumbled and whose innocence is gone. In foster homes, in group homes, with grandparents, they have all lost their moms and dads to some combination of addiction, mental health crises, poverty, violence, homelessness or incarceration.
Published: March 15, 2013
Photo submitted by Elany Prusa Elany Prusa captured an explosion of pink in Penn Valley Thursday.
Published: March 15, 2013
Prof. Tome Meyer of Wordsower Ministries has memorized over 10 complete books of the Bible and speaks them from memory all across the country. Meyer, educated in Jerusalem learned the ancient art of memorization from Jewish Rabbi’s and Christian Monks. Meyer has now brought his skills to the United States and currently teaches a class on Bible memorization in Redding
Published: March 15, 2013
Don’t forget to file your income tax return! AARP offers free help with the preparation of 2012 Federal and State income tax returns. The service is available to people of all ages with middle and low income, with special attention to those 60 and older. The program is staffed by local volunteers who are IRS-trained and certified. Appointments (be prepared
Published: March 15, 2013
Congregation B’nai Harim at the Nevada County Jewish Community Center (NCJCC) is hosting a special kosher-style, gourmet catered Passover Seder at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, March 26 at the Elks Lodge in Nevada City. The deadline for reservations is March 17. Catering is by Christine Cain who was featured in an article in The Union last year. A delicious vegetarian
Published: March 15, 2013
Daniel Lucas Colondres was sentenced Friday to 15 years and six months for the attempted murder of Taylor George and attempted voluntary manslaughter of Shanti Reynolds. Colondres, 25 at the time, had been stalking Reynolds for a period of time before he broke into her residence in the gated Lake Wildwood community Aug. 20, 2011. He slashed Reynolds and George,
Published: March 15, 2013
I have lived in the Grass Valley area for some 40-odd years. When the Dorsey Drive “interchange” subject first came up, (30 years ago?) the whole purpose was to allow emergency vehicles quick access to the hospital. I think that’s still a valid concern. I don’t understand why we are considering an elaborate interchange when simple off-ramps from both directions
Published: March 15, 2013
Judi Caler’s Other Voices column crystallizes a major problem in the U.S. today. Of course the public should be forever vigilant against the potential for tyranny, but Ms. Caler’s beliefs go way beyond. Sandy Hook wasn’t an advocacy opportunity; it shocked the public mind and raised the question: What can we do to reduce the likelihood that it will happen
Published: March 15, 2013
Sammie’s Friends wants to thank the ASPCA for its generous grant to help pay for the hay and medical care of horses in the community. It is through grants and donations like these that we are able to help the equines of Nevada County. Michelle McKenzie Sammie’s Friends Animal Shelter
Published: March 15, 2013
The Nevada County PARTNERS Family Resource Centers would like to thank both Starbucks and the Grass Valley community, for their wonderful contribution of books, donated to increase literacy among children in Nevada County. Thank you very much for all of the wonderful books you donated. We will be putting them to good use at our Family Resource Centers, located at
Published: March 15, 2013
This is to praise the Brunswick Village Assisted Living Community for donating its gracious conference room for the use of the NAMI Nevada County monthly board meetings. This is our local affiliate of NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, which provides support groups, education classes and advocacy for people living with severe brain disorders and their families or friends.
Published: March 15, 2013
Memorial Services for Ann E. Lewis, the mother of Betty Jane Comegys, will take place at 2 p.m. March 23, 2013, at Emmanuel Episcopal Church, 235 S. Church St., in Grass Valley. All friends and family are welcome to attend.
Published: March 15, 2013
Arthur Keith Cook passed away peacefully at home in Vista, Calif., Jan. 12, 2013, following a brief illness. He was 92. A memorial service is scheduled at 11 a.m. Monday, March 18, 2013, at the Nevada City Elks Lodge, 518 Highway 49, Nevada City, Calif. Keith was born Jan. 18, 1920, in Jerseyville, Ill., to Rolland and Naomi Cook. His
Published: March 15, 2013
Nevada County Historical Society Join us for our Speaker Night presentation on Thursday March 21, when Carolyn Jones-Rogers, our Historical Society’s vice-president, will show photographs of her great-uncle’s 1914 horse-drawn wagon trip from Grass Valley to Lake Tahoe by way of Henness Pass. Carolyn will begin by providing some background information on her relative, Leonard Body. In the album titled
Published: March 15, 2013
The smell of burning incense, the sound of distant chanting and the soft glow of the warm lights activate your senses as you step onto the rock-covered ground of a shop that is nearly nothing but rocks, gems and minerals. But it is not the visage of an eerie shopkeeper — like something out of an ’80s horror movie —
Published: March 15, 2013
Repeated shoplifting attempts at Kmart landed two suspects in jail Wednesday, according to Grass Valley Police Sgt. Steve Johnson. In the first incident, officers were dispatched to the store at about 4:15 p.m. for a shoplifting in progress. According to the store’s loss prevention officer, the suspect was still in the store when officers arrived. Anthony David Vignau, 38, was
Published: March 14, 2013
Registration is open for foreign car and motorcycle enthusiasts to enter in the third annual Nevada City Foreign Car Show, which takes place in June. The car show is a collaborative effort between the Sierra Sports Car Group, United Way of Nevada County and the Nevada City Chamber of Commerce, which announced the open registration jointly Thursday. Entry will be limited
Published: March 9, 2013
A Nevada City man was arrested after allegedly being caught in the act of snatching a purse by his victim. A woman was outside her place of employment in the Glenbrook Basin on a smoke break at about 5:20 p.m. Wednesday when she saw a man come out the back door carrying her purse under his arm, said Grass Valley
Published: March 14, 2013
A few months shy of its 30-year anniversary, Nevada County’s Indian Springs Winery announced its imminent closure as its owners prepare for retirement. “It’s great news for us,” said co-owner Julie Holmes. “We aren’t getting any younger, and we’re ready to retire.” Sprouted in 1983 by Dennis Ball on 112 acres, Indian Springs Vineyards and Winery garnered contracts with several
Published: March 14, 2013
The Nevada Union golf team opened Sierra Foothill League play on the right foot Thursday, taking down Rocklin 194-204. The Miners were led by Logan Lowe and Bert Heinzelman, both shooting a 35. Derek Frank was next for NU with a 38, Andrew Puleo was fourth for the Miners with 41 and Brad Carrion rounded things out with a 45.
Published: March 15, 2013
The Forest Lake Christian baseball team used clutch hitting and solid pitching Thursday to earn its first win of the season, topping Foresthill, 9-2, at home. The Wildfires opened the contest with a first-inning two-run dinger by Aaron Arnett to grab the early edge, but FLC pitcher Hunter Phillips soon settled down and didn’t allow another run all game. Phillips
Published: March 15, 2013
With the prep basketball season now concluded in Nevada County it is time to acknowledge the standouts that made it such an exciting hoop season. The all-league selections came out this week and Nevada County boasts 22 members from six teams. The Nevada Union and Bear River girls basketball teams each had five girls honored, the Forest Lake Christian girls
Published: March 15, 2013
The tone was contentious at a felony conference for Gold Country Lenders CEO Philip Lester and CFO Susan Laferte Thursday afternoon, although neither defendant was present in Nevada County Superior Court. Approximately 20 of the duo’s alleged victims were present, however. Laferte and Lester were indicted in mid-January by a criminal grand jury for allegedly defrauding investors of millions of
Published: March 14, 2013
A man was arrested in connection with a stolen boat motor after a Grass Valley Police officer pulled him over before dawn Monday. An officer on patrol on East Main Street near Dorsey Drive initially spotted three people walking into a parking lot at about 3:50 a.m., said Sgt. Steve Johnson. The officer turned around to investigate but could not
Published: March 14, 2013
AnimalSave rescued hundreds of kittens last year. We rescued hundreds of kittens the year before and the 12 years before that. For every kitten brought to us, an untold number suffer and die in the wild from disease, predators and starvation or are surrendered to animal shelters, if there is space available. Many of these kittens do not find homes. By
Published: March 14, 2013
County court files appeal in Gallup case The Nevada County Superior Court has filed an appeal of a jury verdict in a case involving former Family Court mediator Emily Gallup. In October 2012, a Sacramento County jury found in Gallup’s favor in all aspects of her whistle-blowing lawsuit, awarding her $313,206 in damages. Gallup was represented by M. Catherine Jones
Published: March 14, 2013
Motorists are reminded not to rely on luck when it comes to avoiding an arrest for driving under the influence this St. Patrick’s Day. The California Highway Patrol is encouraging celebrants to plan a safe way home and designate a nondrinking driver before the festivities begin. Last year on St. Patrick’s Day, the CHP made more than 300 arrests statewide
Published: March 14, 2013
Grass Valley Police Department Wednesday 10:46 a.m. — A caller from the 600 block of Le Duc Street reported possible stolen jewelry and a person using drugs. 11:30 a.m. — A woman from the 100 block of West Berryhill Drive reported a man slapped her, held her against her will and poured beer on her head. He was arrested on
Published: March 14, 2013
KVMR’s popular series, “Cannabis Crusades,” returns today with a new episode airing at noon. Attorney Jeff Lake will be the guest for the entire hour and, in a departure from the show’s normal format, will take questions from the listening audience. Nevada County’s cultivation ordinance will be the primary topic of the day. Lake represents Americans for Safe Access Nevada
Published: March 14, 2013
It matters not whether one votes Democratic or Republican these days, since both parties have been bought and paid for by corporate interests. Either way you vote, you vote for your own oppression. Our representatives scream about our massive debt as they prepare to cut Social Security and other social programs but give massive subsidies and tax breaks to corporations
Published: March 14, 2013
“The authorized seizure of property.” That’s what the morons in Congress are doing; seizing $85 billion of our property in the form of federal help to a variety of agencies; all in the name of making “spending cuts.” And that in light of the biggest federal spending binge in the history of the world in the form of the two
Published: March 14, 2013
The Feb. 17 edition featured the crimes of Elizabeth Monk, an accomplished con artist who had been in Nevada County Jail, but was given a one-day pass. She did not return to jail as she had promised. What a surprise! She conned a judge and the D.A. just as she had her victims in three separate crimes. Who could have
Published: March 14, 2013
Suction-dredging season should be reopened in the state of California. Some environmentalists say that suction dredging kills spawning fish and their habitat. Fish swim up streams and rivers every year to lay eggs to reproduce. When people say that we suck up the eggs and harm the fish or their habitat they are wrong, dredge season is not even open
Published: March 14, 2013
The White House, the “House of the People,” has been closed ... in spite, I think! “I’ll show you who is in charge and I have the power to forbid entrance.” Why are “the folks” not incensed that the “House of the People” has been kept open since the early days of our republic for all Americans, and now it
Published: March 14, 2013
Nevada City Parks & Recreation is working with Play-Well TEKnologies to offer a camp during spring break, March 25 through 29. Play-Well TEKnologies provides programs designed to introduce principles and methods of engineering, architecture, and science to kids ages 5 and up utilizing kits containing tens of thousands of LEGO®. The force is strong in these classes. Young Jedi will
Published: March 14, 2013
Lunch at the Crossroads will treat the community to a free lunch today at the Grass Valley United Methodist Church, 236 S. Church St. in Grass Valley. Doors open at 11:45 a.m. and the program concludes at 1 p.m. Guest are also invited to help themselves to free groceries and gently-used clothing. This month our chef’s will prepare oven fried
Published: March 14, 2013
Nevada City United Methodist Church At our church at the top of Broad St. regular services will be held this Sunday, with a traditional worship at 9 and contemporary worship at 10:30 a.m. Junior and senior high bible study meets at 10 a.m.. Join us for coffee and fellowship in Fellowship Hall following both services. During the week: Bible study
Published: March 14, 2013
There will be a memorial to celebrate Annette’s life and ongoing legacy for all those lives she touched March 16, 2013, at the Nevada City Elks Lodge, 518 Highway 49, Nevada City, Calif., starting at 2:30 p.m. If you plan to attend, please contact her daughter, Lani, at aidasings@yahoo.com.
Published: March 14, 2013
Arthur Keith Cook passed away peacefully at home in Vista, Calif., Jan. 12, 2013, following a brief illness. He was 92. A memorial service is scheduled at 11 a.m. Monday, March 18, 2013, at the Nevada City Elks Lodge, 518 Highway 49, Nevada City, Calif. Keith was born Jan. 18, 1920, in Jerseyville, Ill., to Rolland and Naomi Cook. His
Published: March 14, 2013
Roadrunners of Nevada County Trips not listed are full. April 16 and 23: Tulips at Ananda. You have never seen tulips like this! More than 10,000 tulips in every color and shape imaginable in a stunning natural setting. It is a sight you will never forget and will want to go back to year after year. Lunch included. 9:30 Park
Published: March 14, 2013
Local members of Therapy Dogs Inc. want their day in court. They want traumatized victims and witnesses of violent crimes to have a comforting dog present when they testify under the stress of cross-examination, explained Diane Mancinelli of Nevada City. A year ago, “We took our dogs to court and introduced them to the judges,” said Ann Rubenstein of Chicago
Published: March 14, 2013
Be careful what your dog or cat is playing with. Sometimes they will eat it. Many times they ingest things that get caught in their intestinal tract and you don’t necessarily know it. If this obstruction does not pass or get removed surgically, you will have a dead pet. Some signs that something is wrong are vomiting and diarrhea and
Published: March 14, 2013
Dear Paisley: When I got to AnimalSave this morning, there was catnip all over the room, the phone lines were flashing, the blinds askew and cats in the closet. What is catnip and how does it work? — An AnimalSlave Dear Cat Slave: “Catnip” is the common name for a perennial herb of the mint family. It is native to
Published: March 14, 2013
Thursday marked an early start to fire season. A 4-acre vegetation fire, allegedly started by a Nevada County homeless man, broke out near the intersection of North Bloomfield and Rock Creek roads, outside of Nevada City. The fire was reported at 7 a.m. Thursday but had likely been burning all night, as many residents in the area reported the smell
Published: March 14, 2013
Why do I need to keep my pet on heartworm preventative year-round? Heartworm is transmitted through mosquito bites and transmission happens year-round as a result. Giving the medication seasonally is like playing Russian roulette, odds are not on your side long-term. Should I brush my pet’s teeth? The short answer to this question is yes, you should brush your pets
Published: March 14, 2013
Emmy Award-winning comedian Dana Carvey — known for his “Saturday Night Live” characters the Church Lady and Garth of “Wayne’s World” — performs at 8 p.m. Friday in Grass Valley. The Center for the Arts brings Carvey to the Veterans Memorial Building for an evening of stand-up comedy with Larry “Bubbles” Brown opening. It’s one of a sequence of comedy
Published: March 14, 2013
The Old 5Mile House will celebrate St. Patrick’s day with music by the acclaimed Celtic and American folk music trio 1000 Years at Sea, featuring Issac James on percussion and Colin Cotter and Ethan Lewis on voice, fiddle and guitar. Though their roots are local, the band has toured extensively throughout Northern California and beyond. Both Cotter and Lewis have
Published: March 14, 2013
The crystal nugget amid any discussion of whether global climate change is happening is this: Do you know that most of the glaciers on this planet are severely retreating and that many are disappearing entirely? If you check out the facts of what’s happening to the world’s glaciers, you might say, “Yikes, we have got to do something about what
Published: March 14, 2013
Sierra Starr will host its annual Easter Pairing from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday at its downtown Grass Valley tasting room. Sierra Starr’s award winning wines will be paired with ham, quiche and cheese. Their line of sparkling wines will also be paired with sweet treats. The Sierra Starr tasting room is located at 124 W. Main St. For more
Published: March 14, 2013
World-class pianist Ang Li keeps a busy schedule. Last week, she was playing with the Bari Ico Orchestra in Italy. Next week she’ll give performances in Manila, Seoul, then on to British Columbia. But being ranked among the top 30 pianists in the world (by the 2009 Cliburn Competition) has that kind of effect on a performer’s schedule. This Sunday,
Published: March 14, 2013
Artist Kerstin Ronsiek is currently showing her oil paintings at Szabo Vineyards Tasting Room. She calls this show “Several Periods Back.” In an effort to master painting with oils, Ronsiek has through the years played with different ways of using that medium. Occasionally she uses accidents as advantages, making the process more fun and explorative. On display at Szabo Vineyards
Published: March 14, 2013
“Musician Paintings” by Terrie Rockwell will be on display at the South Pine Cafe in Grass Valley from March 1 through April 15. These paintings are a result of thousands of thumbnail sketches that Rockwell did of the vibrant music scene in Nevada County and other Northern California locations. Rockwell was recently Artist in Residence at The Arts Building in
Published: March 14, 2013
Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with a full-throttle evening of rock music care of Floater, Lonely Kings, Dr. Luna and Downshift. Portland, Ore., band Floater headlines Sunday’s festivities. The trio is known as much for its pulsating hard rock as it is for its legion of dedicated and zealous fans. Over the course of eight albums, Floater has expanded upon its
Published: March 14, 2013
As KVMR’s Volunteer Coordinator, Edy Cassell is in a constant state of hustle as she organizes hundreds of volunteers for dozens of radio activities, such as scheduling phone answers for the Nevada City noncommercial station’s on-air membership drive next month. Sure, that takes passion and commitment, something she also joyously brings to her hip-hop radio show, “Road Dog Radio,” heard
Published: March 14, 2013
Keith Greeninger returns to Auburn along with the City Folk trio featuring Greeninger, Kimball Hurd and Roger Feuer at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the State Theatre in Auburn. Tickets are $20. With his deep, textured voice and engaging songwriting, nothing more than a guitar in hand and a song with a story to tell, Greeninger has proven his ability to
Published: March 14, 2013
Grammy Award winners David Holt, Bryan Sutton and T. Michael Coleman will bring their shared love of North Carolina mountain music to the Grass Valley stage. Inspired by the late American folk icon, Doc Watson, the three musicians will perform a tribute concert presented by Center for the Arts at 8 p.m. Saturday. Over the years, all three musicians have
Published: March 14, 2013
The Unitarian Universalist Community of the Mountain will host its almost-annual St. Paddy’s Ceili: An Evening of Celtic Music and Dance from 5 to 10 p.m. Saturday. The event features live Celtic music from Three Times Through, Dangerous Curves, Olivia Ross, Tom Wernigg, Bill Nolan with Scones and Jam and dancers from the Desmond School of Irish Dance. There will
Published: March 14, 2013
The Nevada County Poetry Series will present poets Marilyn Souza and Chris Harbour at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. “Souza and Harbour are two of our own — in the forefront of a new generation of Northern California poets and writers who are pushing the literary world forward,” said Bill Gainer of the Nevada County Poetry Series. “They are big talents stepping
Published: March 14, 2013
The Center for the Arts will offer workshops designed to educate people on how theater works. This year the nonprofit arts organization will offer two writing/producing/performing workshops for the mature set. These workshops are presented by Scott Ewing — artistic director of Quest Theaterworks. Ewing has been creating professional theater since his work with the Reduced Shakespeare Company beginning in
Published: March 14, 2013
As a senior in high school, I had the opportunity to travel with my theater class to London for a whirlwind tour of the city, its vibrant theatrical scene and a visit to Stratford-upon-Avon. While visiting the birthplace of Shakespeare, we took in a production of “Midsummer Night’s Dream.” Although the language and accents were a lot to take in
Published: March 14, 2013
Artist Bob Libutti will be at a reception for his latest exhibit from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday at the South Pine Street Café in Nevada City. The show features 27 colorful oil paintings by Libutti. It has been up since March 1 and will continue until April 15. South Pines Café is located at 110 S. Pine St.
Published: March 14, 2013
Artist Betsy Lombard will be at an artist reception from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Clavey Vineyards Tasting Room in Nevada City. Her exhibit of oil paintings is on display from March 7 to April 3 at the tasting room, located at 232 Commercial St. The reception will also feature the music of Paul Emery and Eli Rush. For
Published: March 14, 2013
Elixart Fine Art Gallery and Tea Bar will present “Music and Drinks with Friends” from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at 408 Broad St., Suite 8, in the New York Hotel in downtown Nevada City. Featured musicians include Dallas Guier at 6 p.m., Chuck Richards of Poverty Hollow 7 p.m. and Mafu Williams 8 p.m. Seating is limited so arrive
Published: March 14, 2013
This Saturday at Grass Valley’s Del Oro Theatre Sierra Theaters presents Zadonai’s “Francesca da Rimini” as the latest offering of The Met Opera Live in HD. Something exciting for opera fans: a new work! Yes, from 1914! OK, not new, but the likelihood of any of us having seen this is, well, slim. Depicting an episode in Dante’s Inferno, Riccardo
Published: March 14, 2013
Grass Valley Police Department Tuesday 10:27 a.m. — A caller from the 200 block of Sutton Way reported an assault. A man reportedly threw a rock at a juvenile victim and then tried to leave the scene. He allegedly said there had been an argument over a lost knife and was arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon.
Published: March 13, 2013
Many of the water pipes running through Nevada City’s soil to its homes and businesses are poised for a much-needed upgrade. At Wednesday’s Nevada City Council meeting, city administrators reviewed a nearly $3.2 million grant for water system improvements, of which the city will receive more than $1.3 million and the rest would go to Washington and Placer County. “It
Published: March 13, 2013
The Nevada Union girls soccer team fell on the road to Colfax Wednesday, 2-1, losing on a direct kick in the final minutes. The Lady Miners found themselves in the defending half for most of the first period. Colfax’s offensive pressure eventually poked a hole in the NU defense as the Falcons netted the first goal of the game. The
Published: March 14, 2013
Multiple errors and an inability get hits in the clutch hurt Bear River’s baseball team Wednesday as the Bruins dropped their Pioneer Valley League opener to Lincoln, 11-5. Bear River (1-6, 0-1 PVL) tallied 11 hits on its home turf, including a mammoth home run over the center field fence by senior Travis Anderson, but five errors and six unearned
Published: March 14, 2013
With two impressive wins in weekend action, the Gold Country Stampede rose to the top of the Northern California Junior Lacrosse Association North Division with a perfect 3-0 record. On Saturday, the Stampede’s varsity squad hosted the Sierra Foothill Eagles at Nevada Union’s Hooper Stadium in their second league game of the year. Although visiting teams usually love to play
Published: March 14, 2013
The seventh annual Shoot for Christian 3-on-3 basketball tournament will tip off at 9 a.m. this Saturday at Nevada Union’s Albert Ali Gymnasium. The tournament boasts 36 teams in four different age groups, all competing in honor of Christian Craig who lost his life in an automobile accident in 2006. The tournament will run until 6 p.m. or a winner
Published: March 14, 2013
One of the great things about this amazing game is the change of scenery. Sure, it’s comfortable to play in a place you call home, get the starting time you want and engage in a friendly wager with your favorite collection of bandits. Yet, our game affords nearly countless opportunities to get on the road (or in the air) and
Published: March 14, 2013
A 3-2 vote by the Pleasant Ridge School District board of trustees will result in the layoff of eight full-time employees, one of which is Anne Vaaler, the choral music director at Magnolia Intermediate School. “It’s going to be restructured with one less teacher,” Pleasant Ridge Superintendent Britta Skavdahl said of the music program, saying the layoffs are necessary because
Published: March 13, 2013
I’m writing to thank all the right-wingers who have recently contributed their thoughts in the letters to the editor and the Other Voices columns. Your bigotry, regurgitated Fox News fabrications, and typical Republican lies and rhetoric are sure to keep the rest of us (the majority, you know) energized and willing to participate in the work of protecting democracy, freedom,
Published: March 13, 2013
Sequester of spending cuts goes into effect followed the next day by stock market rising off the charts and breaking records. Clearly the engine of free enterprise gives this nation its growth, which is good for the wealthy, middle class and poor. This goes on as the Executive Branch and Legislative Branch have a dinner toasting each other and playing
Published: March 13, 2013
Great article on our friend Spencer McClay by Christopher Rosacker (Feb. 23)! I and many others have “rubbed shoulders” with Spence at St. Pats over the years. He is a fellow parishioner who charitably shares his dedication and ebullient personality as a cook, server, acolyte, dishwasher (as I am), and faithful “Sir Knight.” We know Spence as a man of
Published: March 13, 2013
Nevada Union High School choir students are taking their voices overseas to the Baltic States March 22 to April 1 to perform abroad with other international choir groups. The trip is part of a tradition that has students travel to Europe every two years; this is the first year the group will visit Finland, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. “We’ve never
Published: March 13, 2013
The Nevada Irrigation District is planning an emergency repair project after leaks were detected in a large 90-year-old pipeline that runs through a tunnel beneath the rockfill dam at Bowman Reservoir. In a Wednesday report to the NID Board of Directors, General Manager Rem Scherzinger said the district is moving forward with plans to reactivate a bypass to supply water
Published: March 13, 2013
Join the only veganic Community Supported Agriculture program in Nevada County. The proceeds will directly benefit the farmed animals at Animal Place. “At Animal Place, we honor the animal residents and nonhumans everywhere by not using their bodies and excrement to grow food. Our growing practices are 100 percent plant-based, organic and compassionate,” according to the organization’s CSA website. The
Published: March 13, 2013
Nevada County Historical Society Join us for our Speaker Night presentation on Thursday March 21, when Carolyn Jones-Rogers, our Historical Society’s vice-president, will show photographs of her great-uncle’s 1914 horse-drawn wagon trip from Grass Valley to Lake Tahoe by way of Henness Pass. Carolyn will begin by providing some background information on her relative, Leonard Body. In the album titled
Published: March 13, 2013

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