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The 2006 Street of Dreams at DarkHorse Golf Community will open June 17 and run through July 30. Four custom homes valued between $3.65 million and $4.5 million are built contiguously on DarkHorse Boulevard, with their elevated patios overlooking the 17th tee boxes and fairway towards Lake of the Pines.

The DarkHorse community of 1,046 acres offers homes with dramatic golf course and woodland views. Custom home sites average 1/2 acre to one acre and start at $338,000. Less than 300 homes will be in the community

Show hours 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, last ticket sales at 7p.m.; and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday with last tickets sales at 6 p.m.

Admission is $10 weekdays, and $12 weekends; a $2 discount for seniors, and children under the age of 3 are free.

For more information, call (916) 444-8642


Holdrege & Kull Consulting Engineers & Geologists has been selected as a winner of the 2006 MAP Presidential Award from Management Actions Programs (MAP). In recognition of outstanding management performance, the 10 Presidential Awards are given to both emerging and large companies across the United States.

H&K’s Vital Factor’s Team participated in the MAP management consulting program which advises executives on ways to set and achieve measurable goals and controls, create accountability, and become more efficient managers. Team members include firm principals, remote office managers, and marketing and administrative professionals.

“Receiving the Presidential Award was quite unexpected. We have been working diligently at becoming more efficient as managers and as a company as a whole. We are honored that MAP recognized our hard work and have selected us for the award”, said Tom Holdrege, founding principal, president and CEO of H&K.

H&K was founded in 1993 in the Sierra Nevada foothill town of Nevada City, California. Since that time, H&K has grown from the two founders, Tom Holdrege & Chuck Kull, to more than 70 employees with six Northern California locations.


Performance Learning Systems, Inc., a business in Nevada City since 1986, has closed its California office, marking the end of an era for a company like many in the county that has international recognition yet a low local profile.

PLS provides multiple educational services for teachers and administrators, and state boards of education, including graduate courses, in-service workshops, books, articles, and presentations in the United States, Canada, and Australia.

The doors close on May 31. On June 2, a moving sale will be held at the PLS offices, 124 Olympia Park Rd., Grass Valley.


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