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California Land Title Co. of Nevada County is celebrating its 35th anniversary of serving the title insurance and escrow needs of the local real estate industry.

The company opened in Grass Valley in 1972 and has expanded to three locations. The main title and escrow office is at 464 Brunswick Road, with escrow branches in downtown Grass Valley and Truckee.


Citizens Bank of Northern California has hired Julie Frenzel as vice president and relationship officer for its Penn Valley branch.

“A consummate professional, Julie joins Citizens Bank after many years as a community banker with Placer Sierra Bank in Alta Sierra and Penn Valley,” said Judy Hess, president and CEO.

Frenzel serves on the board of directors for the Penn Valley Chamber of Commerce and was past director for the South Nevada County Chamber of Commerce. She lives in Nevada City with her husband.

Founded in February 1995, Citizens Bank, headquartered in Nevada City, became a wholly owned subsidiary of the company in 2003. The Bank has seven branches in Nevada City, Grass Valley, Penn Valley, Lake of the Pines, Truckee and Auburn.


Highgate Retirement Village in Grass Valley has partnered with longtime local businessman and seniors advocate Dennis Sisley.

“Dennis has accepted the position of community manager,” Vice President of Operations Ken Wahnschaffe said. He cited Sisley’s five years of experience as community relations manager and administrator of two other local facilities.

Sisley and his family have owned and operated local businesses for 30 years. He is the host of “A Senior Moment,” a weekly radio program about issues concerning older adults that airs at 12:30 p.m. Wednesdays on KNCO.

Highgate Retirement Village, at 415 Sierra College Boulevard, has shifted its focus to seniors dealing with memory loss. Programs include aroma and spa therapy, exercise, massage, nutrition, hydration and fall-safely programs to allow seniors with cognitive impairment to be as active as possible. For information, visit high or call 272-8002.


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