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The Union columnist Carolyn Singer’s first book “Deer in my Garden” recently received three awards from the Northern California Publishers and Authors.

The group recognized the book for best first book, best cover and gave it a silver award in the best book category.

The announcement was made at the group’s awards dinner in Sacramento in late April.



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The Golden Flower Trading Co., Keeping Still Mountain Teashop and Gold Mountain Asian Import and Antiques recently closed and are reopening under one roof in Nevada City.




The new business Gold Mountain is set to open June 15 in the former Exposure Gallery site at 312 Broad St.

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Local business, High Sierra Electronics, Inc. recently received an export achievement award from the U.S. Department of Commerce.

High Sierra Electronics, an engineering and manufacturing company specializing in environmental monitoring, accepted the award at a commerce department event late last month in Sacramento.

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Grass Valley resident Yvonne DuBose recently was appointed as human resources manager for the Nevada Irrigation District.

DuBose has more than 20 years experience in human resources management. DuBose worked in human resources with the Grass Valley Group in the 1980s and 1990s. For the past four and a half years, she worked as a human resource manager for Pride Industries, Inc. in Roseville.

In her new job, DuBose is responsible for personnel administration, labor relations, staffing and recruitment.

The district employs 175 people and supplies water to more than 24,000 customers in Nevada, Placer and Yuba counties.

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The Gold Country Chapter of the Sacramento Area Human Resources Association is hosting a session on wage and hour laws next week.

The seminar entitled “Wage and Hour Laws…are you confused?” is set for noon to 2 p.m., June 14 at the Trolley Junction Restaurant in Nevada City.

Overtime requirements, travel time, exempt employees, independent contractors and alternative work week are some of the items set for discussion.

Deputy Labor Commissioner Daniel Dellarocca, who has been with the Department of Industrial Relations in Sacramento for the past 20 years, is the scheduled speaker. Reservations, which are required, cost $20 for members and $25 for nonmembers.

For more information visit goldcountrysahra @yahoo.com.

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Do you have news to share about your business? Contact Staff Writer Greg Moberly at gregm@theunion.com or 477-4234.


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