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A father-and-son team has purchased Citizens Restaurant, 221 Broad St. in Nevada City, from Dewayne and Denise Yeager, and will take over the establishment Thursday. The Yeagers, who bought the restaurant in 2002, have decided to return to Washington state.

The new owners are Barry Collins and his son Clay. Barry Collins is providing the financial backing for the venture while Clay Collins, a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America at Greystone who has worked at several restaurants, will run the business.

The menu will be updated to offer unique pizzas, original pasta dishes, sandwiches and hand-tossed salads, and the restaurant will be remodeled next winter, according to the Collinses.



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SundayPlus, a low-cost, PC-based presentation software program developed by Grass Roots Software of Grass Valley, will be used to provide all of the graphics and pre-recorded video at the James River Assembly of God “I Love America” celebration, July 4, in Ozark, Mo.




The day-long festival is expected to draw 80,000 people, and SundayPlus will be used to integrate graphics, text and video clips with live video coverage on large screens around the venue.

Lou Douros, president of Grass Roots, said the $399 software package is used by “thousands of smaller churches” throughout the country.

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Cameras, switchers and other video gear manufactured by Grass Valley Group of Nevada City will be used to provide coverage of the 2006 FIFA World Cup in Germany, parent company Thomson of France announced last week.

Thomson said it has signed a contract with Host Broadcast Services of Switzerland to outfit up to seven video vans with high definition video equipment to provide a worldwide broadcast feed of the competition. The value of the contract wasn’t announced. Thomson owns GVG.

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Linda Leonard has been appointed manager of Giselle’s Travel at the Fowler Center in Grass Valley. She has been a travel manager for a Fortune 500 company and is a former ambassador for the Auburn Chamber of Commerce.

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Alpine Appraisal Group of Truckee is now offering its services to Realtors and home owners in the Grass Valley and Nevada City area. Information on areas served and fees is available by phoning (888) 825-4733, or online at http://www.alpineappraisals.com.

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Joyful Angels childcare of Grass Valley is offering a Breakfast for Toddlers program this summer for children of low-income families. Breakfast will be served from 7 to 9 a.m. at the facility, 582 Delia Court. Information on menus and reservations can be made by phoning 477-8342.

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The summer/fall edition of the INSIGHT Directory, a listing of over 200 healing arts practitioners and complementary businesses and products in the foothills, is now available at many local coffee houses, book stores, and other outlets. For additional information, call publisher Suzie Daggett at 265-9255, or go online at http://www.insightdirectory.com

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Rumor of the week: Jimboy’s Tacos, which exited Grass Valley several years ago, is reportedly looking at the building formerly occupied by Togo’s at 11937 Nevada City Highway.


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