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South Yuba River meeting Tuesday

The 33rd public meeting to write a comprehensive plan for public lands along the 39-mile stretch of the South Yuba River from Spaulding Reservoir to Lake Englebright will be held on from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Tuesday at the L.O.V.E Building, 660 Minnie St., Condon Park in Grass Valley.

The meeting will be for work on management actions and visitor capacity for Planning Unit 2 and Planning Unit 3.

Planning Unit 2 is the area from the eastern Army Corps of Engineers boundary to the western California State Parks boundary below Purdon Crossing. The principal recreation site in this area is Highway 49 Crossing.

Planning Unit 3 encompasses the area from the western California State Parks boundary below Purdon Crossing to Poorman Creek. The principal recreation sites in this area are Purdon Crossing and Edwards Crossing.

For more information, call the South Yuba River hotline at 272-6356, write to or visit the Web site at

Everyone who is interested is invited.

Art classes set for cancer patients

The Sierra Nevada Cancer Center will offer a six-week workshop for cancer patients and survivors, titled “Painting Autumn.”

Classes will be held Tuesdays from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m., starting Oct. 19, at the Flanigan Art Studio, 11192 Silver Willow Lane, in Nevada City.

Instructor Margie Miller said the workshops will explore watercolor, acrylic and mixed media painting for beginning to advanced painters. A $30 fee will cover the series.

For registration, call Debby Kirk at the Cancer Center at 274-6872.

Grocery Outlet plans shopping spree

The Grocery Outlet in Grass Valley will award a two-minute shopping spree to an individual, and a similar spree to the winner’s favorite charity.

Entries for the contest are due Tuesday, and can be submitted at the store, 616 Sutton Way in the Brunswick Basin.

Spencer earns endorsement

John Spencer, a candidate for the vacant Nevada County District 3 supervisor seat, has been endorsed by the Nevada County Deputy Sheriffs’ Association.

In a statement Friday, the association said it chose to endorse Spencer because members believe he “has demonstrated his commitment to safe streets and strong law enforcement,” wrote Deputy Richard Kimball, association president.

The decision was reached after a lengthy review process, Kimball said.

On Nov. 2, Spencer will compete with candidates Bruce Conklin and Linda Stevens for the seat on the Board of Supervisors. Drew Bedwell resigned from the post earlier this year because of health concerns.

– The Union staff

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