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City council meeting canceled

Due to lack of items for the agenda, Monday’s regularly-scheduled meeting of the Nevada City council has been canceled.

The two items on the agenda, approval of the Feb. 14 meeting minutes and a proclamation for Women’s History Month, will be carried forward to the March 13 meeting.

Solar power workshop set

Local company Plan It Solar will be hosting a free two-hour workshop on solar power from 1- 3 p.m. today in the Helling Library Community Room next to the Rood Center in Nevada City.

Owner Martin Webb says Plan It Solar has seen an immediate increase in walk-in business since moving into their new downtown Penn Valley office last October.

Topics covered include: solar electric systems for homes and businesses, solar water heating systems for pools and homes, and solar water pumping, plus all the various incentives and programs that make going solar affordable for local property owners.

Those attending are encouraged to bring a copy of their most recent utility bill. No preregistration is required to attend the workshop and a similar workshop is also scheduled for the end of March. For more information call 432-3776.

– The Union staff

Suspected rapist’s bail is $100,000

Bail has been set for a local registered sex offender arrested by Grass Valley police on suspicion of rape, court officials said Friday.

In Nevada County Superior Court Friday morning, Dino Leal, 40, was appointed attorney Monica Lynch and his bail was set at $100,000.

He was arrested Tuesday evening and booked on suspicion of rape and forcible penetration against the victim’s will.

A 48-year-year-old, partially-disabled woman came forward with allegations Sunday evening that Leal assaulted her Saturday night while she was sleeping in her home on the 800 block of South Auburn Street.

Leal is scheduled to enter a plea on the rape charges at 10 a.m. Monday in Nevada County Superior Court.

– Robyn Moormeister

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