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Members of the Truckee Police Officers Association endorsed Mike Colantuono in his race for Superior Court judge in Nevada County.

“Mike knows we can’t solve all our crime problems and eliminate domestic violence unless we tackle our drug problems,” association president Det. Marty Schoenberg said.

Schoenberg called the candidate “tough, fair and ethical.”



Colantuono is president of the Nevada County Bar Association and is city attorney for Auburn.

The association announced its support on Saturday. Six candidates are vying for the seat that will be left vacant when Judge Carl F. Bryan II retires at the end of the year.




– Trine Kleist

‘Earthing’ focus of health discussion

The Grass Valley Elks Lodge will host a free health seminar at 7 p.m. Tuesday, discussing new technology known as “earthing.”

The discussion will include case studies in which earthing – which involves the significance of a tiny layer of electrons that surround the earth – reportedly has demonstrated dramatic and rapid improvement of inflammation, pain reduction, increased range of motion, restoration of function and improved sleep.

One of the earliest pioneers on the topic, Clint Ober, will be on hand for the discussion. Ober has worked with physicians and scientists on the topic for the past six years and has helped compile more than 30 case studies on earthing.

For more information on this free event, call Dan Hall at (530) 906-6771. The Grass Valley Elks Lodge is located at 109 S. School St. in Grass Valley.

– The Union staff

Broken control likely caused ferry crash

SAN FRANCISCO – A passenger ferry that crashed into a pier at bustling Fisherman’s Wharf and sent nine people to hospitals with minor injuries, likely suffered a broken water jet control, authorities said Sunday.

Inspectors completed their initial examination of the Vallejo-bound Baylink ferry that plowed into the wood pilings of Pier 43 in the heavily trafficked tourist area about 4:20 p.m. Saturday, according to U.S. Coast Guard Lt. John Fu.

Investigators were awaiting results of routine drug and alcohol tests performed on the captain and crew members, Fu said.

– The Associated Press


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