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Lt. Col. Charlie Brown will host a town forum Monday night at the St. Joseph’s Cultural Center in Grass Valley.

Brown, a Democrat from Roseville who is retired from the U.S. Air Force, is running against nine-term incumbent Congressman John Doolittle (R-Roseville) for the 4th District seat.

The forum is hosted by the Nevada County Democratic Central Committee, and begins at 7 p.m. The St. Joseph’s Cultural Center is located at 410 Church St. For more information, call 477-1804.

Plan prepared to improve air quality

To address growing concern about poor air quality in western Nevada County, the Northern Sierra Air Quality Management District must prepare a plan to lower ozone concentrations and meet national air quality standards.

Nevada County’s air quality has deteriorated in the past five years, with pollution pushed into the foothills from the Sacramento and Bay areas. According to the American Lung Association, the county’s air is the 12th worst in the nation for ozone air pollution.

From 10:30 a.m. to noon Monday, the air district will hold a public meeting at the Madelyn Helling Library, 980 Helling Way, in Nevada City.

The district will discuss the nature of ozone, summarize federal requirements and gather suggestions on reasonably available local measures to reduce ozone.

For more information, visit

Classical concert free to public

The Sierra College Nevada County Campus Orchestra will perform a free concert Nov. 30 at the Seventh-Day Adventist Church on Osborne Hill Road in Grass Valley. The event starts at 7 p.m.

The performance will include the overture to the opera “Cosi fan tutte” by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, “Three Dances” by Edward German and Symphony No. 35 in D, also by Mozart.

Music lovers of all ages are welcome to the event. Donations can be made to the Sierra College music program.

For more information, contact orchestra director Stephen Miller at or call 742-1897.

– The Union staff

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