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The California Highway Patrol is looking for the driver of a Toyota pickup or 4-Runner involved in a hit-and run accident on Highway 174 early Thursday that left a Grass Valley man injured.

CHP Officer Earl Cummins said the northbound Toyota, which was red or maroon, slammed head-on into a southbound gold Nissan Stanza at approximately 1 a.m. Thursday on Highway 174, just north of Behr Mountain Road.

Cummins said the Toyota was driven away after the accident.

Arthur Traugot, 30, of Grass Valley, who was driving the Nissan, complained of pain in his chest. He was taken by ambulance to Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital.

Cummins said if the driver of the Toyota is located, he or she would be charged with felony hit-and-run because of the injury.

The Toyota is red or maroon and is either a pickup truck with a shell or is a 4-Runner. The vehicle sustained major damage on its left front end.

Anyone with information about the Toyota’s driver can call the Grass Valley CHP at 273-4415.

– Robyn Moormeister

Globalization film screened Friday

A film that looks at corporate branding and the impact of globalization on American jobs and culture will be screened Friday in Grass Valley.

“No Logo,” a 2003 film based on a book by journalist Naomi Klein, tackles the subject of how corporate branding and use of the media steer consumers away from buying local products.

“So many major companies don’t really make anything,” media educator Susan Rogers said.

The Education Task Force is sponsoring the screening at 7:30 p.m. in the chapel of the Unitarian Universalist Community of the Mountains, 246 S. Church St. There is no fee; a donation of $5 is suggested.

Rogers will lead a discussion after the showing. For more information, call 271-1311.

– Jill Bauerle

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