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The 5th Annual Tasty Jazz concert is taking place tonight and will showcase young, local jazz talent.

The Magnolia Intermediate School Rattler Jazz Band will play at 7:30 p.m. at Magnolia Intermediate School, 22431 Kingston Lane, in southern Nevada County, with proceeds benefiting the Magnolia band program.

The Rattler Jazz Band is an audition-only performance group made up of 24 sixth-, seventh- and eighth-graders from the Alta Sierra and south county neighborhoods.



The second half of the show will feature a local blues band, Phatcatz. Magnolia eighth-grader Maleah Callison will be singing. Desserts and beverages will be served at intermission.

Tickets are $5 per person and $20 for a family of four or more. For more information, call 268-2815.




Workshop set on giving hope to kids

A workshop on how adults can give children hope and confidence as they grow up will be held from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Thursday at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 246 S. Church St., in Grass Valley.

The workshop is called “Empowering Children for a Peaceful Future” and is sponsored by the Peace Center of Nevada County

For more information, call 265-6287 or visit http://www.living compassion.com.

– The Union staff

Ex-dean gets 5 years for child porn

SAN FRANCISCO – A former University of San Francisco education dean was sentenced to more than five years imprisonment for possessing thousands of images of child pornography.

A federal judge on Tuesday also ordered William Garner, 67, to pay a $50,000 fine to the San Francisco Child Abuse Prevention Center.

The maximum penalty for the charges was a 10-year prison term and a $250,000 fine.

Garner, who pleaded guilty to one count of pornography possession in December as part of a plea deal, retired last year from the Jesuit Catholic school after a career that spanned four decades. He was dean of the School of Education at USF from 1983 to 1987.

– The Associated Press


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