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Nevada County’s probation department was evacuated for about 40 minutes Thursday afternoon when someone phoned in a bomb threat.

Police checked the interior of the building at 109 North Pine Street in Nevada City, which the probation department shares with Friar Tuck’s Restaurant, at about 3:30 p.m.

There were no suspicious packages, according to police logs.

The Placer County Explosion Ordnance Division was notified, but it did not respond after police determined there was no threat.

– Robyn Moormeister

Locker joins CoRR as project director

Bill Locker has joined Community Recovery Resources as the Capital Development Project director.

Locker will focus on projects to reduce barriers individuals and families face for treatment and other services.

Prior to joining CoRR, Locker was executive director of Sierra Nevada Children’s Services. He has worked in HIV/AIDS prevention and education in Sacramento, Yolo, Placer and Nevada Counties.

Locker was the county coordinator of Friday Night Live in both Nevada and Yuba/Sutter counties and is on the Nevada City School District Board of Trustees. He is chair of the Nevada Joint Union High School District Bond Oversight Committee and has lived in Nevada County for 19 years, 10 of those in the Truckee area.

Fundraiser for Big Brothers Big Sisters

The Asian Garden Chinese Restaurant will donate 20 percent of all sales made between 4:30 and 9 p.m. June 25 to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Nevada County to support mentoring for local children in need.

Big Brothers Big Sisters matches children between the ages of 6 and 18 years with mature, responsible and caring adults who serve as positive role models and friends.

Asian Garden is at 12074 Nevada City Highway, Grass Valley. For more information, call Big Brothers Big Sisters at 272-2227.

– The Union staff

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