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Road alert for Grass Valley

Charlene Lane in Grass Valley will be closed to through traffic from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Wednesday. Residential access will remain, and every effort will be made to accommodate residents in a timely manner. Please observe all construction signs and the instructions of on-site personnel.

Food Bank to



distribute food

Anyone who receives food or would like to receive food can visit these locations in the next few weeks. To determine eligibility requirements or for more general information call 273-3796, or visit http://www.foodbankofnc.org/index.html.




The locations include:

• 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Tuesday, Penn Valley Community Church, 11739 Spenceville Road. for Penn Valley and Rough and Ready- area residents

• 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Thursday, 31625 Relief Hill Road for Washington area residents

• 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. March 27, Grass Valley Veterans Memorial Building, 255 S. Auburn St. for Grass Valley and Nevada City residents

– The Union staff

Chamber hosts St. Patrick’s Day mixer

The Penn Valley Area Chamber of Commerce, Placer Sierra Bank and the merchants of the Penn Valley Shopping Center host the 11th annual St. Patrick’s Day mixer on Thursday, March 15.

The event will take place at the Placer Sierra Bank in the Penn Valley Shopping Center, 17446 Penn Valley Drive. The mixer is set to run from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. There will be corned beef, cabbage, beverages and fun.

For more information, contact the Penn Valley Chamber of Commerce at 432-1802 or go to http://www.pennvalleycoc.org.

– Ryan Heredia

Rescue workers search river for boy

MODESTO – Rescue workers combed a section of Tuolumne River near Modesto where a 12-year-old boy disappeared Friday morning in fast-moving currents.

The boy was one of four paddling in a raft near a small dam at the 9th Street Bridge and River Road, said Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Department spokesman Tom Letras.

– The Associated Press


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