News Briefs: AJA Video expansion; Utility work on East Main Street |

News Briefs: AJA Video expansion; Utility work on East Main Street

Building would add to AJA Video expansion

AJA Video Systems hopes to boost its planned expansion to a new Grass Valley setting if the city planning commission approves a building design at tonight’s 7 p.m. meeting at City Hall. The company, which spun off from the Thomson-Grass Valley Group in 1993, had a new 45,000-square-foot building approved in March for its operations on Litton Drive. Now the company also is looking for design approval of another building on an adjacent parcel of almost 21,000 square feet and a 1,200-square-foot garage and storage building. Firm owner John Abt has said his revenues are growing 20 to 30 percent per year, and he needs more space and employees to meet the demand.

Utility work set for East Main Street this week

Pacific Gas and Electric Co. is changing the location of utility lines on East Main Street between Sierra College and Joerschke drives this week, Grass Valley officials said Monday. Traffic control will be in place from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily through Friday, weather permitting. Vehicles are expected to be able to pass with little delay most of the time, officials said.

Multi-cultural holiday event being planned

Divine Spark has begun organizing a multi-cultural Christmas event at the Miners Foundry in Nevada City and is inviting all ethnic groups to participate. The group traditionally hosts a Christmas dinner for the homeless on Christmas Day and this year organizers want to grow the festivities, said founder Tomas Streicher. The event will feature a banquet style meal, entertainment and dancing. Tickets cost $10 and will be used for homeless programs. For more infor- mation, contact Streicher at 265-2620 or Stephanie Lorenson at 271-7386.

Bergman campaign gives $130 to food bank

Robert Bergman, who won a seat on the Nevada City council earlier this month, announced Monday he will donate $130 in unused campaign funds to the Food Bank of Nevada County. He issued a challenge to his supporters on Monday as well. “I’m sure that those who financially helped me win election will be pleased that what we didn’t use in the campaign is being put to such good use,” Bergman said.

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