News Briefs: Aug. 16, 2008 |

News Briefs: Aug. 16, 2008

Theater group up to $43,000

The Foothill Theatre Company is nearly half-way to its goal of raising $90,000 by an extended deadline of Aug. 22.

Supporters had donated $43,000 as of Friday. A fundraising concert Thursday at the Miners Foundry Cultural Center brought in $4,600, troupe officials said.

In addition, some artists have donated their fees for future productions so the troupe can move forward with its 2008 season.

The area’s only professional acting company is facing the spectre of shutting down if the money can’t be raised ” and finances made more stable in the long run.

To donate, call 265-9320 or visit and click the “Sponsor/Donor” button.

No more lost pets

Pet owners can bring their animal companions for microchipping by Scooters Pals during an adopt-a-thon from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. today at Incredible Pets, next to Citizens Bank on Sutton Way in Glenbrook Basin.

Animals who need loving humans to take them home also will be available. Take a look at

Telephone spam calls

Tired of the repeated recorded telephone calls that warn your nonexistent car warranty is about to expire?

You can report any unsolicited call to the Federal Communications Commission at 1-888-225-5322. The commission is investigating fraudulent calls being made into Nevada County prefixes.

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