News Briefs: Man’s best friend up for adoption; Motorcycle patrolman injured |

News Briefs: Man’s best friend up for adoption; Motorcycle patrolman injured


Man’s best friend up for adoption this weekend

A pet adopt-a-thon will be held from 10 a.m. to around 1 p.m. Saturday at Incredible Pets, 649 Sutton Way in Grass Valley. Chow Chow Rescue/Mystery Mutts/Wee Wonders and Scooter’s Pals also are sponsoring the event as well as bringing rescued dogs, according to store manager Kelly Hanley. Call Incredible Pets at 272-7701 or Chow Chow Rescue at 432-2778.

Traffic Accident

Motorcycle patrolman injured on the job

Grass Valley Police motorcycle patrolman Brian Hooper, 31, suffered moderate injuries and was admitted to Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital Thursday after an East Main Street collision with a vehicle. According to reports, Hooper was riding in the 1300 block when Sheron Jenson, 68, of Grass Valley, pulled out of a driveway and broadsided his motorcycle. She apparently did not see Hooper’s motorcycle and was not injured. The CHP is investigating the crash.


Fewer bus runs to Amtrak beginning July 1

Gold County Stage will cut back the amount of Auburn-Route 5X express runs to the Amtrak station beginning July 1. The regular Route 5 to Auburn will remain unchanged. There will be only one morning and one evening Route 5X run on weekdays, with weekend and national holiday runs eliminated. The first run will depart from Nevada City at 5:40 a.m. and from Grass Valley at 5:50 a.m., arriving at Auburn Amtrak at 6:30 a.m. The second run will depart from Nevada City at 5:45 p.m. and from Grass Valley at 5:55 p.m., arriving at Auburn Amtrak at 6:30 p.m. For information call 477-0103 or visit

Lives Lived/Obituaries

Brodie Broderson, 62

Vesta Jones, 94

Ruth Cramer, 97

Manley Gammalo, 64

See obituaries, Page A5.

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