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Grass Valley residentshit by power outage

Several buildings temporarily lost power Thursday morning after a live wire fell onto a parked car in downtown Grass Valley.

The wire dropped at 11:30 a.m. on the 100 block of South Church Street, Grass Valley Police Capt. Dave Remillard said. The cause was weather-related, he said.

No one was hurt, but police had to cordon off the area until PG&E workers arrived to repair the problem. The wire was fixed by 1:30 p.m., according to police.

Awards chosen for Children’s Services

Sierra Nevada Children’s Services has announced the recipients of this year’s Children’s Service Award and Lenahan Award.

Each year, the agency honors individuals who have made extraordinary contributions toward improving the lives of children in the community.

This year’s recipient of the Children’s Service Award is Gail Johnson, executive director of Sierra Adoption Services. Sierra Nevada Children’s Services praised Johnson on her work with the Destination Family Youth Permanence Project, with the objective that no child in Nevada County will age out of the foster care system without a permanent family connection by the end of the five-year grant funded project.

The recipient of this year’s Lenahan Award is Elizabeth MacKenzie, recognized for a lifetime of leadership to children and families. Her dedication to the care and education of children exceeds 25 years, award presenters said.

The two award winners will be honored at the Annual Children’s Service Award Dinner and Reception, April 20, at the Miners Foundry in Nevada City. For more information or reservations, call Katherine Christie at Sierra Nevada Children’s Services at 272-8866, ext. 212.

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