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Crime alert: Is it just me, or does it seem like there is more crime lately in our little county? I recently heard a story about a Nevada City woman who said houses on either side of hers were burglarized. Then on Sunday, I ran into a woman whose car was broken into the night before, and I also heard a story this week about a woman whose car stereo was stolen while she was getting a cup of coffee to go at the Chevron station on Sacramento Street. Maybe they come in threes, or maybe I’m being paranoid? I know this stuff doesn’t constitute a major crime wave or anything, but it is a little disconcerting.

Dads at the Diggins: How could we forget Moms on the Mountains, that great fund-raiser for the Nevada City Schools Foundation? The dads got into the act last year with their own hike in the desert. This year, the dads are hiking at Malakoff Diggins, May 1, and it’s a great way to stay in shape and raise money for a worthy cause – our kids. Call Ken Newton at 478-3446 for more info, or you can e-mail Ken at

Meltdown update: Ralph and Dorothy Hitchcock were visiting their son in Cape Town, South Africa, and reading the local paper, the Argus, when they came across a story about the Nevada County Meltdown Challenge – across the world! They brought it into The Union so I could see it for myself. Also, Meltdown organizer Carole Carson got a call from the Food Bank saying they had been flooded with loaves of bread because of all the Atkins dieters and Meltdowners. Every day, there is some new nugget of information. Don’t forget, report Meltdown weights by e-mailing, and be sure to check out the Web site at for updates and discussion boards.

Funny bumper sticker: A picture of a whale with these words: “Save the humans.”

Dixie Redfearn can be reached at 477-4238 or by email at, or by fax at 477-4292.

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