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Restaurant news: Holy Smoke in Grass Valley has closed its doors. No word on why. Also closed is Asia in Nevada City – the sign on the door says it has been sold to the Tortilla Grill. No news on when the new place will open up. Also, Daddy’s Little Grill in the Seven Hills area of Nevada City is no longer open for dinner; lunch there is Monday to Friday only. Anyone know other restaurant changes? Call or e-mail me.

When cats haiku: Ever wonder what your cats are doing while staring at an empty wall? They might be composing bad haiku. Columnist and animal rights activist Mike Drummond sent these in:

The food in my bowl



Is old, and more to the point

Contains no tuna




My brain: walnut-sized.

Yours: largest among primates.

Yet, who leaves for work?

There’s no dignity

In being sick – which is why

I don’t tell you where.

Dixie the Dinosaur: A reader came into The Union on Friday to tell me that Dixie the Dinosaur is NOT in a Grass Valley back yard but is where the I-80 meets the 480 … “past the ships in mothballs.” She couldn’t remember the city, so I turned to Google for guidance. Google referred me to the California highways Web site. When I clicked on 480 it said that highway no longer exists. Foiled again! Readers, do you know what area is where the 80 and 480 used to come together? That’s apparently where this elusive dinosaur ended up.

Bumpersnicker: Senior Staff Writer Dave Moller spotted this one in Grass Valley: “I Fought the Lawn and the Lawn Won.”

Del Oh Oh: That’s what reader Bri e-mailed me … it’s her daughters’ name for the Del Oro theater, which has lost its illuminated ‘R.’ She said they loved the lighting party when the sign was illuminated; now they’re hoping for an ‘R’ Relighting Party!

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Dixie Redfearn can be reached at 477-4238 or by e-mail at dixier@theunion.com, or by fax at 477-4292.


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