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ALUMNI NOTEBOOK: Vallejo helps Bills down Browns; McColloch takes 9th at Manhattan Beach

August 20, 2018 — Tanner Vallejo, a 2013 Nevada Union graduate and linebacker for the Buffalo Bills, saw some game action in his team's 19-17 preseason victory over the Cleveland Browns on Friday. The 6-foot, 1-inch, 228 pound Vallejo accounted for one tackle in the win. Now in his

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INDYCAR: Rossi discusses victory, Wickens crash and stretch run

August 20, 2018 — Alexander Rossi dominated the 500-mile ABC Supply 500 at Pocono Raceway on Sunday to capture his second win in a row and third of the 2018 season. Rossi's fifth career victory tightened the gap in the Championship with the Nevada City native now trailing leader

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Highway 49 wreck causes serious injuries

August 20, 2018 — A Nevada City driver accused of sending a woman to the hospital with compound leg fractures after a wreck is free on $75,000 in bond, authorities said. Molly Jean Purvis, 33, faces a felony count of DUI/drugs causing bodily injury. Authorities booked her early Saturday

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Man sentenced to 9 years on assault, attempted robbery charges

August 20, 2018 — A man convicted of seriously injuring his wife while trying to rob her was sentenced Monday to nine years in prison. Stephen Woodward, 31, was convicted last month by a jury on charges of false imprisonment, attempted second-degree robbery, assault with a deadly weapon and

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Water main break in Nevada City closes Deer Creek, Seven Hills schools

August 20, 2018 — The second week of classes got off to a bumpy start for Deer Creek and Seven Hills schools in Nevada City Monday. The schools were forced to send students home early after a water main broke on Reward Street, near both campuses. Nevada City School

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Nevada County Police Blotter: Motorcycling rider not using handle bars, standing up and dancing

August 20, 2018 — Grass Valley Police Department Saturday 9:59 a.m. — A caller from the 1400 block of Segsworth Way reported a neighbor harassing the caller and his wife every time they are outside. The subject was a legless older man who threatened to "go put on his

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Phased renovation in the works for Grass Valley’s historic Holbrooke Hotel

August 20, 2018 — California Klondike. That's the aesthetic mash-up new owner Jordan Fife is shooting for with his planned renovation of Grass Valley's historic Holbrooke Hotel, with decor ranging from pure kitsch to more authentic pieces and even modern interpretations of a Western theme. That renovation will roll

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Liz Kellar: Sargent statue debate highlights complexity of history

August 20, 2018 — Nevada City's city council recently opted not to move forward with a donated statue that would have depicted Sen. Aaron Sargent and his wife, Ellen Singer Sargent. The statue, which was proposed by local nonprofit group The Famous Marching Presidents, was intended to honor the

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123rd Miners Picnic – old gold and new fun at the Empire Mine State Historic Park

August 20, 2018 — The first Miners Picnic was held on June 5, 1895. Hosted by the Mine Workers Protective League, the event helped raise money for miners' widows and orphans, as well as injured and out-of-work miners. It was such a significant event in those early years, local

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Nevada County robbery, kidnapping suspects consider entering pleas

August 20, 2018 — The judge in the robbery, kidnapping and false imprisonment case of Layla Callahan has indicated the 24 year old wouldn't face life in prison if she pleaded guilty or no contest to all her charges, prosecutors said Monday. The Nevada County District Attorney's Office has

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Save Highway 174 group schedules meeting for Wednesday night in Grass Valley

August 20, 2018 — A public meeting is scheduled for Wednesday night regarding the proposed widening project for Highway 174. The meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. at the Grass Valley Courtyard Suites, 217 North Auburn Street. The meeting is being held by the group Save Highway 174, which

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NID Board Division 2 candidate Herring announces two endorsements

August 20, 2018 — Bruce Herring, candidate for the Nevada Irrigation District Board of Directors in Division 2, announced the endorsements of two former Mayors and City Council Members: Linda Stevens of Grass Valley and Evans Phelps of Nevada City. "I wholeheartedly support Bruce Herring for the NID Board,"

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NID sends reminder to practice fire-safe camping as summer winds down

August 20, 2018 — School is back in session, and summer is fading. However, the risk of wildfire continues with hot days and dry vegetation. Nevada Irrigation District reminds campers and day-users to be vigilant about fire-safe behavior. NID's campgrounds remain open in the foothills at Rollins and Scotts

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Teeth in a Day right here in Grass Valley

August 20, 2018 — We've all seen those commercials which promise "teeth in a day" which are being done world-wide, but did you know that we have a leading expert in next generation dental implants right here in Grass Valley? Dr. Arora, who works at Grass Valley Periodontics, provides

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Lake Tahoe company launches on-demand mental health care app

August 20, 2018 — LAKE TAHOE — A Lake Tahoe-based company is breaking down mental health barriers with an app that connects patients to therapists through video chat. Larkr launched in November 2017 with the goal of providing more affordable, easy-to-access therapy across the country. The app is the

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Anniversaries: Henderson

August 20, 2018 — Pat and Jerry Henderson of Grass Valley celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary this summer. The couple was married on June 29, 1968 at St. Bartholomew's Catholic Church in Long Beach. Jerry graduated from California State University at Long Beach with a bachelor of science degree

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R.L. Crabb: It takes a village idiot

August 20, 2018 —

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Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital offers group exercise classes for those with Parkinson’s disease

August 20, 2018 — Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital understands that every patient has different needs. For patients at Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital with Parkinson's disease, the hospital is offering a free exercise class every Friday that is open to the community to help those with Parkinson's disease stay active

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Grass Valley Elks sponsor 240 shelter meals

August 20, 2018 — Jack Morris was once a homeless Hospitality House shelter guest. Today Jack rents a room on his own and has recently joined the service-oriented Grass Valley Elks Lodge #538 as a new member. The Elks Lodge dished up 240 meals at Hospitality House in July

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Thomas Elias: Western regional grid perilously close to reality

August 20, 2018 — Almost daily, California's entry into a western regional electricity grid grows nearer. As the legislative bill to move the state into a deal with coal-oriented states like Utah, Idaho and Nevada moves toward passage, the state also grows nearer to a real risk of repeating

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