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Moule Paint and Glass’ Player of the Week: Ali McDaniel

February 22, 2019 — Forest Lake Christian's Ali McDaniel impressed on te court this week, scoring a season-high 23 points to go with four rebounds, four steals and three assists in the Lady Falcons semifinal win over Ripon Christian Tuesday. In Friday's Division VI championship game, the junior guard

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IN THE WAKE OF THE WEEK: Warriors edge Kings again, Bochy plots exit

February 22, 2019 — ANOTHER CRUSHING DEFEAT: Again, the Kings face the Warriors. It is a four-time repeated result. This time the Kings have a chance to win it all on the last shot of the game. It was not to be. This one is a 125-123 defeat. Sacramento

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GET INTO GOLF: Breaking down Kuchar’s caddie conudrum

February 22, 2019 — You hold a fundraising event and contract with an experienced, national event coordinator. Their primary compensation is a percentage of the event's total revenue, the standard agreement for an event of this size. Unfortunately, as the date draws closer, the event coordinator goes down in

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PREP BASKETBALL: Forest Lake Christian’s comeback falls short in D-VI championship game (VIDEO/PHOTO GALLERY)

February 22, 2019 — SACRAMENTO — The Lady Falcons from Forest Lake Christian left it all out on the court, even a piece of a tooth, but it wasn't quite enough Friday at the Golden 1 Center in Sacramento. Back in a Sac-Joaquin Section championship game for the second

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Highway 49 safety fixes south of Nevada County to include roundabouts

February 22, 2019 — The idea might seem out of left field. But Caltrans is moving forward with plans to improve driver safety on a stretch of Highway 49 in north Auburn that include roundabouts at several intersections. The state transportation agency hosted a community open house in Auburn

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Increased outreach leads to higher numbers for Nevada County’s Homeless Point in Time count

February 22, 2019 — The numbers are in — and they're up substantially from last year. But a higher count for Nevada County's homeless population is likely due both to a much more intensive outreach effort this year, and bad weather during 2018's count, local officials say. This year's

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League of California Cities visitors give Grass Valley high marks

February 22, 2019 — The reviews of Grass Valley seemed to have a common theme. "It was my first time here, but it won't be my last," said Richard Montgomery of Manhattan Beach. Montgomery was one of about 80 members of the League of California Cities who mixed business

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William Neville: Fixing the wildland/interface fire problem

February 22, 2019 — Let me suggest some things our newly elected governor, Assembly and Senate should consider if they are serious about mitigating the urban-wildland fire problem: 1. Submit, for voter approval, a program to re-designate funds (approaching $100 billion) now directed to the "Super Train" to wildfire

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Paul Matson: How did all this happen?

February 22, 2019 — The Nevada County Narrow Gauge Railroad began service in 1876 and continued until 1943. The tracks were then removed and the rolling stock dispersed. The 22-mile route ran from Nevada City to Grass Valley and then on to Colfax where you could catch a train

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February 22, 2019 — Basil is a friendly 5 year old spayed terrier mix that is up to date on her shots and is house trained. She loves to be a lap dog and would be recommended with an adult family. To adopt Basil, contact Sammie's Friends Animal Shelter

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Lynn Wenzel: The heartbeats of women

February 22, 2019 — Yes, indeed, Ms. McLaughlin, heartbeats should be heard — those of the millions of women across this country who also have a right to life, health, safety, legal protection — all those things you demand for unborn fetuses. I lived through the pre-Roe v. Wade

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Firewise event scheduled for Monday

February 22, 2019 — Editor's note: Organizers say they are expecting a higher attendance than originally planned, so the location has been changed to the Nevada County Board of Supervisors' chambers of the Rood Center, 950 Maidu Avenue in Nevada City. Two experts are set to speak on from

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Thomas Elias: Will California GOP become a dinosaur?

February 22, 2019 — In mid-2016, just before Donald Trump won the presidency, California's Republican Party was on pace to become the third choice of state voters within three years, the first "major" political party to fall that low since Whigs became extinct just before the Civil War. The

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Thanks for letting us be part of your lives

February 22, 2019 — For 46 years, our family has been at the corner of Pine and Commercial. To have a constant in your life for 46 years is no small thing. It is a lifetime. A lifetime of "the restaurant" being in our constant vocabulary, of amazing customers

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R.L. Crabb: It takes a village idiot

February 22, 2019 —

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Lorraine’s Lowdown: Valentine warms the heart

February 22, 2019 — So Fun to Be "In Like" since kindergarten! Check out the pink Valentine's Day card, a heart complete with jewels, that a sweet elementary schoolgirl gave last week to a boy she's sweet on. The handsome, fun guy is also good at catching and throwing,

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Our View: No punishment is enough in Sabrina Distura case

February 22, 2019 — The skies of Los Banos brooded on the day Sabrina Distura was sentenced for the deaths of two Nevada Union High School students. Intermittent rain and gray landscapes greeted those who drove almost 200 miles from Grass Valley to the Central Valley town. They trudged

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Erratic driving in Grass Valley leads to weapons arrest

February 22, 2019 — Grass Valley police say they detained a man on weapons charges after a bystander spotted him driving erratically. Then the man's girlfriend, under the influence of a controlled substance, arrived to get his car, Sgt. Brian Blakemore said. Christopher John Ross, 33, of Grass Valley,

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Club News, Feb. 23, 2019

February 22, 2019 — The Union publishes Club News each Saturday. To share the latest from your western Nevada County club or organization, email readers@theunion.com. Unfortunately only a small fraction of club submissions are published in the print version of The Union due to space constraints. To see the

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Get native with it

February 22, 2019 — Establishing native plants in home gardens has numerous advantages and is becoming increasingly more popular. California native plants are better adapted to thrive in our climate, and once established will require less water, little to no fertilizer, less pruning and maintenance. Many natives are good

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