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Meet Your Merchant: Summer-school out leads to passion for cosmetology

January 13, 2019 — Sarah Cranston received some alarming news when she was a junior in high school. She was short on school credits. If she was going to graduate on time, she only had two options: take a Regional Occupational Program class (a course through a career preparation

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NC Kombuchary brings kombucha brewery to Grass Valley

January 6, 2019 — It was a high school friendship that led Sean Millar to take his kombucha passion to the next level. A Grass Valley resident since he was 5 years old, Millar has brewed kombucha — fermented tea — for seven years. The fermentation process intrigued him,

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Meet your merchant: Player’s Pizza a community hub with a new sports bar, live music and upcoming microbrewery

January 6, 2019 — In 1998, Dave Nelson was living in his hometown of Santa Barbara when he got a call from one of his oldest friends, former NFL player Rob Woods. The former Cleveland Browns offensive lineman had opened Player's Pizza, Pasta & More in a small town

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Whiting Meadows Project Offers True Affordable Housing Option in Grass Valley

January 4, 2019 — Imagine a neighborhood filled with modest sized homes and well maintained modest sized yards.  Kids ride their bikes through the tree-lined streets, and retirees rest on their porches watching them play.  Imagine a neighborhood where the residents are teachers, police officers, firefighters, reporters, retail managers,

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What’s for dinner?

January 2, 2019 — An acorn woodpecker stops by a Lake Wildwood bird feeder to sample the goods.

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Nevada County’s Top 5 business stories of 2018

December 25, 2018 — The sale of western Nevada County's two hotels that date back to the Gold Rush, the approval of the community's first cannabis dispensary and a long-promised, but yet-to-materialize, fiber optic network changing hands were among the top business news headlines of 2018. Holbrooke joins National

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Meet Your Merchant: Travel the world, or, better yet, go to Yabobo

December 23, 2018 — If you hear kick-ass music coming out of Yabobo in Nevada City, you can thank the manager, B.D. Colwell, who was a DJ at KVMR for 28 years. For 11 of those, Colwell became known for his African music show. "I got bored with western

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Staking their claim: 1849 Brewing Co. welcomed in Glenbrook Basin (VIDEO/PHOTO GALLERY)

December 18, 2018 — For 1849 Brewing Co. co-owner David Krikorian, the thought of opening a brewery seemed unfathomable. "It's been a dream for 35 years that I never thought I'd be able to do," Krikorian said. That dream came true this week in Grass Valley's Glenbrook Basin where

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MEET YOUR MERCHANT: Nevada County couple helps keep homes warm through growing trend of energy logs

December 16, 2018 — Men scatter when Kathy Thomas jumps into her forklift to move pallets around the warehouse. But she just laughs it off. "Some of them even try to tell me how to drive it," she said. "For some reason they seem surprised when they realize I

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Frederick Fisher: 2018 tax changes: The good, the bad and the ugly

December 16, 2018 — With the end of the year quickly approaching and a number of new tax changes coming into effect in January, now is a good time for some year-end tax planning. The good news is that if you make $150,000 or less, your taxes most likely

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Glenn Kenes: Trade tensions and your portfolio; what you need to know

December 16, 2018 — A prominent economic story of the past year has been the growing tide of trade disputes across the globe. The U.S. is at the center of it – most notably with China – which means investors are often subject to daily headlines debating possible implications

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Meet your merchant: Nevada Union classmates team up to run successful Penn Valley salon

December 9, 2018 — When Samantha Johnson and Sienna Crawford first became friends their freshman year at Nevada Union High School, they probably wouldn't have guessed they would one day own a salon together. But as the years passed, it became clear they shared a common passion, as Samantha

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Marc Cuniberti: Markets can turn on a dime, or day

December 9, 2018 — With the Dow falling hard over the last few weeks and the S&P 500 now below its 50-day moving average for the third time in seven years, investors find themselves wringing their hands in fear and frustration. The years 2011 and 2015 marked the last

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Mary Owens: Changes coming to tax deductions in new year

December 9, 2018 — The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act signed into law in December of 2017 created many changes to the rules for calculating itemized deductions. Some the of the most notable changes were the significant increases to the standard deduction amounts. The 2017 law allowed a $6,350

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Machen MacDonald: Avoid the CRASH

December 9, 2018 — Leading people to get things done in business happens at the speed of thought. Navigating at such high velocity can easily cause a crash which can result in demotivation of others or worse, irreparable mistakes and damages. Here are five ways to avoid crashing: C

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Meet me at Mezé

December 6, 2018 — If you've been to any event in western Nevada County for the past three years, you have probably seen the Falafel Kis booth.  If you've ever tried their authentic handmade falafel, you will probably be excited to learn that their new brick and mortar restaurant,

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AbleCarts created to help get Nevada County residents with disabilities good jobs and fair wages

December 4, 2018 — As a kid growing up in Nevada County, Tyler Szura looked up to his big brother, Kevin, who was eight years his senior. While Kevin was clearly the older and more mature one, their relationship had an atypical twist. Diagnosed with cerebral palsy at three

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Meet your merchant: Maxx and Kimberly Hermann in the business of making parties stress free

December 2, 2018 — Maxx Hermann was a junior at Nevada Union High School when he landed his first job ever at SRC Party Rentals & Supplies in Grass Valley. Owners Diane and Mike Buettner were close family friends, which gave Maxx an instant "in." But his hard work

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TMCC, UNR preparing workforce for Northern Nevada’s fast-growing advanced manufacturing sector

December 2, 2018 — RENO, Nev. — A Star Wars droid-like robot roams the linoleum floor, delivering steel parts from one conveyor to another. Robotic arms — constructing products with metals — clamp, swivel, release, repeat. No, this isn't the inner-workings of Tesla's massive Gigafactory 1, planted inside the

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Machen MacDonald: Lead from LIGHT

December 2, 2018 — To evolve as a successful leader to a leader of significance we must learn to shine our authentic light. Regardless of the title underscoring our name on a business card or the amount of leadership events that populate our time line, we are all leaders

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